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Old 04-10-2013, 05:42 AM   #311
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I'm looking to eventually build a 10:1 gear drive overdrive unit to drive a tach for my mill. Why? Because I have the tach and who else has a tach on their grain mill?
Uh oh... I can see it now... A Kal-inspired control panel for the grain mill... Tachometer, temp probes in the grain bed and hopper, amp and volt meter, humidity... Where's my drawing pad???
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:56 AM   #312
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3/4" plywood should be more than sufficient. Just use common sense when putting it together. Use wide bases and box it off the make it stiff in all directions.
Just in case someone has some woodworking skills (looks like most of you do) and wants to build a sheave (pulley) for some reason, here's a good link:
http://woodgears.ca/bandsaw/wheels.html

The first part is pretty quick about building a pulley, then the rest is spent on building bandsaw wheels. /jd
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:10 AM   #313
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Uh oh... I can see it now... A Kal-inspired control panel for the grain mill... Tachometer, temp probes in the grain bed and hopper, amp and volt meter, humidity... Where's my drawing pad???
This ain't any plain old car tach. It's a diesel test tach and it's pimp.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #314
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So...you'll get to the first two or three blips (x100). I wonder if there's a way to re-calibrate to x10 for a little more "show"

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #315
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So...you'll get to the first two or three blips (x100). I wonder if there's a way to re-calibrate to x10 for a little more "show"
Yeah, I'm not gonna mess with it if its only gonna show ~30rpm. The plan is to build a 10x overdrive so it shows ~300rpm.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:50 AM   #316
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Here's mine:

After some help from DayTripper and inspiration from ClarnoBrewer I just got finished motorizing my AWESOME Rebel Brewer Mill. This thing is built like a tank and now thats it's powered it has no problem crushing grain!

Thanks to all who have provided me with inspiration and guidance!!
I know this is a year old thread but this is rad and I would love to get more details on this build if you're still out there. How'd you take the handle off and wire it, how'd you mount it? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #317
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Here is my set up, not motorized yet but set up for a drill. I used an old shipping crate, some casters from my kegorator and about $20 worth of hardware. I am satisfied with it and plan on painting it soon! Eventually I want to put a direct drive gear motor on it, which will require some modification.

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Old 05-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #318
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I am planning my mill right now, and I have a question about the driven pulley. (on the mill) I can't find a 3/8" bore pulley any larger than 4" OD anywhere. But I see a lot of people in this thread with huge pulleys on their mills. Where are you guys getting them? Grainger has 9" OD (what I need) with 1/2" bore, is there some kind of shaft sleeve I can get to step it up?

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You can shim down a larger ID bore to a 3/8" shaft easily.

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Any idea on where I can get those shims or what they're called? I've not come up with much on google, and I have a feeling it's because I'm not using the right terms.

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