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Old 03-31-2013, 04:36 AM   #281
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Is a powered corona mill even worth the effort? Seems like no one goes that route.


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Here are some pics of my motorized Corona mill at this point I've been using it for almost a year and have run prob 500+ lbs of grain through it with no problems.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:42 PM   #282
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I've got a couple 1/2" electric drills in stock and a speed reducer coming so will give that a shot until I rig up something a bit better.

I'm curious what kind of forces would be on a 12" sheave (pulley). I'm thinking I could build one out of 3/4" plywood since buying one seems to be in the neighborhood of $37 plus about $30 in shipping (I'm rural Alaska). My lathe motor is 1725 rpm and has a 2" pulley as smallest diameter on a cluster of larger pulleys.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #283
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I've got a couple 1/2" electric drills in stock and a speed reducer coming so will give that a shot until I rig up something a bit better.

I'm curious what kind of forces would be on a 12" sheave (pulley). I'm thinking I could build one out of 3/4" plywood since buying one seems to be in the neighborhood of $37 plus about $30 in shipping (I'm rural Alaska). My lathe motor is 1725 rpm and has a 2" pulley as smallest diameter on a cluster of larger pulleys.

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3/4" plywood should be more than sufficient. Just use common sense when putting it together. Use wide bases and box it off the make it stiff in all directions.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #284
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I have a motor from a grinding wheel my Dad used. It is a 1/4 HP type KH motor rated at 1745 RPM.

I bought two pulleys, a 2 inch and an 11 inch, but I'm worried that the speed reduction won't be enough for my Corona mill to handle.

Can I use a dimmer switch to slow the motor, or will that burn it out?

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:41 PM   #285
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Just finished mine today. I have to say that it took me an embarrassingly long time to get the motor leveled and squared up to the mill itself. What a PITA....

Anyway, I haven't run any grain through it yet, but I'm anticipating good things.

I basically stole jpalarchio's design. I like the idea of it being portable and easily hung on a wall, rather than taking up floor space. Thanks J!

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #286
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Bodine gearmotor off e-bay, DC, converted to AC. A lovejoy and a right-angle attachment for a power drill - sits on the bucket, goes anywhere, doesn't take up much space. The rpm is low, torque is high, bet it would crush rocks.




the DC to AC converter box I built (with a little help from an electronics forum)
Wow! Gotta mark this one for when I get ready to motorize my mill. Love the very small footprint.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #287
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Here's mine:

After some help from DayTripper and inspiration from ClarnoBrewer I just got finished motorizing my AWESOME Rebel Brewer Mill. This thing is built like a tank and now thats it's powered it has no problem crushing grain!

Thanks to all who have provided me with inspiration and guidance!!
Sweet idea!!!
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Here's a old pic of mine.

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Here's a old pic of mine.
Ooooooh. Shiny!
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Here's a old pic of mine.
Nice build!

Is that a clapped-out M in the background?

Cheers!
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