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Old 11-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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I finished up the hopper last night. I just used some scrap plywood that I had left over from another project. Overall I am very happy with this project.









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Old 11-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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Hi HDBrewer, the mill looks good . I'm in the process of making one myself. Even am not sure how the eccentrics work for adjustments. Can you post a few more pics of the plates with the bushing/bearing.

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The two knobs that stick out rotate within the frame. They are locked in place with a set screw to keep them from rotating after you set the gap. Inside those knobs, there is a hole machined in .035 off center with a bushing pressed inside of it for the roller to rotate. I will see if I have any pics of this furring the build.

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Have you tried it yet the knurling looks a little fine (not criticizing just asking) making one myself so wondering. Nice work
It is a medium knurl. If I could do it again, I would use a little more course of a knurl


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Old 11-29-2012, 12:03 PM   #13
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The two knobs that stick out rotate within the frame. They are locked in place with a set screw to keep them from rotating after you set the gap. Inside those knobs, there is a hole machined in .035 off center with a bushing pressed inside of it for the roller to rotate. I will see if I have any pics of this furring the build.

It is a medium knurl. If I could do it again, I would use a little more course of a knurl
But it does work, but I think it would be a little faster if it was more aggressive.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:09 AM   #14
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Good to know.

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:17 AM   #15
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I finished up the hopper last night. I just used some scrap plywood that I had left over from another project. Overall I am very happy with this project.
This looks sweet! Are you taking orders?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #16
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I made one similar, but with larger diameter, but shorter rollers.(I too used scrap from work and that was what I could find...) Even with a fairly coarse knurl and the larger diameter rollers, it soon started slipping on the grain. I tried a few things, but settled on adding a pair of gears to force the idle roller to rotate with the drive roller. Otherwise the grain would just sit there. as the drive roller spun.

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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Just finished up the machining on my DIY grain mill. I just need to get a base and hopper made for it now. Hopefully, I will get some free time this weekend and can finish it up!
Nice! Here's my Weider treadmill conversion:

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #18
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Wow....very nice.

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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That almost looks exactly the same as the one I built! Same overall build and function. Although mine is a bit dustier





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