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Offline flbrewer

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Grain Mill Stand
« on: July 16, 2015, 02:04:51 PM »
I know there are some handy folks on this forum who may be able to help me out with this. I came across this picture this morning and thought it would be a great stand for my mill. Can anyone eyeball this and give me a good estimate on the sizes of wood necessary to make this?

Would the piece that runs horizontally above the bucket be necessary as well? Thanks for any assistance!

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Re: Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 11:57:27 PM »
 Where's the picture?
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Re: Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 12:05:24 AM »
HAHA, here I was waiting on responses all day....



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Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2015, 01:27:28 AM »
Looks like three 8 foot 2x4 and less than a half sheet of 3/4 ply.

Edit - can't guess the actual cut lengths. That looks like a figure out as you go type of project.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2015, 01:30:12 AM by Steve in TX »

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Re: Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2015, 01:47:36 AM »
Actually, I might extend the coverage to the top of the bucket. I used some reflectix to make a chute under my mill to keep the dust down a bit - it helps. If the exit from the mill isn't bound in some way - the dust really gets out of control. I also made a skirt out of a malt bag, but took it off - it helped keep the dust out, but really got in the way of pulling out the bucket. Some thin plywood will add some stiffness to your design and help to control the dust.

Now if you are out of stainless screws at this point... you might need a few more.

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Re: Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 03:16:42 AM »
Actually, I might extend the coverage to the top of the bucket. I used some reflectix to make a chute under my mill to keep the dust down a bit - it helps. If the exit from the mill isn't bound in some way - the dust really gets out of control. I also made a skirt out of a malt bag, but took it off - it helped keep the dust out, but really got in the way of pulling out the bucket. Some thin plywood will add some stiffness to your design and help to control the dust.

Now if you are out of stainless screws at this point... you might need a few more.

I agree with the dust issue. There's too much space from the mill to the bucket without some type of chute.
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Re: Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 11:06:21 AM »
How much room do you have? When I built mine a grabbed a 6' blemished counter top from home depot and made a whole work bench with the mill mounted to it.

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Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2015, 02:23:14 PM »
Hell nothing fancy for sure but I just bought a section of shelving and cut it up to make this. Adjustable shelves and a Tupperware lid helped keep the bucket really close to the bottom of the grain mill. Dust is still an issue but just blow it off every now and then. Static seems to be a challenge every now and then and a bit of dust likes to stick to the bottom shelf but I just sweep it off into bucket.


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Re: Grain Mill Stand
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2015, 02:51:10 PM »
I cut a hole into a piece of painted plywood and attached the mill to the plywood, lining up the holes. The I just set the whole thing on a clean 33 gallon garbage can. No dust at all.