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Old 10-23-2014, 08:20 PM
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FIVAN 23 October 2014 Hand Crank Corn Sheller.
Hand Crank Corn Sheller was received today and used to shell the last of my Indian corn about ten pounds. It took some internet searching to find a reasonably priced unit. Cost was about $40.00 and shipping and handling was about $36.00. The unit was easy to assemble, but the clamping system was poorly designed. I managed to haywire a suitable system together and clamp to a wash tub to put into operation. Later I will make a wooden box for permanent mounting. The removed kernels bounce a bit so it is best to operate in an easy to sweep area. Operation was simple and the device worked quickly and perfectly. It is ideal for home use. Pictures depict operation.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:04 AM
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Nice write up.... You do that kind of report well...
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:54 AM
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We purchased a David Bradley corn sheller off e-bay three or four years ago and have never used it. But we have it put away, for "just in case!" It could be a valuable asset, if the lights do ever go out long term. I always have an eye out for quality and useful older manual appliances and apparatus.

It could be wasted money, then on the other hand it could be a cool move. Time will tell.........
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:15 AM
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I bought a bushel of Indian Corn yesterday and shelled the kernels. Total kernels obtaind was 25 pounds. They were winnowed and stored in a five gallon pail. The amount should last most of the winter. I always have some nixtamalized for adding to the bread dough using psyllium husk and add a few tablespoons to my morning cereal. Sometimes I use dent field corn but prefer the indian corn.
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