Originally Posted by TychoMonolyth
I'm in the same situation as you. I trim dry and refuse to pay 5k+ for a small trimming machine. I like Tom's Tumbler, so I made my own a month ago because I knew harvest would be *way more than I've done in the past. It looks hobo as shit, but it works and I can trim 2 lbs in 15 minutes. All I have to do is spend another 5 minutes touching up.
If I were to trim wet, I'd get this bowl trimmer and a bunch of extra blades.
This is it ($130?)
It's a little late to start building stuff, so you're better off buying the bowl trimmer. Pay the extra for fast shipping and get to work.
I'm really big on DIY and to be honest out here in Hawaii I could probably put it together from lowe's or Home Depot parts faster than ordering a kit. Thanks a ton for the idea! Reading what others say I could easily grow the same amount or more and use one of these gadgets to get the leaf trimming done.