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Homemade Seed Screens for Sifting Your Own Seed

 
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Hines Farm Homemade Seed Screens - 10 sizes --> #16 fine thru #2 course (half-inch)
We made our own out of scrap 2x4s ripped to 2x2x12 1/2 and purchased standard stainless steel screen set.
Used Kreg screws to assemble and placed on Harbor Freight Cart for mobility. Saved a bunched compared to "store bought".

http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/07/hines-farm-project-activity-nature.html

Thought we would share...

Regards and Respect To All,
Monte and Eileen Hines
 
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Now all you need is to hook it up to a shaker/vibrator to automate it.
 
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Yes, we have one now that requires no electricity. Her name is Eileen, my wife.

There you go giving her ideas having me spend money...


 
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Just run your electric toothbrush on the screen.

 
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meh...think permaculture...set it on top of the washer when you wash towels...lol.
 
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All good ideas on vibrating screen...

Since, you all, got my wonderful wife (Eileen) thinking about retiring as the "human screen sifting shaker",
I may have to automate now... (-:

Do you think, somehow, hooking an electric sander to the frame (vice grips/C-clamp/etc.) would perform the task?

I have got a couple Porter Cable 330 sanders
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I might try one of those or one of my other sanders.

Keep your ideas coming...

Regards and Respect to All,
Monte & Eileen
Hines Farm
 
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We had some requests for sources of screens...

http://tinyurl.com/8vzbbou - Sources

We purchased from Drillspot.
Wire Cloth Assortment, SS, 10 Pc, 12x12 In
http://www.drillspot.com/products/521806/approved_vendor_3ajy2_plain_weave_wire_cloth_assortment?s=1
 
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