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Old 12-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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I've been searching for plans for a grain mill build (I searched the forum but haven't found what I'm looking for). I have two rollers and now have access to a full machine shop. So, I want to build the housing with adjustable gap setting for the rollers. Does anybody have CAD or similar plans for the housing, etc.?

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Old 12-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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I'm planning to design a mill here around the christmas holidays.

Planning a pretty simple design with 2 rollers and some thumb screw adjustments somewhere .01" - .2" or so

not much on here about making your own since I think most people cant justify the machine shop cost as compared with the $$ of buying.

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Old 12-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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This is a very old photo of my grain mill build. I have since finished it and am yet to take photos of the completed mill.

after the rollers were knurled (coarse straight) I had them case hardened and tin plated. The box construction was also tin plated.

Rollers: 100mm Dia, forget how long they are. Dia 35 bearing journals, ect.
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Eccentric sleeves - these will give a whopping 6mm of gap adjustment.

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Old 12-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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Those are monsters! Can't wait to see pics of your final build.

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What diameter spindle did you use on the none drive side?

And are you locking the eccentrics with a set screw ?

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Old 12-23-2013, 01:44 AM   #6
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This is helpful, but I'm hoping somebody has a more detailed set of drawings, etc. I guess my biggest question is how best to design the housing in order to get infinite adjustments for the gap setting.

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I'll see if I can dig up the old drawings.

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I'll see if I can dig up the old drawings.
Excellent! Thanks!
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