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Old 11-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Mounted and motorized Barley Crusher

Been accumulating parts for this for a while... Almost a year, actually. Finally now, on Black Friday (wife sleeping, daughter at daycare) do I finally have some "me time" to build.

Started with my Barley Crusher, an AC motor that I got cheap off eBay (8 months ago?), and an old microwave cart that I got free.



The plan is that I could close the doors and have relative dust-free milling. High-tech control panel:



Finished product... I added Xmas lights that go on when the power strip switch is pushed. Lights and yellow safety tape will keep fingers from being torn off.



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Rest of pics with titles... http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/k...27/Grain_Mill/


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Old 11-27-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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Cool! What more can I say.


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Old 11-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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Pretty cool, good job! I want to do something similar to my barley crusher. Where did you get the fly wheel for the mill?
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Pretty cool, good job! I want to do something similar to my barley crusher. Where did you get the fly wheel for the mill?
Grainger... Needed that bushing too to make the 3/8" barley crusher spoke fit the 1/2" sheave hole.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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That is such an awesome use for Christmas lights. I love it!
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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Love the light show, lol.
It wouldn't have been the same without it

Plus, Thanks for AG tutorial. I have follow every steps for my first AG
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:37 PM   #7
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Nice set-up but is dat some Jamaican rap or something? hahaha
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You know... The lights are functional, yet fashionable too. As is the electric tape. This build was truly inspired by the Biermuncher "ugly junk" style!

Matisyahu: "King Without a Crown"... It was on my playlist.
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Looks great!
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I'm the kind of person who will brew with sandals or even bare foot and shorts but I was really impressed with the use of the safty tape. Looks great!!!


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