This is totally random, but I am wondering if anyone has used a salad spinner as a spin cycle/dryer for clothes? I need it for clothes and sheep hides. I've been kicked out of too many laundromats for washing and drying hides...haha.
Dennis and Lisa : In some laudramats they have a high speed extraction machine that spins out more water than even the best of the Commercial Washers ! It can
cut into the time that you spend drying clothes in a dryer ! But, just like the common washing machine if the load is off balance it shuts down on safety !
A salid spinner will work if you can balance the load carefully , if it wants to jump away from you or walk across the floor, your load is off balance ! So Yes, I think
it will work. I have used Washing machines to speed up cleaning fiddleheads where there was grit and silt from where i picked them on a Flood plan ! G'luck !
For the Future/Good of our Craft ! Be safe, keep warm ! As always, your questions and comments are solicited and are Welcome ! PYRO-MAGICALLY Big AL !
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I am not sure a salad spinner would be large enough to even spin out a couple pair of socks. Now something giant sized like a human powered salad type spinner would work. I watch a lot of youtubes for human powered appliances and have seen many people come up with spinners, blenders, grain grinders and many more.
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posted 6 years ago
If your shoulders are good you can do what is called "wuzzing". When I was spinning and washing fleeces by hand this was what I was told to do to get more of the water out by centrifugal force. A net bag or even a pillow case works...put in a few clothes or one hide and make like a windmill with your arm...holding on to the bag opening:) It is an outside sport and definitely gets the water out. I didn't catch if you are washing by hand? That is the hard part...getting that excess water out so stuff will dry. I still do this sometimes when I have a lot of greens to wash...you can control the force pretty easy. And they still make hand crank wringers.
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posted 6 years ago
Judith, I'm liking your idea of doing a windmill motion with a net bag. I'm going to try that with some sheep hides.