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New use for a washing machine - any ideas?

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  1. DIYalot

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    Hi. I have a Bosch drum type washing machine that I'm trying to make use of, but not as a clothes washing machine. So, I've taken out the control panel, envisaging a home-brew panel that pretty much simply turns on the motor and enables speed variation of it. But, I am rather stuck on what purpose this washing machine could be put to. If I cannot figure something I'll junk it and use the motor for something. So, any ideas what this washing machine could be made into? BTW, I'm not talking about a purpose for the drum, I mean a working machine. Thanks. Rich
     
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    Use it as a rock tumbler to make smooth pebbles from soft rocks ?
     
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    Could you make a potato peeler? Need to modify the drum a bit!
     
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    Here is a short list of things that came to mind, involving use of a working machine: rock tumbler; dryer; spin dryer (set for long time spin drying); sifter, centrifuge.
     
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    I would never have thought of that. Clever idea. :)
     
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    The drums do make good incinerators for the garden...
     
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    Washing machine motors are often used in robots.
     
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    Build a safe into it, no one is gonna look in a washing machine for your valuables :)
     
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    People used to make polishers out of old washing machine motors- like grinding wheels but with buffing mops
     
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    seen the drum used as a outdoor plant pot
     
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    They make great firestands for the garden. if it's possible to keep it on the belt wheel and have it spinning, so much the better
     
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    If you strip it right down to just the inner drum you can make a soil sieve
     
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    A dishwasher for unbreakable crockery
     
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