[Clayart] Ball Mill (Terry)

Paul Gerhold gerholdclay at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 07:15:10 EDT 2018

Are you talking about an online auction?  



> On Aug 23, 2018, at 11:59 PM, Hank Murrow <hmurrow at efn.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Jeff Lawrence <jefflawr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Paul was asking about ball mills scabbed onto potters wheels and/or plans...
>> Hi Paul,
>> One of the best $100 investments I've made was for a US Stoneware 1-jar
>> mill at auction. According to my auction junkie buddy they come up fairly
>> often.
>> As I potter, I recognize the DIY impulse having first gone the old rock
>> tumbler route. I still use the jars from it, but rollers slipped if wet
>> from a leaky jar.  The commercial unit has rubber rollers that always hold
>> on, adjustable so I can mill small amounts in a 1-liter water bottle.
>> Jeff
>> Jeff Lawrence
>> jefflawr at gmail.com
>> jeffreylawrence.net
> And Hank in Eugene replies:
> At this page on my website( http://www.murrow.biz/hank/kiln-and-tools.htm ) you can see a mill I built for myself for under a hundred dollars that turns jars from ½ Gal to 3 gal in capacity. I got the variable speed DC motor at Surplus Center, and provided a cheap rectified power supply, and sleeved the rollers with firehose from the same surplus center. One does need a 1/3 to 1/2 Hp motor to drive it. grind media was purchased at a ceramic surplus equipment Co. near Sacramento. Works a charm, Hank

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