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Old 02-08-2011, 01:51 AM   #111
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Get two and I'll pick the other one up. I love New Zealand.
I wonder if all that shaking going on finally stopped, i'm use to it living in a quake zone on the island?
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:59 AM   #112
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mattd2, for all your effort, time and materials besides high shipping costs from the USA with you looking for a higher quality mill why not just buy a Mashmaster mill? Hell it's made in the lower half of this round rock we live on;
http://www.mashmaster.com/p/563201/m...ain-mill-.html. Higher quality, larger rollers plus vastly reduced shipping costs.
Get one so I have a second reason to visit you "Kiwis", ride bike, your mill plus some brews.......~~=o&o>..............
I don''t think I could get that past the wife, even if I did save a fair bit on shipping that mill is 3x (at least) the price!
Effort = Enjoyment (at least when it envolves homebrewing!)
Time = Won't be the one actually machining it, can design during lunchbreaks/etc.
Materials = hopefully they have some surplus to requirements stock that I can use
I have lots of other projects on the go at the moment (just bought our first house!) so this might be on the back burner for a while!
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:27 AM   #113
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Congrats on your first house, feels good doesn't it vs renting or living with friends or worse yet "gulp" family. You away from the quake area? What city
plus North or South Island?
I hear ya on building projects it's an addiction plus satisfying when you've created something from scratch. Hell I spent 5 hours yesterday at the National Lawerence Berkely Rad Lab in their machine shop, still stepping on my tongue plus drooling on myself from the machinery they have. A side job my machinist friend had to get done for his cart racing.

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:25 AM   #114
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:34 AM   #115
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You have to keep in mind that a big part of the cost of something made in America is the cost of labor. If you consider what the average American needs to make per hour just to live indoors - to say nothing of what a decent machinist makes - and compare that to how much the average Chinese worker brings home and that right there is a hell of a lot of dough.

The reason one guy could make a dozen mills of equal or better quality to the commercial ones without them being outrageously expensive is, presumably, he's not looking to make a career of it. In other words, he's charging little to nothing for his time.

But as soon as he starts renting a warehouse for production, hiring employees, or even just trying to build enough of them himself to call it a business, the retail cost of the mill has to offset his cost of living and doing business.

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:26 PM   #116
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...and the OP was never heard from again. Seems to have died on the vine, just as I had expected. Oh well...

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:04 PM   #117
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Can't say I'm surprised...

Since this started, I've picked up a Barley Crusher... So, chances are I won't be looking to get a new mill for many, many, many years... If ever...

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:37 AM   #118
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i need a mill and may be interested in one

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Old 03-11-2011, 01:43 AM   #119
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it's now asking for my email address in order to vote, it didn't do that last night wtf gives?

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i need a mill and may be interested in one
Don't hold your breath!
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