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Project by BusterB posted 02-01-2015 09:52 PM 3545 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father in law asked me if I would build him a box and stand for his corn crusher. He is a collector of old farm tools and tractors so this wasn’t too odd of a request. He wanted it 36×36” and on a 30” stand. He said we would have to come up with a way to mount it above the box… Instead of simply going up to his place and looking at it, I googled it instead. My screen was filled with images of several honking big pieces of serious machinery. Which by the way, would not be out of character for him either. So I am thinking its gonna be a brute so the stand needs to be too. Built it using 4×4’s for the legs and glued and screwed the joints. Lots of bracing. I was measuring for the stringers when he walked in with the “corn crushing beast”... In one hand!!! Well we decided that could probably forgo the stretchers for the legs and scraped my initial ideas for a heavy duty bolt on frame to mount the crusher above the box since there was no way the box would ever support that kinda weight… well armed with new Intel, I built the mount for the beast and got it all put together. Lesson learned….maybe…lol Overall a very enjoyable build.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 10:31 PM

Better get some more bolts in that beast before it falls off and crushes you! Overbuilt is better than underbuilt IMO. Nice project.

-- So much to little time.....

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#2 posted 02-01-2015 10:40 PM

Wow that is really neat! Great work sir!

-- "The Cedar King"

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 11:02 PM

Ha ha ha, guess you should of looked at it first. Well at least it is built sturdy. A little more work on that and you could have a work bench.
You did a nice job, looks good and everyone is happy. It’s kind of interesting.
OH,—-watch the super bowl game, have a few drinks and look at my table again. They will look like T’s LOL.
Take care.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 11:15 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! This here is hahaha a great hahaha job. Sorry dude but that is just too funny. I almost wet my pants laughing. I reckon that stand will last many lifetimes. Just think, a hundred years or so from now, some distant relatives come across this beast of a table with a tiny grinder hooked to it, hahahahaha, I’m sorry, but this is too funny. They will do a little research and find out who owned it and will think he was slightly touched, and you, my friend, will be in the clear. That is, provided you didn’t sign your name on it. Hahaha, OK, time to serious up. You really did a great job, that is a beautiful table. Keep the sawdust flying buddy. Thanks for making my day.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#5 posted 02-01-2015 11:16 PM

Looks great. Anything called a crusher sounds like it should be big and heavy.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 02-01-2015 11:40 PM

Look at it this way it should hold up to anything he puts in it.Great job!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 02-01-2015 11:45 PM

TR- thank you sir. I been studying on it some more and I think a tube of super glue and a roll of duct tape and I will be good to go!!!!

Todd- Thank you cedar king. It was a fun build buddy.

Dave- thank you sir. I was sure excited when I opened the email on those tables… Lol will take your advice under consideration buddy. Wouldn’t take many…lol

Jeff- thank you my frozen friend. Glad my pain could bring you such joy buddy…lol I am a big fan of the whole “in a hundred years who will care” concept. A guy I used to work with clarified my mistake… This is a corn husker instead of a crusher. Thinking it helps if you google the right thing…maybe….lol

Bill- thank you sir. I wholeheartedly agree…lol

Marty- Thank you buddy. That’s nine cubic feet of corn storage capacity that if filled by manually cranking a handle….betting it gets repurposed into something else pretty quickly…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 02-02-2015 12:34 AM

Great job on the Corn Crusher Beast Box. I have one I built that is vary simular, and the same corn grinder.LOL Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 02-02-2015 03:12 AM

That’s a corn sheller isn’t it? Looks new, wonder if somebody is still making them.

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#10 posted 02-02-2015 03:23 AM

Nice box and stand build. Bet it’ll hold a bushel? That looks very much like a “Black Hawk” corn sheller from Montgomery Wards in about 1943. Restored with clean handle and fresh black lacquer.I used one many years as a child shelling whole kernel corn for live stock during my summer visits to Mississippi at my grandmother’s.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#11 posted 02-02-2015 03:25 AM

Looks good. I have one of those should have looked first projects right now too.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 02-02-2015 05:30 AM

Hey Buster, if a little bit does a little good then your box ought to do a WHOLE lot of good….LOL! Great job buddy.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 02-02-2015 05:32 AM

Now he needs to go get one if those big monsters you googled in the first place.

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#14 posted 02-02-2015 05:59 AM

Nice job on the corn crusher box. With this set up at least you should be able to go a long time before you have to empty it…lol

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#15 posted 02-02-2015 06:54 AM

Heeheehee, I was thinking you could add abutcher block top to it and make it into a kitchen island with storage! Nice job, Buster, and thanks for the chuckle.

-- God bless, Candy

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