Motorizing Your Mill With a Windshield Wiper Motor

DIY: Motorizing The Country Living Grain Mill With A Wind-Shield Motor

On a regular basis, we here at Country Living Products have the pleasure of receiving emails and other correspondence from customers who have done innovative and interesting things with the Country Living Mill.

Noel Abela's motorization of a Country Living Grain Mill using a windshield wiper motor certainly qualifies as innovative and interesting. What's more, Noel has gone to the trouble of creating a video detailing how he put together this mechanical marvel.

Noel Abela put this together in roughly July of 2015 and has kept us updated on the durability of his windshield wiper motor experiment. The motor held out long enough to grind 50 kg (110 lbs) of kamut grain (an ancient species of wheat which is high in protein, selenium, amino acids, and Vitamin E). Noel has now upgraded to a 24 Volts DC Mitsubishi wind shield motor, which naturally required a switch to a 24V power supply as well. He promises to keep us updated. 


  1. Noel Abela on September 5, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Hi. This is Noel.
    Just a quick update to let you know that the 24V motor held up really well and is still working tirelessly. It has been used regularly 3 to 4 times a week for the past 2 years and it is still going strong.

  2. Susan A. Boston on January 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

    It’s such an informative article. Thanks for sharing.after reading this i have got understand about the use of windshield wiper motor for motorizing mill. Keep posting this type of helpful articles. 🙂

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