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Homemade Dirt Sifter


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spike3579 on instructables.com
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Homemade dirt sifter constructed from wood, aluminum angle, plywood, and hardware cloth. Measures 44"x22"x3.5"
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Nov 28, 2013 6:19 PM
kz123
I made a sifter like this a couple of years ago to fit the top of a plastic storage box. The only difference was I bolted a sewing machine motor to the frame as a shaker. To produce the shaking action, I press fit a circular piece of 3/4 inch plywood with a hole drilled off center on the motor shaft and reinstalled the small pulley originally on the shaft as a retainer. It worked really well! The foot pedal allowed me to vary the amount of vibration as needed.
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kz123 says:
Nov 28, 2013 6:19 PM
I made a sifter like this a couple of years ago to fit the top of a plastic storage box. The only difference was I bolted a sewing machine motor to the frame as a shaker. To produce the shaking action, I press fit a circular piece of 3/4 inch plywood with a hole drilled off center on the motor shaft and reinstalled the small pulley originally on the shaft as a retainer. It worked really well! The foot pedal allowed me to vary the amount of vibration as needed.

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