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

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Step 5: Butcher and Refresh Your Machine Frame

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The frame of my washing machine was a bit rusty and very grubby (it had been outside for some time). If you do a project like this I recommend acquiring a machine that is in better condition. I went with what I had though, which meant cleaning (pressure washing :P and wire brushing the rust off.

I want to use the inside for storage - I'll probably put shelves in - so instead of the small round port-hole, I used an angle grinder and slitting disc to cut a square opening in the front (that's approximately the size of an old scrap kitchen cupboard door I have)...

The edges of the cut were sanded smooth to prevent accidents, and all the bare metal was touched up with metal paint.