2008 - Volume #32, Issue #2, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Water Tank Makes Great Metal Polishers
Ferreira cuts a hole in the side and adds edges to the piece he cut out to make a secure door that he can bolt tight.
Mounted on a 2-by-4 wood frame, the tank spins slowly, powered by an old 1/4 hp motor and a couple of pulleys from a clothes dryer. Ferreira fills the tank with ground corn cobs and runs the polisher several hours to polish an item. Or, he places the item in a plastic gallon jug filled with metal grit and ball bearings, and then puts the jug in the polisher.
Most people have the materials right in their shop to build a polisher, Ferreira says.
"Make stuff out of what you can get for nothing. That's the joy of it," he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Ferreira, 9775 W. Sunny Day Ct., Crystal River, Florida 34428 (ph 352 795-0049;
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