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How To Create a Successful YouTube Channel Doing What You Love

If you’re a machinist, metalworker, woodworker, or maker of any sort and have been thinking about how to share your knowledge with the world, this is the video for you!

In these videos, we talk with several YouTube channel creators to get their take on what they believe makes a successful channel.

What’s interesting to note is some of the similarities between each in addition to some golden nuggets unique to their own.

YouTube Tips – Part 1

In this first video, we give you a first-hand take on the top 3 tips for creating a successful YouTube channel from many of your favorite machinists.

YouTube Tips – Part 2

In this video, we go a little deeper and get their thoughts on how they got started, why they share video content, and how to create content people want to watch.

Whether you’re a machinist, metalworker, woodworker, or maker of any sort and have been thinking about how to share your knowledge with others, video is a great way to do it. It’s often faster than writing, it’s engaging, and you can create more of a personal connection with your audience.

Most of all, it’s really cool to see a community of people come together who enjoy making things and sharing different tips and insights with each other.

If you’ve ever been considering sharing what you do with the world, hopefully, you can find the tips here of help. The most important thing is to just get started. We all have something unique to share and you never know who else might find value in it!

Phase Converter Installation & Wiring with Jim Bollinger of DoRite Fabrication

Considering updating the electrical in your shop?

In the first video below, Jim Bollinger of DoRite Fabrication walks you through his process of removing and installing a 200 amp panel to power his new American Rotary AI Industrial phase converter.

In this second video, his unit has arrived. Here he takes you inside the box to show you what it looks like and how he rewired his shop to complete the installation.

As always, please consult a professional electrician as needed to ensure your safety.

Phase Converter Installation and Wiring – Part 1

Phase Converter Installation and Wiring – Part 2

Not sure which model phase converter is right for you? Check out our free resource guide below. Inside you’ll learn the difference between products, get an advanced sizing chart, installation guide, and answers to our most frequently asked questions.

We’ve put years upon years of experience into creating what we believe is by far the best selection of phase converters available on the market today. We include a variety of sizes and deployment features, and offer complete on-going support for as long as you have your phase converter.

Purple Toad Winery with American Rotary Phase Converters

At American Rotary, we serve a wide range of customers with a variety of rotary phase converters units. One such market segment is food and beverage production.

In this post, we take you to Kentucky where we visit with American Rotary customer, Purple Toad Winery, to learn about their business and how they use a phase converter to get the three-phase power they need to manufacture their product.

Whether you are in winemaking, brewing, or any type of food and beverage production, this video will give you a good idea of both the production ability and the output capacity of using a rotary phase converter to obtain three-phase power at an affordable cost.

Customer Profile – Purple Toad Winery

My American Rotary Setup

To learn more about how you can get high-quality three-phase power at low cost for your industrial food and beverage production needs, visit our Food Service Applications page.

Keith Rucker & Vintage Machinery with American Rotary Phase Converters

Many of you might know him from Vintagemachinery.org but you may know him even better as Keith Rucker – The agricultural scientist/machinist!

Come with us as we head down south to Georgia to meet with Keith and hang out at his shop as well as visit a few of his favorite places along the way.

He gives us the background on how and why he got started in machining, why he needed three-phase power, and why he chose American Rotary to make his shop what it is today.

To see more from our adventures with Keith, visit our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

My Shop and How I Got Started

My Shop Needed a Pro Solution

Why I Chose American Rotary

Keith Rucker – Vintage Train Restoration

Keith Rucker – Peanut Science and Education

To learn more about how you can get high-quality three-phase power at an affordable cost, grab our resource guide below.

American Rotary Phase Converter Unboxing, Setup, and Wiring

american rotary ad phase converter

Thanks to American Rotary customer, Michael Murray, we have a few videos to show you exactly what to expect when you receive an American Rotary phase converter. The unit used in these videos is an AD series model. So keep in mind, some things may vary depending on your specific order for your unique setup, but this should give you a good idea, especially when ordering a similar unit.

Phase Converter Unboxing:

Phase Converter Setup:

Phase Converter Wiring:

Have an American Rotary experience or setup you would like to share? Send us pictures or videos at info@americanrotary.com and we will be glad to share them with our community!