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re ball mill in trunk

updated wed 11 mar 98


Cheryl L Litman on tue 10 mar 98

My brother-in-law had a bowling ball in his trunk and it used to roll
around. He paid no attention to that until he noticed good sized dents
on both side panels of the car from the ball running into it. Small cars
just don't have thick metal sidewalls!

Cheryl Litman
Somerset, NJ

On Mon, 9 Mar 1998 14:39:57 EST Vivian Mills
>A little suggestion someone might like to try:
>I had been asking about ball milling a small amount of a chemical and
>person I asked suggested I put it all in a large jar with some pebbles
>water, maybe pad it a bit, and then put it in the trunk of my car.
>After a
>while of rolling about at every stop, etc., think of how fine the
>might be!
>Of course your trunk would have to be emptier than mine.
>Has anyone ever tried this?
>At 10:59 AM 3/7/98 EST, you wrote:
>>Hi all;
>>I tried to ball mill a glaze I use with volcanic ash, and looked
>>for an inexpensive ball mill machine. I purchased a very old second
>>machine for polishing rocks. Worked like a charm but was very small.
>>Unfortunately, it was very old and gave up the bun after a very short
>>period of time, but the system for polishing rocks works fine if you
>>find a second hand one.
>>Sylvia See Claresholm, Alberta
>Vivian in Florida
>e-mail me at

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