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    Making a DIY shaker table

    Has anyone here attempted to make one ?
    Something like this >>> Plan, Design and Build a Homemade Gold Sluice Box
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    Nice design. Good luck.
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    I sell plans for making one of those, or something very similar.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/28323972347...84.m1555.l2649
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim in Idaho View Post
    I sell plans for making one of those, or something very similar.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/28323972347...84.m1555.l2649
    Thanks, looks pretty good and just about the size I'm thinking.Do you have a 'ballpark' figure on what the completed project would cost ?

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    Well, the drive motor is about $120, shipped, so start there. I'd say the rest depends mostly on your skill level and tools available. Maybe another $200 in materials. It's hard to be more precise. Let's call it $400, but you could spend a lot more if you had to hire a lot of the work done.
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    For us "small" miners, the unit you want is a wave table. I've been planning on building one, and doing plans and pics, but just haven't had time to get to it. In effect, a wave table is like a shaker table, but without the sideways tilt.....it works linearly. Quite a bit simpler to build, and probably lower cost. Sooner or later, I'll get to that project. I'm currently rebuilding a monster post drill (almost finished), and then I need to build a small jaw crusher. I'm also trying to get ready for showing the Sweep Jig at a couple of gold shows next spring, so have that to get done, too. Sure glad I "retired"....LOL
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    Went with building a miller table instead of a shaker table.Its working perfect on minus 20 to minus 100 mesh Click image for larger version. 

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    Remember the shaker table does two jobs for the hardrock miner, it is how we get our pulp cleaned of the slimes from ground rock, and concentrates our heavys, they use much water to do this job, and are more for production, running a lot of material, not really for recovery of a few single pieces of gold although it would work just not efficient.

    Gt....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Went with building a miller table instead of a shaker table.Its working perfect on minus 20 to minus 100 mesh Click image for larger version. 

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    I love my DIY miller table. I went with the AZViper design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Went with building a miller table instead of a shaker table.Its working perfect on minus 20 to minus 100 mesh Click image for larger version. 

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    Thatís great, enjoy!

    Does your deposit have gold smaller than 100 mesh? Does your gear catch it? How do you clean it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    That’s great, enjoy!

    Does your deposit have gold smaller than 100 mesh? Does your gear catch it? How do you clean it?
    These (magnified) minus 100s were caught on the table,Their so small they float .As far as cleaning goes the table gets rid of all 'other material' w/in seconds.For extremely small (minus 2-300 size) they don't make it past the slot on the table. Click image for larger version. 

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    Excellent. Thatís what you want to see.

    BTW anything under about 40 mesh will float depending on water hardness, temp, etc unless you use something to break surface tension. (I.E. Jetdry)
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    Pretty cool on the top left. Almost a perfectly Heart shaped small picker Click image for larger version. 

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    Loving the Miller ! Pix of 20 mesh to 100 mesh .Click image for larger version. 

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