Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Other > Motorized Mill, Re-purposing a paper shredder
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
matt415
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hickory,NC
Posts: 157
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts

Default Motorized Mill, Re-purposing a paper shredder

I know this is probably a one off type build but I thought I would share it anyway. I had a paper shredder that I hated so rather than throwing it out, I cut it in half. I elected to keep the shredder housing cause it made it easier than fabricating some motor holder. The shredding drives just happen to be a 10mm six sided bolt pattern so I drilled out a 10mm socket and put it on the barley crusher drive. The gearing turned out to be great turning at about 120 rpm. Its a little slower than hooking up my drill but it worked great on its first test run.





__________________
matt415 is offline
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
TacoBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 248
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Very nice! How long do you think it'll last crushing grain instead of paper?

__________________
TacoBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2011, 12:28 AM   #3
matt415
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hickory,NC
Posts: 157
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TacoBrew View Post
Very nice! How long do you think it'll last crushing grain instead of paper?
Time will tell. It actually doesnt seem to strain as much crushing grain as it does paper. Thats why I took it apart, it sucked as a paper shredder. I think its less strained now because it doesnt have to turn two drive shafts.
__________________
matt415 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2011, 02:08 AM   #4
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 727
Liked 61 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Very ingenious! Good job.

MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #5
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 19,832
Liked 3686 Times on 2270 Posts
Likes Given: 3188

Default

How the heck did I miss this?

__________________
Am I Insane or do I really see Heaven in Your Eyes?
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
Bsquared
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bsquared's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,816
Liked 56 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Is it still working?

__________________
Bsquared is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2012, 11:32 PM   #7
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 11,178
Liked 1379 Times on 1114 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
How the heck did I miss this?
More curious is how the heck did you find this...

Cheers!
__________________
day_trippr is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2012, 12:10 AM   #8
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 19,832
Liked 3686 Times on 2270 Posts
Likes Given: 3188

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr View Post
More curious is how the heck did you find this...

Cheers!
hah. right. I started a thread about my experience milling with a paper shredder. This came up before that when I did a search for it.
__________________
Am I Insane or do I really see Heaven in Your Eyes?
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2012, 12:19 AM   #9
homebeerbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebeerbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Home, where the beer is., Taxachusetts
Posts: 1,888
Liked 79 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Way to go, digging up old posts...

Actually, I love the idea. I have an old paper shredder that I don't use anymore, now I think I've found a use for it.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
My taint is sore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaRules View Post
... I just threw up on my wife.
homebeerbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2012, 05:45 AM   #10
malador
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 165
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr View Post
More curious is how the heck did you find this...

Cheers!
That is neat though!
__________________
malador is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help with motorized mill... Dgonza9 Other 14 08-05-2011 08:46 PM
Paper Shredder Mill passedpawn Other 16 02-22-2011 07:17 PM
My motorized malt mill...DONE! misterVT Other 7 01-20-2011 02:20 PM
motorized mill question Gunshow Other 8 01-07-2010 11:38 PM
Motorized Mill? jdoiv Other 11 09-27-2007 03:27 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS