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Post by GB 14th June 2011, 3:03 pm

I need to make SOMETHING to crush one inch very VERY hard palm seeds not by ones or twos but in batches for feeding to our pigs.

Please does anyone have any ideas???

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid 14th June 2011, 3:53 pm

What about a grain mill?

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Post by Chilli-head 17th June 2011, 10:34 am

Hmm. One inch, very hard kernels in quantities to feed pigs ? I've no idea what palm seeds look like, but it sounds to me like a job for a simple machine with a pair of big rollers - possibly ridged - with a hopper over them and a crank handle. Possible to mod an old clothes wringing mangle, if you can get hold of one ? I guess it is probably within the scope of a domestic workshop to build something from scratch, if you're handy with a welder. I know GB is pretty resourceful ...
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Post by GB 19th June 2011, 2:23 am

How about taking a heavy oak log and turning it into a HUGE morter and pestal?

There is a place that sells chunked up trees so I could get a piece 18 or so inches wide and two or so feet long. Set on end and a 5 inch hole bored almost all the way through and a large straight rounded end branch for the smasher bit......................

How well do you think it might work?

The only pricy bit would be the drill bit for that size of hole.

I did give a good hard look at teh Piteba oil press and it would be a super piece of kit but as I would still have to pre crush the seeds it just seems a good idea to try the pre crush BEFORE getting it.

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Post by GB 21st July 2011, 8:10 pm

So far I have found a large oak log to turn into a huge mortar and pestal but haven't had time to burn out the middle. We all came to the conclusion that going REALLY retro was a good way to do it Laughing

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