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Ball Mill For Sale

Saturday, February 4th, 2012


I bought this Blue Bird ball mill kit a lot of years ago….like 32 years. I threw a jar for it and got these porcelain balls made. W hen I fired the jar it didn’t shrink as much as I had calculated. It sat out by my kiln for a winter or two before I tried firing it again a little hotter to see if it would shrink the little bit needed to make it fit the carriage. I assumed that the dense vitreous nature of the porcelain would have prevented the clay from absorbing any water…..WRONG. It sounded like a rifle shot inside the kiln. I had to shut it off and unload the kiln so I could remove all of the little bits of porcelain that were distributed in and around all of the pots inside. After that I had a hard time working up the energy to retry the jar. This much later I find I have not so much use for a large ball mill so I am offering it for sale. I paid $600 for this ball mill kit in 1980 or thereabouts. I’m not looking to make money off this deal but would like a fair price in 2012 dollars. The consumer price index would indicate a price of about $ 1590. I’d take $1550 FOB Spring City, Utah.