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Homemade tiny Maytag
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Post# 972371   12/8/2017 at 12:46 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Hey everyone. I don't post too often on here. Mostly just a lurker but I am a huge Maytag collector. Been working on making a tiny Maytag washer out of wood and just finished it this morning. Thought I would share a few pics with everyone. Only thing left is I've got to figure out how to make an agitator for it .

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Post# 972372 , Reply# 1   12/8/2017 at 12:50 by Bigterkc (Kansas City)        

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Thatís adorable! Great job!

Post# 972373 , Reply# 2   12/8/2017 at 12:52 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Thank you .😊

Post# 972379 , Reply# 3   12/8/2017 at 13:18 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Looks like a percolator basket for the tub...A+ for ingenuity and cleverness. Barbie's gonna want one for her fine washables.  

Post# 972382 , Reply# 4   12/8/2017 at 13:49 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Ken will want one for his Gym Gear.

Very Cute and Clever.

Post# 972391 , Reply# 5   12/8/2017 at 14:57 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Yep that's right. I had an old percolator coffee pot.

Post# 972392 , Reply# 6   12/8/2017 at 15:01 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Looks good ,Jason! And those 806's look vaguely familiar........

Post# 972394 , Reply# 7   12/8/2017 at 15:33 by TrainGuy (Key West)        
It's Beautiful!

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Can you make a Frigidaire model to sell?

Post# 972401 , Reply# 8   12/8/2017 at 16:36 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

A small water pump impeller may work for an agitator, or one of those inline water heater igniter impellers.

Post# 972405 , Reply# 9   12/8/2017 at 16:51 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that is just brilliant.....

you should expect many orders for them...

Post# 972409 , Reply# 10   12/8/2017 at 17:07 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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I love the little MT. Great work. With the large lid and SS looking interior it also looks a bit Speed Queen-ish. I want one.

Post# 972411 , Reply# 11   12/8/2017 at 17:17 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Very impressive!

You know, now everyone is going to want one of these mini Maytags.

Are working on any other models too?

Post# 972413 , Reply# 12   12/8/2017 at 17:48 by camMURRAY22 (Savannah,Georgia)        
Mini Maytags

Let Mattel patent the design as a toy

Post# 972417 , Reply# 13   12/8/2017 at 17:59 by chetlaham (United States)        
Love it! :)

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It looks sooooooo much like the real thing.

Post# 972432 , Reply# 14   12/8/2017 at 20:16 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Amazing job and love the percolator basket as the tub!

Post# 972444 , Reply# 15   12/8/2017 at 22:31 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Thank you goat farmer. Yeah those yellow Maytag's and the pink ones in the background should look very familiar to you. I have added them to my show room and they have a good forever home now.

Post# 972445 , Reply# 16   12/8/2017 at 22:33 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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I have never tried to make anything else. But I'm sure I could make pretty much any washer if I sat down and spent enough time on it. I am just mostly a Maytag man so that was my first project .

Post# 972453 , Reply# 17   12/9/2017 at 00:30 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

COOL!!!!!Like this-very clever and what talent required to build this model.Any plans for a functional miniature one?Like the coffee machine basket-it even has the shaft for an agitator!

Post# 972495 , Reply# 18   12/9/2017 at 04:35 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Thank you. Never had any plans to make one that actually function. But I am planning to make a matching dryer for it soon. I've always wanted a model of one of those older Maytag's but they don't make them at least I've never been able to find one. So I just decided I would have to make one myself .

Post# 972501 , Reply# 19   12/9/2017 at 05:54 by Imperial70 (******)        
Excellent work

You're quite clever to put in such detail.

If you start getting orders you may have to consider sheet plastic for the tub. I'm sure craft and hobby stores have an answer for making a custom cylinder. The holes may have to be done with a roller (with black ink/paint). I believe there are rollers for polka dots IIRC. But it's been a while.

keep up the great work!

Post# 972535 , Reply# 20   12/9/2017 at 09:19 by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        
So Cool!

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From one Maytag Collector to another: Amazing! The color is spot on! So Cool!

Post# 972546 , Reply# 21   12/9/2017 at 10:00 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Agree with the others, that is a great looking model, such great detail and color!

Post# 972548 , Reply# 22   12/9/2017 at 10:07 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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That looks pretty neat! I wish I could make a life-size one for my daughter to play with while she is in that stage--and I'm looking forward to you making the dryer for it, too...

(Will that be an HOH-LFIB, or a newer Big Door-LFUF one?)

-- Dave

Post# 972594 , Reply# 23   12/9/2017 at 13:56 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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That is too cool and so cute!
The coffee filter basket, the nut knob, everything!
That is so creative! Thank you for sharing your mini-maytag with us.

You know, I've thought about doing something like this for a BARBIE-sized vacuum cleaner, and a stove. But I'm afraid that's as far as I ever got, just a dream!
Hm hm hm...

It's really amazing to see this created!
Like I said before, I LOVE IT!

Post# 972610 , Reply# 24   12/9/2017 at 16:01 by christfr (st louis mo)        

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someone should start a toy company .. really really cool

Post# 972646 , Reply# 25   12/9/2017 at 17:49 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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I will make it a hoh design.

Post# 972735 , Reply# 26   12/10/2017 at 03:19 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Wow, great job !

So Cool :-)

Post# 972755 , Reply# 27   12/10/2017 at 08:12 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Thank you. 😊

Post# 972762 , Reply# 28   12/10/2017 at 09:15 by glhturbo2 (Reidsville, NC)        

Wonderful Job! Would make a great Christmas present for a collector or someone who enjoys washing machines.


Post# 972764 , Reply# 29   12/10/2017 at 09:30 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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That is cool. How long did it take you to make that? Have you thought about making more and selling them? I know I'd be interested in purchasing some if you decide to. Especially if you branch out to other brands or even other models of Maytag.

Post# 972768 , Reply# 30   12/10/2017 at 09:38 by peteski50 (New York)        
Homemade tiny Maytag!

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You did a really great job!!

Post# 972778 , Reply# 31   12/10/2017 at 11:03 by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        
I do declare

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Post# 972810 , Reply# 32   12/10/2017 at 13:29 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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It took me about a week cuz I couldn't work on it very long at a time.

Post# 972811 , Reply# 33   12/10/2017 at 13:30 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Thanks Tyler. Yea it would but I'm probably the only one in the whole county who is into washers and dryers. LOL!

Post# 973174 , Reply# 34   12/12/2017 at 05:23 by searsbest (Attleboro, Ma)        
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That is crazy cool! Awesome job!

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