After building the drum, a test was in order. After all, if this part didn’t run true there was no sense in moving forward.
Using a piece of Corian, the motor and drum were clamped down in position. The motor is a 120v 1/3 HP motor salvaged out of our old furnace. The belt is the one from my table saw- a link belt replaced it.
(fire in the hole and Test 2)
With some anxiousness, power was applied. Holy Cow, It Worked!!
The pulley ratio is about 1:1.5- the drum being larger- so the speed of the drum is slightly more than 1000 RPMs.
I hear everyone talking about the “Nickel Test” so what the heck-