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carpet mill (home-made)

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by BringBackup, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. BringBackup

    BringBackup Top Dog

    We used PVC piping as rollers (believe revolution uses steel conveyors ;)) and the thinest carpet possible. I think it was called Paradise at Home Depot, cost 49 cents a square foot. No plush to it at all.
  2. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    i used the 'runner' carpet for years....the kind you lay down a hallway to protect the flooring...it used to have a nice backing but like a lot of things the manufacturers went cheap....i have looked for a suitable replacement but have not found one i am satisfied with as of yet...it is hard to drop cash for an experiment....in the pics of the mills listed i see the carpet is right side up...it works better (smoother, more durable) if it is put on walking side down....
    i will try to post a video of mine in a day or so....i may start making them to sell again soon....i will get the video up and see if there is any interest...i also made a set of plans to build the mill but the computer they were on crashed and all i could save was the mill itself....the roller plans were lost... i may try to remake those and sell a plan set for those who may be interested...a quality mill can be built for less than $150 with minimal skill....and minimal tools...a mill that when pulled with one hard hand pull will give 3 1/2 to 4 complete revolutions....slow walk or trot and it gives the carpet mill effect....open him up wide open and it is really close to a slat mill for speed and free turning.....US1
  3. peppapig

    peppapig Banned

    OP.....wat did ye use as the roller wheels?...is there any pics that show it assembling from start to finish??appreciated.:)
  4. PurePit19

    PurePit19 CH Dog

  5. eddieem

    eddieem Big Dog

    purepit...you run that brindle female on that thing alot? She's stacked...good looking bitch...built like a brick shit house
  6. PurePit19

    PurePit19 CH Dog

    The only bitch i have that runs the carpet is the red bitch in the video. She doesn't use it often, just depends on the type of condition I want her in. Thanks for compliment!!
  7. pit4ever

    pit4ever Banned

    keep it coming and share the blueprint =]
  8. Mextra

    Mextra Big Dog

    Bring Backup on the next mill you make Router slots for the front roller so you can adjust them . It will take out the excess slack in the belt and will stop the belt from bunching up under his feet and sliding side to side . Keep making improvements and good luck
  9. Nikita

    Nikita Big Dog

    Thank you that is a Really good idea we will keep that in mind when we make are next one

  10. Your dog looks great. Do you think you can pm the instructions. The mill looks awesome. i'm into carpentry and would love to get started on this project
  11. Nikita

    Nikita Big Dog

    The plans are still in the making
  12. Anybody got some pics without the carpet in place?
  13. marshall619

    marshall619 Top Dog

    Yours and Purepits are very nice, both look sturdy to me. My parents have a treadmill that's collecting dust in their backyard & i've been trying to coax them into giving it to me. I guess I'm gonna have to steal it from them one day :D It's more like Purepits with the two round cylinders on the front corners. It should be very easy to convert to a carpet mill.
  14. BringBackup

    BringBackup Top Dog

    Only a phone pic Pirates, I'll PM you later.
  15. Nikita

    Nikita Big Dog

    Just want to let you all know that we will have plans available with Step by Step Photos all high quality and a cut list and what other Products we used on it.

    it should be done by end of the month hopefully if not we will let you know but we will let you know when its Available

    Thank you for your input and your time
    Aaron Wood
  16. roe1880

    roe1880 Big Dog

    Hey bringback post some pics of the roller setup... even if they are on the phone camera... just describe it..
  17. BoogiemanBlood

    BoogiemanBlood Premium Member Premium Member

    Very nice job for the first build. Keep us posted with your revisions I look fwd to seeing the finished product!! :)
  18. BringBackup

    BringBackup Top Dog

  19. Nikita

    Nikita Big Dog

    Nice Photos:)
  20. fblb

    fblb Top Dog

    Hey Bring Backup I was looking at your newer pics of the mill, and I thought of something you might be able to use. You see where the deck starts in the front? Well I noticed that the white material on the top comes to an abrupt stop along with the wooden part....possibly put a gradual angle on the front so the carpet isn't running into the edge of that material possibly causing it to turn even more free, and be a little easier on the carpet. Just a suggestion....then again I have never built a mill so.....just an idea.

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