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Forum topic by d_sinsley posted 12-07-2019 02:18 AM 384 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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d_sinsley

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12-07-2019 02:18 AM

Hey guys (I am not assuming anyones gender, it’s a phrase),

I want to make a “thing” that rotates that has a light in the center and casts images on the walls. But my neanderthal brain can’t even think of what to call it to do a Google search.

I want to turn a piece of wood that has patterns cut in the sides and then casts the light on the walls as it spins.

Anyone know a source for such a rotating mechanism?

-- Devon


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Steve

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#1 posted 12-07-2019 02:25 AM

I know there’s a lazy Susan. Looking online, they have instructions for a motorized lazy Susan

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d_sinsley

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#2 posted 12-07-2019 02:56 AM

I was thinking this also.

-- Devon

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#3 posted 12-07-2019 02:57 AM

Try Motion lamp or Rotating lamp shade

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#4 posted 12-07-2019 03:22 AM

im gonna say too much whiskey and wine mixed in one night-lol.sorry no idea.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 12-07-2019 03:55 AM

This might give you a start.
https://www.finehomedisplays.com/display-turntables.asp?msclkid=db1918053b3c1ce6461545ee197b0f11

You could also look for clock motors and make your own.

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#6 posted 12-07-2019 03:58 AM



This might give you a start

https://www.finehomedisplays.com/display-turntables.asp?msclkid=db1918053b3c1ce6461545ee197b0f11

- LeeRoyMan


hey com on over bud i got a nice fire burning and ive got plenty of christmas spirits,ya know what i mean-wink!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LeeRoyMan

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#7 posted 12-07-2019 04:02 AM

hey com on over bud i got a nice fire burning and ive got plenty of christmas spirits,ya know what i mean-wink!

- pottz


OK, I’ll jump on my jet and see you in a few!
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Or maybe just toast online,

cheers buddy!

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Lazyman

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#8 posted 12-07-2019 04:03 AM

Search amazon for projection night light? To make your own , look for a replacement clock motor like this. . There are others available as well. They usually make one RPM and are usually very quiet. If you want it to turn faster, you could use a pulley or gears

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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TravisH

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#9 posted 12-07-2019 04:08 AM

Just a simple AC Gear motor?

Just need to search for one to meet you specs and more importantly noise level. I have used various face mount motors from McMaster Carr for overhead stirrers to mix hot plastic.

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d_sinsley

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#10 posted 12-07-2019 04:12 AM



This might give you a start.
https://www.finehomedisplays.com/display-turntables.asp?msclkid=db1918053b3c1ce6461545ee197b0f11

You could also look for clock motors and make your own.

- LeeRoyMan


Yes this is what I was looking for. Thanks

-- Devon

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pottz

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#11 posted 12-07-2019 04:13 AM

hey com on over bud i got a nice fire burning and ive got plenty of christmas spirits,ya know what i mean-wink!

- pottz

OK, I ll jump on my jet and see you in a few!
.
.
.
Or maybe just toast online,

cheers buddy!

- LeeRoyMan

i know you independent woodworkers all live the high life.your west coast right? pm me.
hey dont worry i havn’t investigated by the fed’s in years-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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SMP

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#12 posted 12-07-2019 04:22 AM

I remember seeing old fashioned low tech versions in germany at a little Woodworking village in the alps. Candles would heat up fan blades above them and cause the attached octagonal cylinder to spin around that had cutouts and cast images around.

Also at Disneyland animation studios i saw some hand crank/ hand spun ones that threw a short animation sequence

Try looking up zeotrope or stroboscopic

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CaptainKlutz

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#13 posted 12-07-2019 07:57 AM

Heat activated spinning pattern lamps can be found online:
https://harmonylantern.com/
https://magiclamp.ca/

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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d_sinsley

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#14 posted 12-07-2019 12:17 PM

The candle powered windmills are neat. I have glass bearings already on hand but that’s for a different project.

-- Devon

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