This bucket thresher is a small version of my bigger seed threshers for breaking the seeds out of dry seed heads of wildflowers. Using an old blender motor, and five or three gallon bucket with lid, plus a few other materials, this can be put together pretty quickly.

Step 1: Mark and Cut the Bucket

Use a small plastic flower pot (this becomes a dust cover for the motor) as a guide for making a circle on the bottom of the bucket in the center. Then mark for three holes around the circle (see the picture.) Cut out the three holes; tin snips work well for this.
<p>I like this design a lot. I want to make a garden-waste mulcher and I'm thinking this would work well--like an enormous food-processor. We'd probably use a larger mesh-size and maybe do a double-bucket to make sure it was deep enough to contain exploding plant-matter, but otherwise--brilliant, thank you! </p>
Very interesting, and looks like it's well made. Do you have a parts list?
Excellent instructable. <br /> There is no picture of a blade.&nbsp; And a blender blade is to small.
&nbsp;Thank you; the bottle cap and trimmer line is the &quot;blade&quot;. I real blade would break the seeds. The trimmer line will break seeds too if the motor is turned up too high.<br />

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