DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

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DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby mwong168 » Fri May 20, 2011 11:43 am

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I came across this home made rotisserie made by some guy named Mike (aka pinballmike217) on RGP. It was posted on another pinball forum I frequent and he made a pinball rotisserie for under $100 of parts from Home Depot that can be taken down in minutes and stores easily.

Stock List:
8 X 3/4" "T"s
4 X 3/4" X10" black pipe
2 X 3/4" X 36" black pipe
2 X 1/2" X 4" black pipe
2 X 1/2" X60" black pipe
2 x 1/2" caps
2 x 1/2" flanges
48" perforated angle iron
2 faucet handles with square centers
4 X 1/4" X 1" thumb screws
4 X 1/4" X 1" carriage bolts
2 x 1/4" X 2 1/2" carriage bolts
6 X 1/4" nuts, flat, and lockwashers

If you don't have them, you will also need 4 x1" "C" clamps, a 1/4NC20 tap, and a #7 or 13/64 drill bit.

Instructions:

Picture 1 - Stock

Picture 2 - Four T's need to be drilled and tapped as shown for the feet. T's must be drilled laying flat. Two T's must be drilled and tapped for the axle assembly. These must be drilled from the top.

Picture 3+4 - Assemble the faucet handles with the two long carriage bolts, washers, and nuts as shown and thread into T's. Thread the four thumbscrews anto the four T's that will be used as feet.

Picture 5 - Lay out stock as shown. Thread the four 10" pipes into the four feet. Connect each pair into another "T" in the center. Make sure the feet are flat on the floor and the center "T" is pointing straight up.

Picture 6 - Thread the two 36" uprights into the center "T"

Picture 7 - Run the two 60" crossbeam pipes through the feet "T"s

Picture 8 - Thread the axle "T" onto the upright, parallel to the crossbeams.

Picture 9 - Insert the 4" pipe through the axle "T" and install a cap on the otside and a flange on the inside.

Picture 10+11 - Cut the 48" perforated angle iron in half and secure each half to a flange with two 1" carriage bolts, washers, and nuts.

Picture 12 - If you have any spraint paint lying around, use it.

Picture 13 - This shows you how little space the rotisserie needs for storage.

Picture 14+15 - Go restore something.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike217/se ... 3268/show/

Make sure you tighten all the black pipe super tight when assembling. Also, give the thumbscrews in the feet a good crank with a wrench once the crossbeams are positioned so they won't come loose. If you want to do a tabletop or sawhorse version, the axle assemblys stay the same. Just substitute everything below the axle "T" with a 3/4" X 12" black pipe and a 3/4" flange. Screw the flange onto the top of your table or sawhorse and get to work.

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby jojob » Fri May 20, 2011 12:45 pm

very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby monkeybug » Fri May 20, 2011 10:58 pm

These are fine if you are on a serious budget. I made a DIY one once. It was mediocre at best. Fine if you do 1 game. but if you plan to do a few or many...... buy a serious rotisserie. You get what you pay for.

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby wbradley » Sat May 21, 2011 8:05 am

Where can I pick up a decent but not overpriced rotisserie? Looks like we will be giving up the nanny when my son starts school in the fall. I will have her former bedroom as a shop with a door and a lock!
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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby websherpa » Sat May 21, 2011 9:10 am

The one above is very similar to mine except that I used all angle iron (of the "holey" type), and that way I can get a triangle brace at each end and cross-bars in the back (which still allow rotation, but provide additional stability). I haven't used it much lately, but when I set it up next I'll take a couple pictures.

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby monkeybug » Mon May 23, 2011 8:47 am

Doing some spring cleaning and came across my first attempt at a rotisserie. I have no use for it, so if anyone wants/needs it.... make me an offer. Beer is always a good trade. No offer refused (unless its insulting!).
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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby MadTitan » Mon May 23, 2011 8:58 am

I bought a rotisserie at Allentown. I know, I know.......
But.... It's a great design and I'm running out of time to get my DW ready for the ottawa show. I can't seem to find time to run around to source parts to build my own. Anyway, I talked him down in price and got a good deal. Check it out, it's pretty awesome

http://cgi.ebay.com/Awesome-Mobile-pinb ... 5447wt_922

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby Splitskull » Mon May 23, 2011 11:04 am

This thread deserves a sticky.

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby monkeybug » Mon May 23, 2011 11:20 am

monkeybug wrote:Doing some spring cleaning and came across my first attempt at a rotisserie. I have no use for it, so if anyone wants/needs it.... make me an offer. Beer is always a good trade. No offer refused (unless its insulting!).


Rotisserie is currently spoken for.

