Homemade Trommel Plans

Save

A trommel is a cylinder with screened sides to filter objects by size that is used in prospecting, landscaping and waste-sorting. Building one yourself is challenging but cost saving.

Traditional Trommels

  • Trommels are expensive because they are usually motor powered. A homemade hand-cranked trommel can save you a lot of money.

Building Supplies

  • A steel drum is the most durable and affordable object you can use as the basis for a trommel. Find steel drums online or at a dump. Thoroughly clean the drum before using it. You will need a lever to serve as a hand crank, a screen and a stand to support the drum.

Assembly

  • To assemble the trommel, cut the drum into thirds. Replace the middle third of the drum with the screen. Attach 6-inch metal rods to either end of the drum. Attach a lever the end of one pole to act as a crank. Build a stand with a rectangular frame large enough to surround the drum with the poles resting on the frame.

Use

  • Use your trommel by loading the objects you wish to sort and cranking the trommel until unwanted particulates fall through the screen. Use water to wash out dirt.

References

  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Make a Trommel

    A trommel is a rotary screen used for sifting coarse debris, such as rocks and large twigs, out of compost before spreading...

  • How to Build a Smelting Furnace in "Minecraft"

    Like the crafting table, the smelting furnace is an essential item you'll struggle without in "Minecraft." When crafted and fueled, this device...

  • Homemade Wheelie Bin Worm Farms

    Making worm farms out of recycled trash cans, or wheelie bins, municipalities issue for garbage or recycling services, is a great way...

  • How does a Gold Dredge Work?

    Suction dredging is one of the most efficient ways for a recreational gold prospector to wind up with some of the valuable...

  • How to Make a Weed Trimmer Powered Bike

    If you're tired of paying astronomical gas prices or just looking for a fun, cheap ride around the neighborhood, weed trimmer powered...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!