DIY Parts Tumbler

By November 4, 2015CNC, DIY
Neo7CNC DIY Parts Tumbler

When I was researching how to finish the LoopAliens, I decided to build a tumbler.  It turned out well after I converted it to a larger, more capable motor.  It’s ended up being more of a ball mill than a tumbler, but it did work.  Creating it gave me a good excuse to turn out some really nice parts on the larger CNC machine I built some years ago.  Click HERE to see the CNC machine I used.

After the proof of concept, I ended up buying a very large vibratory tumbler to run production parts with.  It allowed me to finish hundreds of parts at a time rather than 50.  Creating the “ball mill” was a good educational experience.

Here are some decent pictures from the DIY parts tumbler build I did some time ago

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About David Burrell

David Burrell is a lifelong inventor and creator. Besides being a CNC enthusiast and maker, he also invented the LoopAlien rapid cord attachment device (www.LoopAlien.com) that was successfully launched on Kickstarter.com in 2013.