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Iron Sides 2 hole portable sheller project


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Default Re: Iron Sides 2 hole portable sheller project

Thanks for the tips, I wiped a coat of dark walnut stain on it. It is actually darker and closer to what it needs to be than the picture shows.

The elevator is getting closer, both cosmetically and mechanically.
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This is the door that allows access to the chain adjusters. I thought the little castings that serve as corner braces and the latches were neat. Not sure why the expense? Maybe how they trained apprentices in the pattern shops??


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I hope this is remaining interesting, I do struggle with how much detail and how-to to include vs just showing basic progress.

This is the feed opening into the sheller. The top and bottom rollers with the flaps? direct the ears to the shelling chamber while the lower opening or chute is where some portion of the pre-shelled kernels drop and go on to the shelled corn elevator. The rest of the kernels that somehow travel back with the chain end up on the wood chute I repaired earlier and on the ground, or into a bucket


This casting attaches to the floor of the feed elevator at the top end and is the heart of the feeding process. The ears and shelled kernels travel on it towards the forked end. The drive sprocket is also between the forks and the chain passes through it. The kernels drop through at the fork and the little chute underneath directs them past the return side of the chain to the chute below. The ears travel on to the end and are guided into the shelling chamber.
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And the top


Ok why all the detail you might ask? Because one of those castings is missing and the machine will not work with out it. If in my wildest dreams I thought that anyone else would ever need one I would have some cast. That not being the case I am going to fabricate one from steel. Found the 2x 1/2" channel at TSC which seems like a good starting point and scrounged around under the welding table for the remainder.
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Default Re: Iron Sides 2 hole portable sheller project

Nice project so far, can't wait to see it finished. Not to change subject but I have been looking at a grizzly planer like what was in your earlier post,how has that been working for you?
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I, for one, appreciate more detail as opposed to less. Lots of pictures, lots of discussion....right on! Plus, the added information could help someone else later on down the road. That thing is looking great! Be sure to post video of it running once all this hard work is over with!
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Hi,
I am a woodworker wannabe so take all I have to say with a grain of salt.
Before the Powermatic and Grizz machines I had a Dewalt planer and a Porter Cable jointer from the big box store and neither was up the work of 6-8 foot pieces of rough sawed Oak plunked on or in them plus the wood always has enough dirt and debri attached to make blade life pretty short. When I upgraded to the 15" Powermatic planer and 8" long bed Grizz jointer I also upgraded to the carbide inserted spiral cutter heads on both machines. As compared to what I had before both are Cadillacs. Neither machine required any tweaking to get the finished product to my admittedly soft standards. I will say that any amount of extra money spent for the upgrading the heads to spiral inserted carbide will be forgotten as soon as the first piece of wood hits the machine, they are really that good. Two complaints on them are the mobile base on the Grizz jointer is not even close to what Powermatic puts under their machines. Also both machines are 220 but came pre wired with 3 wire cords and I am like REALLY??? That all was removed and we now have 4 wires and a dedicated ground instead of relying on the neutral .
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I am quite a bit more comfortable with iron instead of wood but still spent a couple evenings on this .
Laying the first parts out for tacking


The basics


Quick jig for bending


First bends
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2nd bends


Some more welding


More welding, grind some, weld a bit more, then grind


Needed some small keystock for the corners of the trough, otherwise we are calling it done.

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Hung the feeder today. I added a hopper extension since we will be feeding it with a scoop shovel. The color on the new pieces is darkening as it ages. A little barn dust and a few bruises here and there it should look right at home?


The mount, I got to run the wood lathe a little bit


The original and fabbed feeder pieces, figured it would be easier to mount the feeder and then attach them where they need to be instead of measuring and crossing my fingers that they fit.


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thanks again for posting all this, certainly we are getting some ideas on how to do ours.
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