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Old 05-18-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Was Looking for some ideas/Pictures on building a Table for my Grain Mill. I Pretty much have it planned but just making sure there is not a better idea floating around.

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Old 05-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I used an old lower cabinet. I took the shelf and created a "false bottom" to hold the drill and mill. I open the cabinet and put my bucket underneath to catch the milled grain. Great thing about this system is when I am milling, I shut the cabinet door to reduce grain dust.

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Old 05-18-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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A few things that I think are important:

1. Mount the mill on top of the table if conveniently possible. This makes adjusting the gap much easier. This is a general suggestion and may not be the way to go with some mill designs.

2. Set it up with a detachable hopper. This will make for more compact storage and it makes the rollers more accessible in the event of a jamb or when setting the gap.

3. Try to avoid excessive side loading of the mill bushings. This will cause pre-mature wear. A direct drive configuration works really well with the added benefit of minimal side loading.

4. IMO, it's nice to keep the overall footprint small. The mill will only see occasional use for short durations. It's a tool, much like a table saw or any appliance and not something you really need to show off in your kitchen or living room.

5. Slow speed milling is generally better. I like 100-200 rpm, but no more than 300 max. This is nothing but my personal preference. Less dust, less noise and less wear and tear on the mill. YMMV etc.

That's all that I can think of at the moment.

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #4
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I see you are a retail establishment, Is this for your personal mill at home, or a mill for the shop. If for the shop, will an employee always be doing the milling for customers or self service?


Check this thread and the link from the first post: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/buil...ctures-136344/

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I built the one below off of someone else's design here on HBT. Not finished yet since I still need the mill, but you get the idea. Going to be a Schmidling mounted on the top with a motor and an ale pail fits on the insdie. Also plan to put a hole in the side so I can hook my Shopvac on to it to keep down on dust. All was built to match the table for my Kal clone project.
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I built the one below off of someone else's design here on HBT. Not finished yet since I still need the mill, but you get the idea. Going to be a Schmidling mounted on the top with a motor and an ale pail fits on the insdie. Also plan to put a hole in the side so I can hook my Shopvac on to it to keep down on dust. All was built to match the table for my Kal clone project.
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Tom, you are the man, great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I see you are a retail establishment, Is this for your personal mill at home, or a mill for the shop. If for the shop, will an employee always be doing the milling for customers or self service?


Check this thread and the link from the first post: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/buil...ctures-136344/
This going to be for my Store. Thanks for the Link it gave me another idea!
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My LHBS uses this cabinet that I thought looks pretty simple to build.

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