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Manual leaf shredder

  1. Nov 30, 2015 #1
    I'd like to build a leaf shredder like this:
    http://dbco-op.org/dry-shredder/ [Broken]

    I'm not a mechanical engineer and my first question is who would I ask to either make one for me or help me figure it out? Is this a tool a mechanical engineer would build?
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2015 #2

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    I recommend contacting the co-op at the link you gave and see if you can get some plans for building your own.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2015 #3
    sending out an email to them. is this a project a mechanical engineer would be involved in? If it were wood I'd call a carpenter, stone I'd call a mason but for something like this I'm not sure who to contact. The person who made the one in the video called himself a "practical mechanician." Not sure if that is a common trade name or his personal title. He doesn't live near me either.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2015 #4

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    If you were wanting to have something designed and analyzed you would use a licensed mechanical engineer. To have something like this built, you need a welding/fabrication shop, hopefully one that specializes in custom equipment (maybe farm equipment?)
     
  6. Nov 30, 2015 #5
    ok great. thank you for the information!
     
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