The huller consists of a Stoltz RP-212 polyurethane roller, winch handle, wood, nuts, bolts, screws, and sandpaper. The building instructions should be ready shortly. We've made some changes to the unit over the past few months. We're now using 1/4" 20 threaded rod to hold the sides in place and designed a better paddy feeding method.
These videos show the unit working, the parts and assembly. As of now (11-2014), we plan to make no further improvements on this design.
Below are pictures with details of the latest version of the rice huller
Latest version of the huller
In 2011 the team at Brill Engineering was asked to develop an inexpensive human powered rice huller by the folks at Breezy Meadow and Orchards in Tinmouth Vermont USA. We've designed two types of hullers, a hand or bicycle rice huller, and a huller driven by a bicycle or a small motor. All the parts for the hand powered rice huller are available on-line or at local stores. This web site contains a video of the human powered rice husker in action, building instructions. If you'd prefer, we will build one for you.
We've received inquiries from around the world (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil and more countries) about a need for an inexpensive huller which can be built by local craftsman or inexpensive to buy. All are welcome to use my designs to make a rice huller for themselves or manufacture for sale.
For additional information, help, or questions please email Don at email@example.com .
Earlier version of the huller. Watch this one first.