It went forward in "less than perfect way", as some of the project often do.
Puddles all around and the washer dancing on top of the bigger washer.
Well, at least the following steps are known.
On the positive side, it's still a nice effort.
The concept is dead simple.
The magnetic supports are waaay cool.
The whole thing came together nicely..
And still, no clean socks... But puddles all around.
So, what can we do to make it work?
Put a taller, maybe water tight, container?
Get better support for the motor?
How about all of the above?
Completely changing the "drum" of the washer to 2gal bucket.
While doing that, replace the plywood base with fresh plywood, with no "trial holes"
While it's not a professional washer, the outcome is lovely and I'm happy with it.
My workout clothes get washed right after the run.
No more waiting for the full washer to load, and no more sweat smell in a small apartment.
Also, I can experiment with methods to remove my delightful-after the run-full of sweat smell, without endangering the more delicate pieces that belong to my wife.
Checkout this recent article for an ample of ideas.
Spoiler alert - the white vinegar thing works!
And, the speed adjustment helps with waking up the whole house: