(Topic ID: 7945)

build a better rotisserie


By toyotaboy

7 years ago



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    #1 7 years ago

    working on my own design. I think this will not only be easier (mount the playfield in a frame first instead of relying on keeping tension on two legs), but hopefully a cheaper parts list. Also going to use plastic channels so they don't marr the wood. Need to add a few misc hardware components and then I'm gonna order my parts from mcmaster and start building it. Here's a rendering..

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    #2 7 years ago

    very cool. let us know how it turns out

    #3 7 years ago

    Honda had a really nice one that he built. Hopefully, he'll post some more pics of it for you.

    #4 7 years ago

    I like the idea of using plastic channels not to mar the wood, or snag my belly when walking around the rotisserie. Are you designing this to be floor standing or tabletop? If it's floor standing I would be tripping over the extruding horizontal piece every time I walked around it. but that's just my clumsy ass.

    #5 7 years ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    Honda had a really nice one that he built. Hopefully, he'll post some more pics of it for you.

    +1 it's totally KISS. but with an ingenious use of alternator housings for the pivot points.

    #6 7 years ago

    @ssathre tabletop, it's 16" tall (still enough for all playfields), but not too high. I could always move the extended leg on the inside and still be versatile for all playfield lengths (40-46" long).

    #7 7 years ago

    that's pretty cool, did you design that with SolidWorks?

    #8 7 years ago

    @herbertbsharp yes.. sorta addicted to it. Here's a quick video of it:

    Probably going to start working on the real thing next week. 0066586099317_500X500[1].jpg

    #9 7 years ago

    Nice idea; good luck; will be following your progress!

    #10 7 years ago
    Quoted from ssathre:

    I would be tripping over the extruding horizontal piece every time I walked around it.

    You could have the stabilising struts pointing inwards so you don't trip over them and it would take less floor space... it would be just as stable... well, almost... Just a thought.

    #11 7 years ago

    Just remember you have to be able to lock it up so it won't spin on you and not just horizontally. Think about how you want to work at it. If it's on a bench those legs are going to get in the way. Modify your bench/table to hold the rotissery and you get rid of a lot of extra wood. Good luck.

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