This was the exact question I was going to ask.Hey LloydB,
Armature lamination thickness is like .018 or .025 inch thick. Core length maybe 5 to 6 inch. Maybe 49 slots. That's like 12,000 little rectangles to cut out while holding dimensions to .001 inch tolerance
After all that, I doubt you'll be happy with the performance. Better save up the money and buy a motor.
I know you said that performance would not be satisfactory but could you please elaborate on a suitable design? Or point me in the direction of some good web reading on the subject?
I wish to build an EV to trial out a battery system I have been scheming up, and wanted a cheap test subject to try it out on before I go ahead and spend the money on a more advanced system.