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Old 01-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
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Here's a couple pics.



1 1/2" motor sheave, 12" on the mill

It runs approx. 180 rpm

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:55 PM   #12
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This is mine, I've since moved the motor from under the mill.

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Old 01-30-2010, 07:31 PM   #13
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Here is some of the progress I made today. Still concerned about the weight of the pulley but otherwise things are looking good.





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Old 01-31-2010, 02:25 PM   #14
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It looks like you have enough flywheel mass with that large iron pulley.
The SWMBO know a hunk of her kitchen counter is missing?
That had me thinking about the couple of granite slabs I have laying around
I can put to use.
LOL... so far I have acquired no cost in the build. The motor I had lying around in the garage, cabinet and counter top came out of my buddies kitchen, and the pulley was given to me by neighbor.

I figured I would give it a shot and if the pulley starts to cause issues I'll spend the $24 for a zinc die cast 10". But so far so good.
Not bad for nearly FREE.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:14 PM   #15
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http://www.tracezero.net/Beer/gadgets/motorized-grain-mill/

If I was doing this over again I'd go with a direct drive & gear motor. But otherwise this mill has worked great for the last few years. I do like how it folds up for storage and is kept simple by using the bucket for support.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:42 PM   #16
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Here's the mill I made entirely from scratch:



And here's what I'm currently using. 12" rollers were fun for a while, but it takes a ton of power to turn them, and a full hopper would easily stall motors up to 1/2 HP. Rather than redesigning and re-machining, I broke down and bought a 3 roller Monster Mill.

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I like the MM better in almost every way. I use a trash can for grain collection. It nearly surrounds the mill.

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Old 01-31-2010, 07:20 PM   #18
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I like the current rig of "Yuri Rage" a lot. It could also be easily adapted for a non-furniture (something that doesn't occupy permanent floor space) configuration. I definitely wouldn't have any of the belt drive units I've seen. No guard = accident waiting to happen, and more difficult to adapt to a non "furniture" install.

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Old 01-31-2010, 09:28 PM   #19
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These are all really cool. Ive probably got most of this stuff just laying around, except for the "rollers" (?). Where could I find? Could I make?

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Mine but I have since changed motors.

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