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Portable 12 volt paper "beater"

This was a fun project. It's a small "paper beater" used for making pulp to be used for handmade paper production. The job was to fabricate a new adjustable motor bracket and convert "the beater" to use 12 volts in order to make it truly portable. The owners travel giving talks and demonstrations on paper making and it's not practical for them to bring their larger equipment. There were also a few fixes to the bearings and axle arrangement that we're pretty straight forward. To use this machine you add water and the raw material, such as cloth, you wish to make the pulp from. When you turn the machine on the aluminum wheel spins in a bath of water crushing and pulverizing the material into pulp for paper production. 

12 volt paper beater

12 volt paper beater

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