Motorized Mill, Re-purposing a paper shredder - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Motorized Mill, Re-purposing a paper shredder

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
matt415
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Hickory,NC
Posts: 156
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts



I know this is probably a one off type build but I thought I would share it anyway. I had a paper shredder that I hated so rather than throwing it out, I cut it in half. I elected to keep the shredder housing cause it made it easier than fabricating some motor holder. The shredding drives just happen to be a 10mm six sided bolt pattern so I drilled out a 10mm socket and put it on the barley crusher drive. The gearing turned out to be great turning at about 120 rpm. Its a little slower than hooking up my drill but it worked great on its first test run.








3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
TacoBrew
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Nashville, TN
Posts: 247
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts


Very nice! How long do you think it'll last crushing grain instead of paper?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
matt415
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Hickory,NC
Posts: 156
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by TacoBrew View Post
Very nice! How long do you think it'll last crushing grain instead of paper?
Time will tell. It actually doesnt seem to strain as much crushing grain as it does paper. Thats why I took it apart, it sucked as a paper shredder. I think its less strained now because it doesnt have to turn two drive shafts.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 01:08 AM   #4
MaxOut
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 754
Liked 82 Times on 54 Posts


Very ingenious! Good job.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 25,605
Liked 6603 Times on 3901 Posts


How the heck did I miss this?
__________________
- Andrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
Bsquared
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Bsquared's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
San Diego
Posts: 1,850
Liked 66 Times on 59 Posts


Is it still working?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 16,855
Liked 2831 Times on 2121 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
How the heck did I miss this?
More curious is how the heck did you find this...

Cheers!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #8
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 25,605
Liked 6603 Times on 3901 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr View Post
More curious is how the heck did you find this...

Cheers!
hah. right. I started a thread about my experience milling with a paper shredder. This came up before that when I did a search for it.
__________________
- Andrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #9
homebeerbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebeerbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Home, where the beer is, Sheep Hampshire. Oh, wait, thats where Mort lives.
Posts: 2,059
Liked 105 Times on 90 Posts


Way to go, digging up old posts...

Actually, I love the idea. I have an old paper shredder that I don't use anymore, now I think I've found a use for it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
My taint is sore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaRules View Post
... I just threw up on my wife.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 04:45 AM   #10
malador
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Oregon
Posts: 167
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr View Post
More curious is how the heck did you find this...

Cheers!
That is neat though!



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paper Shredder Mill passedpawn DIY Projects 18 01-10-2015 03:49 AM
Need help with motorized mill... Dgonza9 DIY Projects 14 08-05-2011 07:46 PM
My motorized malt mill...DONE! misterVT DIY Projects 7 01-20-2011 02:20 PM
motorized mill question Gunshow DIY Projects 8 01-07-2010 11:38 PM
Motorized Mill? jdoiv DIY Projects 11 09-27-2007 02:27 PM


Forum Jump