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Old 06-28-2012, 02:29 AM   #171
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Been meaning to post this for a while. I used left over pieces (here's my system) of a top tier stand to build a mill station. It's a 1/2" monster mill with a 1/2 hp motor and a gear reducer (that I happen to pick up new for a song on ebay).

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:08 AM   #172
Sep 2011
Fayetteville, NC
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Mounted a HF drill to a stand and wired it to a switch controlled electrical outlet. Flip the switch and dump the grain. Cheap, easy, and works great!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:32 PM   #173
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Originally Posted by PuckeredPenguin View Post
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!!
could you post some pics/info on how you wired that. i also have the rebel mill and just scored that exact same drill on ebay for $33. i'd like to see how you wired it in that box.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:15 PM   #174
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I ended up going with a crankenstein Mill, but wanted to motorize this permanently. Since my Apartment is relatively small I needed it to store really compact. So this mill I made stores upsidedown inside of a 5 gallon bucket; is powered by a AC gearmotor and can hold 8 lbs of grain in the hopper

I've some more photos on the webpage here along with other projects and documentation of my semi-automated setup

Note: Since taking these photos; I swapped to a chain drive to power the mill as my belt drive kept slipping (diameters were just too small for the torque required)

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #175
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:44 AM   #176
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Just got it done. A few changes to be made but Man does mine look a whole lot like smitty's
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #177
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My milling station

Motorized MM3 2.0

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #178
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I don't want to intimidate anyone with my overly technical setup, but here goes.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #179
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It's not 100% complete. I just have a few minor "eye pleasers" to do. I want to frame it all in and build a cover for the pulleys. It's a central air AC blower motor and I put in a belt tensioner. It works amazing!!

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:38 AM   #180
Feb 2012
Portsmouth, NH
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Originally Posted by BraxtonBrewery View Post
Just got it done. A few changes to be made but Man does mine look a whole lot like smitty's
Nice set up BB!

I think I have the same drill. My only issue is that it doesn't like up perfectly the way that you have it set up - the drill is slightly lower than the mill.

What model drill do you have and how did you fix that issue?

Also, if you have the Chicago Electric Power Drill Item#: 93632 - do you run it at the max (500 rpm)?

Thank you!

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