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Skypilots Rotisserie Plans (storable option)

By Skypilot

7 years ago

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    #1 7 years ago

    I have received several requests to build these and sell them. To be honest I need another project like I need a hole in the head.
    I've also been asked to sell the plans by many.
    Here's the deal they are free to all ..........but......... If they have any value to you please send $ 10.00 to your local food bank and we can call it even.
    The fact that we can own even one Pinball machine makes us blessed,so help those less fortunate.
    This is the honor system. Thanks





    #2 7 years ago

    I will answer any questions in this thread to assist all who decide to build this.
    There are also other photos on my original post " building a turntable/rotisserie"

    #3 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot Skypilot!

    #4 7 years ago

    Thanks for the Karma wolfmarsh

    #5 7 years ago


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    #6 7 years ago

    Good man. Thanks for the plans. I appreciate the hard work.

    #8 7 years ago

    Man I would kill for the room to be able to build and have one of these.

    #9 7 years ago


    The lazy susan base is fantastic. Gonna piece one of these together to replace the one I have, as this is a much better design. Couple questions, if you'd be so kind. To verify, the dowel is used to lock the rotisserie either right-side up, or upside down? Second, I'm not sure I understand what the "pivot nut" is or its purpose; could you give me a bit more detail on that one? Thanks for your time; looks like a great setup.


    #10 7 years ago

    Wow that thing is awesome, thanks for sharing!!

    #11 7 years ago

    Thks Skypilot !
    Great System and Thanks for sharing on Pinside !

    Idea : Add a soldering station, and power connected in the base ?

    #12 7 years ago

    The pivot nut is the same nut used in the pinball cabinet. It allows me to slide the play field into the rotisserie .if you look on my old thread I believe I have pictures of it.

    #13 7 years ago

    Yes the dowel is used to lock in the table. If you wish you can turn a small handle if you own a lathe. That's what I did.

    #14 7 years ago

    great work and thanks for sharing.

    #15 7 years ago

    That is a great table Sky, ever think off producing a bunch of units and selling them on here? Id probably buy one, I have limited time and no lathe, I actually thought of getting into woodworking a few years ago but toy collecting ultimately won....

    #16 7 years ago

    Thanks Sky. I plan on building one of these. I will donate to the food shelf.

    #17 7 years ago

    The pivot nut seems like a neat idea for B/W games, but have you tried Stern or other playfields that don't use that? And I'm not clear on how it adjusts for narrow to widebody in the pics? Cool idea though, thanks much for sharing!!!

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    #18 7 years ago

    You can always use the angle iron on both ends,at least with most playfields

    2 months later
    #19 6 years ago

    I'm not real great with wood but I think I'll give this a shot.

    1. What size/kind of screws did you use for attaching the sides and base?

    2. What is that black screw in the Aluminum Angle that you use to hold the playfield to the rotisserie and how did you attach it?

    3. Where did you get that pivot nut from?


    #20 6 years ago

    1. 2 1/4 deep thread drywall screws and wood glue ( I predrill/countersink)
    2. 1 1/2 x1/4 round head and a non slip nut (just drill an oversize hole through both pieces,off set the thickness of the angle)
    3.pivot nut and bolts- Pinball life,or Marco

    #21 6 years ago

    Thanks Skypilot. Adding them to my shopping list.

    #22 6 years ago

    Best of luck.Let me know if you need additional pics

    8 months later
    #23 6 years ago

    Very nice Rotisserie

    6 months later
    #25 5 years ago

    This looks real similar to Mac's rotisserie!

    #26 5 years ago

    I designed this after seeing one at a friends in Salem. He may have got it from Mike.

    #27 5 years ago

    Wishing Skypilot would ship me one of these in a nice ikea approved flat pack. No woodworking skills here exist in this house.

    4 months later
    #28 5 years ago

    Bump for a cool thing I wish I had. Sky, Ever thought of just cutting out the wood pieces and shipping it so that they could be assembled by someone. It wouldn't be as bad as assembling them them and trying to ship. I probably have the skills to do this but a lot won't. Even though I do I'd probably be tempted to just buy a kit.

    2 months later
    #30 5 years ago

    I recently built a second unit and used 4 swivel casters. This is a better idea FYI

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    #31 4 years ago

    Is there a link to the original thread?

    This is great. Thank you for posting it.

    #33 4 years ago

    Thank You!

    #34 4 years ago

    Funny, I was going to resurrect this thread today and give a shout out and thank you. Got mine together this week.

    About $100 all in.

    Thanks man!


    #35 4 years ago

    Looks great, pick up 3 Sterilite 28 Qt trays at Home depot or Target. Great for organizing parts.

    #36 4 years ago

    Definitely on the list. I'm thinking about making some sort of cover for the bottom area, as I want to just wheel this thing into my spray booth for paint/clear.

    I will say to anyone looking to make this that I found it much easier than pipe, and also that the hardest part to locate was the lazy susan hardware. Home Depot doesn't think they carry it, but they do - look near the casters, you'll need them anyway.

    #37 4 years ago

    Hey Skypilot -

    Do you still build these? I don't have any woodworking tools, but your rotisserie I like a lot.

    Can you PM me if you still make these for others?



    #38 4 years ago

    I actually never produced these for others. I have tried very hard not to make this hobby a business. I get tied down to any commitments to other and feel obligated when I promise things. If I ever change this decision I will let you know. Sorry

    #39 4 years ago

    No worries, I understand completely

    Thanks for the reply.


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    #40 3 years ago

    A few requests for info bump

    #41 3 years ago

    Now we need a list-member who has a CNC router to join this thread so we can all have "accurately" cut wood to assemble


    #42 3 years ago

    I have done a couple updates to the rotisserie due to wear. The table was becoming wobbly as the holes for the locking handle became oblong. Just wanted to share.






    #43 3 years ago

    Wow! Best rotisserie by a mile! I need to build one of these now...

    SkyPilot, thanks for sharing!

    3 weeks later
    #44 3 years ago

    Awesome design, have gladly donated!....has anyone got autocad files for this? would make life heaps easier

    #45 3 years ago

    I can't believe I just saw this. Have been impressed by this design from day one and didn't realize you'd basically put it out there for everyone. Thanks and donation will be made gladly, probably times a few.

    #46 3 years ago
    Quoted from shimoda:

    I can't believe I just saw this. Have been impressed by this design from day one and didn't realize you'd basically put it out there for everyone. Thanks and donation will be made gladly, probably times a few.

    Good. Because this deadbeat owes me more than a few beers.

    #47 3 years ago

    One of the best rotisserie designs. Thank you Skypilot.

    #48 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Good. Because this deadbeat owes me more than a few beers.


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    #49 3 years ago

    Bump. Another one exists. Still need to add my 1" dowel to lock it in place but done other than that.
    Will modify and use the top bar to secure more current playfields that have the opening around the outhole once I have to do one of those games. Should be a very flexible rotisserie.



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