My shredder construction log
Just thought I would make a thread of my shredder construction.
After a weekend of fiddling, I managed to get the machine to an assembled state (please ignore the welding quality, I have just started to teach myself how to weld).
I will be spending this week/weekend tuning it so that it rotates smoothly.
Has anyone tried a “treadle” configuration like was used on an old stone grinding wheel? Once you get the stone in motion, keeping it going requires pumping the pedal, but could allow a configuration where the shredder operator is also powering it. (Something similar to a “Stairmaster” would seem like it could also work, but the mechanism for driving it with two independent chains is a bit more complex.)
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