April 19th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Hi everyone, Im still working on getting my pickup winder running. I took apart an old sewing machine and got the motor, shaft and belt. I still need a pulley and some collars. I got some plates for mounting the pickups on and a metal enclosure from my dads work in the scrap box. However, Im having issues with the wiring. I was experimenting with some parts and managed to shock myself twice, blow a fuse and burn up the 25 ohm rheostat I got at radiochack. There has to be a better way of doing it. What Im wondering is how I can wire the motor to a pot or rheostat to control the speed, and how to get the counter in the circuit. I was looking at a Cub3L maybe. Any tips? Id really like to get this thing done. And without killing myself preferably. Thanks.