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby QN » Wed May 25, 2011 2:27 pm

MadTitan wrote:I bought a rotisserie at Allentown. I know, I know.......
But.... It's a great design and I'm running out of time to get my DW ready for the ottawa show. I can't seem to find time to run around to source parts to build my own. Anyway, I talked him down in price and got a good deal. Check it out, it's pretty awesome

http://cgi.ebay.com/Awesome-Mobile-pinb ... 5447wt_922



Dude. I haven't even spent that much on a machine yet. :FP:

It does look pretty slick though.

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby MadTitan » Wed May 25, 2011 2:38 pm

then your machines suck :)

i didnt pay that much. and no shipping.

...... aaaannnd...... playing a game beside the cabinet is pretty awesome too
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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby QN » Thu May 26, 2011 8:33 am

MadTitan wrote:then your machines suck :)


No argument there.... ;)

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby mwong168 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:08 pm

If someone is looking for a non DIY rotisserie I can put you in touch with someone who is looking to sell theirs.

-mike

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby Flyer666 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:43 pm

mwong168 wrote:Image

I came across this home made rotisserie made by some guy named Mike (aka pinballmike217) on RGP. It was posted on another pinball forum I frequent and he made a pinball rotisserie for under $100 of parts from Home Depot that can be taken down in minutes and stores easily.

Stock List:
8 X 3/4" "T"s
4 X 3/4" X10" black pipe
2 X 3/4" X 36" black pipe
2 X 1/2" X 4" black pipe
2 X 1/2" X60" black pipe
2 x 1/2" caps
2 x 1/2" flanges
48" perforated angle iron
2 faucet handles with square centers
4 X 1/4" X 1" thumb screws
4 X 1/4" X 1" carriage bolts
2 x 1/4" X 2 1/2" carriage bolts
6 X 1/4" nuts, flat, and lockwashers

If you don't have them, you will also need 4 x1" "C" clamps, a 1/4NC20 tap, and a #7 or 13/64 drill bit.

Instructions:

Picture 1 - Stock

Picture 2 - Four T's need to be drilled and tapped as shown for the feet. T's must be drilled laying flat. Two T's must be drilled and tapped for the axle assembly. These must be drilled from the top.

Picture 3+4 - Assemble the faucet handles with the two long carriage bolts, washers, and nuts as shown and thread into T's. Thread the four thumbscrews anto the four T's that will be used as feet.

Picture 5 - Lay out stock as shown. Thread the four 10" pipes into the four feet. Connect each pair into another "T" in the center. Make sure the feet are flat on the floor and the center "T" is pointing straight up.

Picture 6 - Thread the two 36" uprights into the center "T"

Picture 7 - Run the two 60" crossbeam pipes through the feet "T"s

Picture 8 - Thread the axle "T" onto the upright, parallel to the crossbeams.

Picture 9 - Insert the 4" pipe through the axle "T" and install a cap on the otside and a flange on the inside.

Picture 10+11 - Cut the 48" perforated angle iron in half and secure each half to a flange with two 1" carriage bolts, washers, and nuts.

Picture 12 - If you have any spraint paint lying around, use it.

Picture 13 - This shows you how little space the rotisserie needs for storage.

Picture 14+15 - Go restore something.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike217/se ... 3268/show/

Make sure you tighten all the black pipe super tight when assembling. Also, give the thumbscrews in the feet a good crank with a wrench once the crossbeams are positioned so they won't come loose. If you want to do a tabletop or sawhorse version, the axle assemblys stay the same. Just substitute everything below the axle "T" with a 3/4" X 12" black pipe and a 3/4" flange. Screw the flange onto the top of your table or sawhorse and get to work.




Looks like In got my next project for work.......I'm bored at work, plus they have all the materials needed to build it....


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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby mwong168 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:28 am

Here is another simple DIY rotisserie pic and shopping list totally about $30 bucks from Home Depot by my friend taylorva. Only downfall is you need to place it on a table top which might not be such a bad thing to put parts or tools down on while you are working actually.

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Also check out this video of him removing his SC playfield using climbing carabiners and table lift by himself. Those who have seen or moved a SC know how heavy this little machine is! The playfield has so many coils and parts under it that someone on RGP made an add on under playfield support kit.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-gR8V3rJo8A[/youtube]

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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby VendingJunkie » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:20 am

mwong168 wrote:Here is another simple DIY rotisserie pic and shopping list totally about $30 bucks from Home Depot by my friend taylorva. Only downfall is you need to place it on a table top which might not be such a bad thing to put parts or tools down on while you are working actually.

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Also check out this video of him removing his SC playfield using climbing carabiners and table lift by himself. Those who have seen or moved a SC know how heavy this little machine is! The playfield has so many coils and parts under it that someone on RGP made an add on under playfield support kit.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-gR8V3rJo8A[/youtube]


That is sooo awesome! New to the forum. First post and I already learned something awesome. Thanks guys!
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Re: DIY Playfield Rotisserie for < $100

Postby jojob » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:36 am

Good, simple and solid!
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