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Rich68
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Here is a video of my bucket classifier that I built.

(on YouTube this time)


In the video I process about 3 gallons of creek gravel in just over a minute.


The classification screen is 1/4 inch.


What do you guys think?


http://youtu.be/Ezr2YQ1JIpc


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March 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Gary Chance
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Richard, Was the water cold, where are your boots? Hey, really that classifier is pretty cool! I like how it churns the rocks over on each other like a tumbler. So, when are you going to have them for sale?

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March 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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Very nice Rich,

You could just shovel straight into it and classify a few shovelful's at a time to avoid lugging overburden....Nice!!!!

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March 10, 2014 at 8:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

RobynM
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Very Nice! I like it! I want one, seriously!

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March 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Pucky
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Patent # is......?  Good job Rich! Always thinking....

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March 11, 2014 at 12:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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Gary: The water wasn't too bad. But... my feet were numb for about 2 hours after though. :/


Steve: Yes, the capacity is large enough to put a full shovel's worth of material in at a time. The 'happy' place is about 1 gallon. (just under 2 full shovels)


I'm thinking $20 each, including the 6.5 gallon collection bucket. (The tall collection bucket is needed for clearance.)


I can make a few to 'sell out of my trunk' at the next meeting, but anybody can swing by my place in Walnut Creek to pick one up.

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March 11, 2014 at 12:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

joel1316
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$20 is a great deal!  I'll have to catch you at the next meeting to buy one!  :) 

I made one similar, but it was flat, not at an angle like yours.  Since mines was flat, it required me to do some additional agitating.....  Plus my build only lasted one season :(

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March 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Gary Chance
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Richard, I will buy one from you. Are you going to the Bear Outing? If so, could you bring one with you?

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March 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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The key to its effectiveness is the angle, and using it at an angle. Very important!

And overloading it makes you work harder/longer.


I'll bring a few with me to the next meeting.


Gary: I don't think I'll be attending the outing. I'll probably be going to my claim if I make it out. I can drop one by though if I do.

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March 12, 2014 at 4:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jan
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Hey Rich  Love the video  I'd like to get one but I'm not going to be at the next meeting  can you save one for me and we'll hook up later.  Janet

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March 13, 2014 at 4:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

CJLOTTI3
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hi rich, i like your device, very nice!  solid posts as well!

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March 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Miguel tarazon
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Hey Rich can you save me one too looks great for an old man like me to use I'll be at the next meeting.

March 25, 2014 at 3:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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Thanks guys for the interest and positive feedback.

I'll bring a few to the next meeting.

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March 26, 2014 at 1:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

joel1316
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Just bought a new gadget, commander might not let me have $20 for another gadget, LOL...

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March 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

bryan henningfeld . golden bear
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i like it! whats the angle on the classifier?or dose it matter?


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March 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

bryan henningfeld . golden bear
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i can't make it to meetings.since i'am  working nights for UPS.I'am looking forward to a full season of mining though.looking forward to seeing you all at the outings.

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March 30, 2014 at 1:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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It's about a 45 degree angle, but doesn't have to be too precise.

And the bucket needs to be tilted when using it. Anywhere between 30 degrees and falling over.

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April 1, 2014 at 1:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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I apologize to anyone going to the meeting tonight in order to pick up one of my classifiers.


I won't be attending the meeting tonight. I have been sick, working, and taking care of a 9 week old puppy.


I haven't been able to put any together, and I am just too tired to even make it tonight.


I will guarantee the $20 price for anyone who has requested one to this point, but in researching my costs and time and effort required, I have realized that I need to raise my price for any new requests.


I will post the updated price when I figure it out.



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April 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Scotty
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I won't be there either, TAXES. :mad:

 

 

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April 3, 2014 at 9:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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So I've made up 5 of them, and will bring them to the outing tomorrow (May 10th at the Mokubme... Mokuloome... Makecooltome... eh, the new claim.)


I will honor the $20 price to those who requested one.


The REAL price will be $30, and includes the 6.5 gallon catch bucket that the classifier fits into.


The classifying screen is THICK (will probably NEVER wear out), and is made out of stainless steel (will never rust).


I have left one of these at each of my claims, and don't have to worry about leaving them out in the weather.


At the outing I will loan them out to anyone interested in purchasing one, and if you are happy with it, you can buy it.


See ya tomorrow!

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May 9, 2014 at 11:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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