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Multi Purpose Rotary Machine - Mulling, Welding, Pottery, Photography Turntable

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Step 41: Green Sand Muller #5 - Compacting Wheels

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I spend a while wondering what I would use for the compacting wheel for the muller. I thought about casting concrete in a section of old plastic barrel, and was getting ready to make that, when I found these cast iron bad boys, mostly berried, while out for a walk on my parents farm... Jackpot :D

They are plenty heavy enough and about the right size, and as it happens a scrap of pipe I have been hording fits perfectly as an axle. All I needed to do was cut it down a bit, make a 90 degree joint, and add a little spacer.

Then a 1/2" hole was drilled through the oak crossbar and the little pivoting mount you see in the third pic, threaded through.