I'm trying to order the hopper from monstermill, and trying to get the measurement of the width of different models.
What I have here is a Schmidling, and want to fit the hopper from monstermill because it seems to have the best engineering. I'll use rivets instead of the #8 screws to assemble it - assuming I can find one that is 3.5" wide.
I'll be replacing the particle board sides with aluminum. Why aluminum instead of stainless? This has the corn option, which means I can adjust the case hardened rollers so wide they will grind up against it. Better to have them eat through aluminum than destroy them on stainless. It also means they can also be adjusted so close that they will contact each other.
The only reason I might go with stainless is in case I need to weld. I don't have the resources to weld aluminum.
I'll put a small port on the top to easily inspect and measure the gap which will double as a shop vac attachment point for cleaning.
Exchanged message with Fred, very helpful. It won't work as is, but I may try it with some mod's. Need to find the width of one of the 2.0 mills. If I only had room for a sheet metal brake.