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Old 11-19-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Ok, I think I found a CNC shop over here (in Taiwan) that can make a grain mill for me. Does anyone have any plans for one? Something using CAD maybe that I could give to some machinists and they would understand what I am talking about. Thanks.


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Old 11-20-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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Nothing!? Come guys, I have read these forums, you are all engineering studs, SOMEONE has to have SOME KIND of technical drawing or something of a grail mill, or at least enough info to help me prepare my own.


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Old 11-20-2007, 11:58 PM   #3
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This requires welding, but would make a good mill.
http://suburb.semo.net/jthornton/MegaMillPlans.htm
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:04 AM   #4
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I don't have any plans nor do I have a mill. However, are you really going to save all that much money over buying a mill from a reputable source that you know will work correctly?
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:11 AM   #5
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It is not that... he lives in Taiwan and the shipping $ would be murder.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:29 AM   #6
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Monster mill shipped international looks to be 135- 140 about the same as if I was going to get comparible mills shipped to me. I would think that would be much easier.

If he gets his hands on plans I would assume (but maybe not) that someone took them from a mass produce mill on the market. That doesn't seem like a very fair deal to the maker of the mill he copied. Just my .02
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:08 AM   #7
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I know many have made their own mills, those are the plans I am referring to. Besides, it is a grain mill for god sakes, not exactly a complex or innovative piece of technology. I don't have any issue with pretty much copying a mill for purchase. I find the $135-$140 number to be near impossible. It costs me $60 in shipping for just a few books.

And anyway, this is Taiwan! We are the former cheap production capitol of the world, until China and Vietnam got their **** together a bit more (well, kind of, if you like roofies in your children's toys). Anyway, furthermore I have a client who produces aluminum stuff. He could probably hook me up if I had plans.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:57 PM   #8
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Being a mechanical designer with some machining skills an access to machines and free materials I have been planning on making some prints and building my own mill for a while now. I have been studying monster mills and barley crusher's websites for design ideas. Things have been really busy at work and I haven't had time to finish my drawings, but when I do I will send them to you.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:18 PM   #9
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I find the $135-$140 number to be near impossible. It costs me $60 in shipping for just a few books.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #10
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I'd agree there. You're not going to find a machinist labor + parts to beat that $140 for a shipped monster mill. If you really want to do it, here ya go. If you use them, send $5 to my paypal account.







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