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Offline oscarvan

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My arm got tired......
« on: February 09, 2011, 01:04:53 PM »
And I REALLY didn't like the shaking and oscillating of the drill, plus it ties up one of my hands....

So I done fixed that......

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6XJ35 General purpouse motor, no capacitor required. (It has an internal relay)
3X930 Big sheave
3x892 Small sheave
4X664 Bushing reducer. (the sheaves are 1/2" bore, the spindle on the mill is 3/8", this item solves that.
4L500 V belt, 4L 50"
Miscellaneous nuts washers and bolts.

The small sheave is 1.35", the big one is 8.85", with a 4L belt. The motor runs at 1750, so the mill runs at about 266 RPM. Haven't timed a pound yet, but the hand full of test grain I ran through there went at a nice pace.

The board is 5/8" UHMW, polyethylene, the same stuff the hopper is made of. Not sure where you can get that, I bought a 4'x8' sheet years ago for another project, this was one of my last leftovers. Plywood, particle board would work too. I reused the rubber knobbies from the original base to act as locators over the bucket. Interestingly the UHMX is slightly flexible and acts as tensioner.

You need the two buckets to keep the heavy motor from tipping it. For a 22 pound grain bill you mill until the one bucket is full, then flip it over on the next bucket. Two buckets hold about 24 pounds of grain.

Total cost to me (not including UHMW, nuts and bolts) $118, including a 10% discount and the tax. I LIKE it!


« Last Edit: February 09, 2011, 01:16:16 PM by oscarvan »
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Re: My arm got tired......
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 01:18:08 PM »
Mine never does!


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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 01:22:48 PM »


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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 01:33:42 PM »
Hey, some people enter beer competitions, some arm wrestle. (He apparently is a champion).
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 01:42:06 PM »
And I REALLY didn't like the shaking and oscillating of the drill, plus it ties up one of my hands....

So I done fixed that......

Graingers:

6XJ35 General purpouse motor, no capacitor required. (It has an internal relay)
3X930 Big sheave
3x892 Small sheave
4X664 Bushing reducer. (the sheaves are 1/2" bore, the spindle on the mill is 3/8", this item solves that.
4L500 V belt, 4L 50"
Miscellaneous nuts washers and bolts.

The small sheave is 1.35", the big one is 8.85", with a 4L belt. The motor runs at 1750, so the mill runs at about 266 RPM. Haven't timed a pound yet, but the hand full of test grain I ran through there went at a nice pace.

The board is 5/8" UHMW, polyethylene, the same stuff the hopper is made of. Not sure where you can get that, I bought a 4'x8' sheet years ago for another project, this was one of my last leftovers. Plywood, particle board would work too. I reused the rubber knobbies from the original base to act as locators over the bucket. Interestingly the UHMX is slightly flexible and acts as tensioner.

You need the two buckets to keep the heavy motor from tipping it. For a 22 pound grain bill you mill until the one bucket is full, then flip it over on the next bucket. Two buckets hold about 24 pounds of grain.

Total cost to me (not including UHMW, nuts and bolts) $118, including a 10% discount and the tax. I LIKE it!




Nice job and craftsmanship! Oscar you really have this thing by the balls... :o
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 01:54:28 PM »
Hey, some people enter beer competitions, some arm wrestle. (He apparently is a champion).

Sorry I guess I should have used a  ;)

Just a bad joke. not knocking him
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 04:03:18 PM »
Nice job.
Way to go.
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011, 04:19:23 PM »
Oscar, that looks awesome!


And I've got to wonder where my mind is...I read the subject line and thought it would be about doing a decoction!  ;D
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011, 04:28:33 PM »
Oscar, that looks awesome!


And I've got to wonder where my mind is...I read the subject line and thought it would be about doing a decoction!  ;D


My first thought was he has dry balls.

You know, the kind you get when you pour the crushed malt into the mash water too fast and have to stir and stir to break them up.
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2011, 05:18:18 PM »
Careful around that, especially when brewing without pants! You might lose your balls! Nice work...
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2011, 06:10:31 PM »
Perverts all of you! I love this place...... ;D
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 06:12:52 PM »
Hey, some people enter beer competitions, some arm wrestle. (He apparently is a champion).

Sorry I guess I should have used a  ;)

Just a bad joke. not knocking him

Oh, I think he DOES look silly...... ;D
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 07:46:13 PM »
Oscar, You're an animal! Nicely done.
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Re: My arm got tired......
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 08:01:32 PM »
The verdict..... Absolutely freaking awesome. Fire it up and sit on my stool leasurely scooping the grains into the hopper. Just the right speed. No straining, no bad noises, no vibrations......voom voom voom it just keeps on going. I didn't time it, but WAG on 22 pounds of grain...... 10 minutes. And it was laid back and relaxed. I LIKE it.
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