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Spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool, this homemade jewelry tumbler from user Copper Pete, who built a custom plywood case and packed it with repurposed parts from a dead printer to create what appears to be a pretty nice little machine. I think the drum, itself, is a purpose-made component.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://twitter.com/halfvastcnsprtr Halfvast Conspirator (@halfvastcnsprtr)

    I’m thinking a 3″ or 4″ section of PVC pipe with a cap on one end and a screw-in cleanout fitting on the other would work well.

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