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  1. #1
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    Default DIY Honey Extractor

    After many hours at Lowe's and in my garage, I have a spinning Frankenstein in a barrel almost ready to throw some honey!

    https://plus.google.com/photos/11826...80936421259665

    Comments are welcome!

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    IT'S ALIVE!! Very cool. How did you get it to spin so freely and smoothly. Is it pivoting on the threaded rod? Great job.

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Looks good!

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by CesarBeeCool View Post
    IT'S ALIVE!! Very cool. How did you get it to spin so freely and smoothly. Is it pivoting on the threaded rod? Great job.
    The shaft is 1/2" all thread. It moves with the bin that holds the frames. It has a bearing at it s base and near the top. I used the all thread so I could easily attach a bearing.

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Cool..You'll have to let us know how it works in practice! How many cans of Coors Light did it take you to build it?
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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Beautiful! Did you design it yourself, or work from plans?

    The only thing I'd worry about with the plastic bin is if there's enough weight at the bottom?

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    double post oops

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by Urbannewbee View Post
    Beautiful! Did you design it yourself, or work from plans?

    The only thing I'd worry about with the plastic bin is if there's enough weight at the bottom?
    I didnt have any plans. I used these 2 as visual guides.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81663205@N04/
    http://www.littlehouseonthebighill.c...php?detail=125

    I wouldn't worry about it moving around. I'm building a stand today. It will be quite stationary when I am done.

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    If you guys want to see a good set of plans Google 'Bush mechanic' for an excellent extractor. It uses a 55 gal plastic food grade barrel, a threaded rod set in 2 bearings set into wooden cross bars and 2 bicycle rims to hold the frames. I made one for a demo on a development project I worked on in Malawi 3 years ago and it works like a charm. I ran it with a 1/2 inch drill and used a Mann lake honey gate. Great, simple design. The only trick is to find a set of bicycle rims that fit inside the barrel. I spray painted everything with oil based spray paint and ran 10 medium supers through it for a trial.

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by wglord View Post
    If you guys want to see a good set of plans Google 'Bush mechanic' for an excellent extractor. It uses a 55 gal plastic food grade barrel, a threaded rod set in 2 bearings set into wooden cross bars and 2 bicycle rims to hold the frames. I made one for a demo on a development project I worked on in Malawi 3 years ago and it works like a charm. I ran it with a 1/2 inch drill and used a Mann lake honey gate. Great, simple design. The only trick is to find a set of bicycle rims that fit inside the barrel. I spray painted everything with oil based spray paint and ran 10 medium supers through it for a trial.
    Sounds like a good build. Mine is quite similar, rather than bike rims I made the cage to hold my frames out of wood and Aluminum. Its also made from a 55gal plastic barrel and will hold 10 deep frames.

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Duh!!! And here I am making mine out of 304 stainless. Maybe I will get it finished before the snow flies.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by mroark View Post
    ...I made the cage to hold my frames out of wood...
    This is what concerns me. Are you going to sell honey? How you could clean-up internal parts including the wood? It looks like your lower bearing will touch the honey, is this true? Also, it looks like your "cage" may be weak for 10 full of honey frames. Sorry for critique.
    Серёжа, Sergey

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