DIY shell axle/rotate assembly?


Senior Member
I searched but came up empty. Might be because I'm not sure what keywords to use. I'm restoring a couple of '60s Ludwig 3 play shells and I've done this before without any mechanical aid. But this time I'd love to be able to have the shells on some kind of device that allows me to rotate them with ease. I'm comfortable building it myself and I could probably figure it out McGyver style but thought I'd ask here in case someone has advice and more importantly photos of their setup.


Platinum Member
I see. Very nice, and easily repeatable rig, but I would go with Gruntersdad's mega-lazy Susan if you're just doing a few shells. A shovel between two dining room chairs works in a pinch too.