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Grain Mill Question

For those of you who have chosen to motorize your mill, instead of using a drill or hand cranking, what type motor did you use? And where to buy?

I used an old furnace blower motor with a couple pullys and a v-belt to get me to the correct speed. IIRC, the motor is 0.375 HP

I bought an old washing machine motor on craigslist for $10 and adjusted the speed down with pulleys.

Old washing machine motor from the scrap yard…$2.50.

Here’s the link to an old BYO article on motorizing a mill: ... l-projects
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