Figured I'd give this it's own thread, since it didn't really belong in the "motorized grain mills" thread.
My buddy and I went "dutch" on a barley crusher, and wanted to make it easy to transport between our places, since we would rarely be brewing on the same days etc.
Several designs, and several beverages later, he stumbled upon these rectangular buckets of sunflower seed packages...
purchased 2 of them, and came up with this idea...
and after making multiple parts to allow the bottom bucket to be the catch bucket, and the lid to be attached to the top bucket or "crush bucket" if you will... this was the basic design.
the bottom of the buckets have ridges, so these pieces were made to make the crusher mount square, and provide rigidity to the bucket bottom, after the hole was cut.
they were then glued into place
then bolted to the bucket.
the crusher was then bolted in place
a hole was drilled for the shaft...
and finding that it was too short to get the drill chuck put on... we had a buddy make this
from a solid piece of round stock stainless.
here's how the hopper fits
here's how the shaft collar extension looks. and the hopper mounting screw access holes
it works pretty flawlessly, you can add a bag to the catch bucket for ease of cleaning etc... the bungee strap was selected after measuring it
hope you guys approve of it!
also... let me know if any of you want sunflower seeds... i have about 100 bags left...