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Smoking Techniques => Sausage Making => Topic started by: pikeman_95 on April 30, 2011, 09:32:04 pm

Title: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: pikeman_95 on April 30, 2011, 09:32:04 pm
Well after several different tries I have one that I like. No welding but strong enough to do the job.
Here are the pictures.
brass hub and 1/4 inch thick plastic blade.

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/100_7051-1.jpg)

bucket base locks to inexpensive cutting board.

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/100_7053.jpg)

center guide shaft is threaded to bottom cutting board and plastic lined.

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/100_7052.jpg)

the lid provides the guidance for the upper shaft.


(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/100_7049.jpg)

here is the bucket locking system


(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/100_7056.jpg)

locked on

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/100_7057.jpg)


most of my time was spent in locating the proper materials.

Here are a couple of short videos to show how it works.

http://s943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/?action=view&current=100_7040.mp4

http://s943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/?action=view&current=100_7044.mp4

http://s943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/pikeman_95/NEW%20SMALL%20MIXER/?action=view&current=100_7054.mp4
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: hal4uk on April 30, 2011, 09:38:39 pm
Don't see the vids (?)...
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: pikeman_95 on April 30, 2011, 09:43:39 pm
accidentally posted before I intended to they are there now
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Mr Walleye on April 30, 2011, 10:09:13 pm
Great job Kirby!  8)

Looks like it will work excellent.

Mike
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Habanero Smoker on May 01, 2011, 02:00:24 am
Nice looking mixer.
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: SL2010 on May 01, 2011, 04:34:03 am
You are a mad scientist nice job
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: GusRobin on May 01, 2011, 05:45:06 am
Are you gong to sell the parts and/or plans? If not is there a template for the plastic blade?
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: pikeman_95 on May 01, 2011, 06:45:45 am
Are you gong to sell the parts and/or plans? If not is there a template for the plastic blade?

My thinking is I would sell the parts and let the buyer get the bucket, lid, and cutting boards. I would provide the drive shaft with drive fitting, the drive hub with the mixing blade attached. I would also provide a template so that you can drill your own holes. I have not figured a price yet but will go back through my parts cost sheets and figure out a price.
 
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: devo on May 01, 2011, 06:50:49 am
You the man Kirby, always thinking of a better way  ;)
Nice looking mixer. Gives a guy an excuse to upgrade to a better drill  ;D
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: ghost9mm on May 01, 2011, 06:57:06 am
Kirby..great looking mixer, sure looks like it would be an easy cleanup too...and impressed with the simplicity of it...well done.
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: pikeman_95 on May 01, 2011, 07:46:23 am
This mixer design could easily be expanded to a 5 gallon 35-40 pound mixer. The only thing would be to make a larger blade and lengthen the drive shaft. I have not made a mixing blade for a 5 gallon bucket yet, but it would be very easy to come up with a larger blade. The drive shaft and hub would work the same.

Kirby
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Kevin A on May 01, 2011, 08:05:10 am
This mixer design could easily be expanded to a 5 gallon 35-40 pound mixer. The only thing would be to make a larger blade and lengthen the drive shaft. I have not made a mixing blade for a 5 gallon bucket yet, but it would be very easy to come up with a larger blade. The drive shaft and hub would work the same.

Kirby
Very interesting design, Kirby. Functional & practical. I like that.

Approx. how much (lbs) meat does the smaller bucket hold?

Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Tenpoint5 on May 01, 2011, 08:11:40 am
Looks like it turned out really good Kirby!!
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Tenpoint5 on May 01, 2011, 08:12:44 am
This mixer design could easily be expanded to a 5 gallon 35-40 pound mixer. The only thing would be to make a larger blade and lengthen the drive shaft. I have not made a mixing blade for a 5 gallon bucket yet, but it would be very easy to come up with a larger blade. The drive shaft and hub would work the same.

Kirby
Very interesting design, Kirby. Functional & practical. I like that.

Approx. how much (lbs) meat does the smaller bucket hold?

Kevin from the title of the thread I am going to guess it will hold and mix about 16 pounds.
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: pikeman_95 on May 01, 2011, 08:14:55 am
This mixer design could easily be expanded to a 5 gallon 35-40 pound mixer. The only thing would be to make a larger blade and lengthen the drive shaft. I have not made a mixing blade for a 5 gallon bucket yet, but it would be very easy to come up with a larger blade. The drive shaft and hub would work the same.

Kirby
Very interesting design, Kirby. Functional & practical. I like that.

Approx. how much (lbs) meat does the smaller bucket hold?




It is a 2 gallon bucket and at about 8 pounds of meat per gallon I feel it would do around 15 pounds. It was designed with the guys that do 10 pound batches in mind.
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: devo on May 01, 2011, 08:39:32 am
I get free 5 gal plastic buckets from work with lock tops. I must have 20 of them around here. Maybe I should start stocking up on these things and start selling them to kirby  ;D
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Kevin A on May 01, 2011, 08:47:35 am
Kevin from the title of the thread I am going to guess it will hold and mix about 16 pounds.
Duhhh......I dont know how i missed that! Too obvious I guess.  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Kevin A on May 01, 2011, 08:51:24 am
It was designed with the guys that do 10 pound batches in mind.
I foresee that I will probably fall into that category once I get the "sausage factory" up 'n running.
Right now it's still in the planning & supply acquisition stage. ;D

I have this long list of items I still need to get before I even grind & stuff ONE sausage! Problem is, the longer I peruse this forum, the shopping list keeps growing longer!
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: pikeman_95 on May 01, 2011, 08:08:29 pm
kevin I need your address. ready to mail.

Kirby
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: Kevin A on May 03, 2011, 05:26:39 pm
kevin I need your address. ready to mail.

Kirby
I anticipate a large package arriving from Big Sky country any day now...  ;D
Title: Re: TWO GALLON 16# MIXER
Post by: pikeman_95 on May 03, 2011, 05:31:25 pm

kevin I need your address. ready to mail.

Kirby
I anticipate a large package arriving from Big Sky country any day now...  ;D

check your pm I will send you the tracking number.