Failure can be fun

Well it was a fun build but it’s a fail for this one. I wanted to play around with the gear generator app so I thought if I am going to cut gears I might as well find a use for them. The combination of wrong gearing and not enought motor power killed this project but over all it was a fun and educational build.


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Great idea though. Try , try, again.

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An extremely ingenious and useful machine, especially around my shop! In the immortal words of Tim Taylor “More Power!” I always dimple the sides of my cans before crushing.

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Now that I got the design figured out There will be more power in a future build.

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I use this approximately 12 times per weekend…

@PhilJohnson’s flywheel idea is really cool. Watch out for the digits though!

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I have a pretty large selection of motor around here from 5vdc to 220vac up to 5hp . time to build a reduction transmission.

For a small winch, I use a power drill!

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It was a thought I have a gutted out drill with the gearbox and motor as one unit.