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Old 09-15-2006, 06:02 AM   #31
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My JSP maltmill has a viton o-ring on one roller which gets squeezed between them and gets both going. I'm sure there isn't much power being transfered but it does seem to give a bit of impetus when you first start to help it along before the grain starts being crushed. I thought it was an elegant solution.

Thats how my home mead eone works, except I'm using a plastic rubber "tape" that temporarily performing that function. I'll replace with orings when I get around to rebuilding the casing for thr mill out of aluminum. The proto was out of wood.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:39 AM   #32
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Finally, some progress!!!

I started machining parts for the mill today. Here's what it looks like so far. This thing's going to be a monster with 12" rollers!



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Old 10-09-2006, 02:52 AM   #33
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Sweet! Is that the Binford 5000 Grain Masher?

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Old 10-09-2006, 02:57 AM   #34
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How much to make one for a fellow home brewer?LOL

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Old 10-09-2006, 03:06 AM   #35
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Big and beautiful. Get a pair of those together and I bet it'll do a pound of grain every 1.75 revolutions of the rollers. At that rate, it will never wear out.

j/k about the revolutions. I have no idea really, but I bet it'll throw down some milled grain fast!

Man, I wish I had a mini-lathe and the space to set one up. That is too cool! What metal did you end up using? Plain steel?

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That's mild steel - used most of a 36" length of 2" dia. hot rolled round bar. The second roller is just about done (takes a while to turn the axle ends down to 1/2").

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Sweet! Is that the Binford 5000 Grain Masher?
I think you just named it!
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Dunno if you could pay me enough to make another behemoth like this out of steel - it pretty much maxed out my setup. I could be persuaded to make a set of 8" to 10" rollers out of aluminum (easier to machine) for around $50...or less if you send some of your homebrew my way!

Rollers are about done!

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Old 10-09-2006, 01:37 PM   #38
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B........ E.............A..........U..........tiful Your Binford 5000 Grain Masher is already the envy of many. Nice work and thanks for the picts of your progress.

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I think you just named it!

Dunno if you could pay me enough to make another behemoth like this out of steel - it pretty much maxed out my setup. I could be persuaded to make a set of 8" to 10" rollers out of aluminum (easier to machine) for around $50...or less if you send some of your homebrew my way!

Rollers are about done!

Send me the particulars and it's a deal.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:34 AM   #40
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P.S. A friend of mine has lined up a small engine lathe that is going to live in my garage! I'm gonna have soooo many mills!
Now figure out how to use the lathe as the mill and your in buisness.
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