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Motorizing a cutout

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Hi everyone,

Just curious if anyone has motorized the arm on this cutout from The Winfield Collection.  I just received the pattern and plan on making the arm go up and down.  It doesn't look too difficult, but if someone else has and can explain how they did it, it would save me the usual 10 trips to the hardware store, a few swear words and a bunch of "I told you to ask for advice" from the wife!

Much thanks and hope everyone is doing great!

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The Winfield Collection has several patterns that feature a waving motion or an up and down motion.  They include a kit with all the parts and an AC motor.  You could relatively easy adopt one of those kits.

Good luck!

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The simplest way, would be to use a deer head motor.  I find them cheap at garage sales because usually the lights don't work. 


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