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Hocking Valley Corn Sheller Restoration #3: --The box

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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 05-19-2010 08:16 PM 2923 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Building the frame Part 3 of Hocking Valley Corn Sheller Restoration series Part 4: Mission Accomplished »

After finishing the cuts for the frame and making sure that everything goes together nicely I went to my local Woodcraft and found a real nice piece of 5/4 poplar to use for the sides of the project. All of the original pieces were a full 1” thick so I needed the 5/4 stock. The piece I found was 8 ft long and 15 ” wide with no knots or green streaks. A perfect find for this project. I needed 2 pieces 9 1/2” x 22” for the bottom sections and 2 pieces 9”x 21” for the top sections with the remaining pieces for the chutes 4 1/4” wide of various lengths . I used the router to make all of the rabbets that fit in the slots of the frame .

Dry fit of the lower sides

On the original corn sheller, the chutes were nailed in but I used dowels to make it easier for assembly.

I used the scroll saw to cut out the sections where the shafts go through,and the hole where the corn feeder goes on the top.

Checking out the fit of all the guts of the corn sheller.

All of the parts in place.

I had to order special square headed nuts and bolts to keep it original so in the mean time I will begin the paint job on the Hocking Valley Corn Sheller.

-- Mike --http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu/



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Swede

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 09:34 PM

Cool looking restoration. It would be neat to see it in use. Thanks for the post.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 11:55 PM

I love old ag products – very cool resto. Nice job!

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#3 posted 05-20-2010 06:22 AM

this has been a really nice project mike…its fun to see something out of the ordinary being done..very good job..in a way i hate to see nice wood painted…but sometimes it happens…good job on this…thanks

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 05-20-2010 09:09 AM

Looking good! You will be ready to make corn meal in no time:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 06:35 AM

A cool an unque project very well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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