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i want to ground up a dozen bags full of various chinese herbs and plant matter into a fairly fine powder. Obviously I don't want to take all week doing it in a cuisinart or small blender. I've looked into leaf shredders but think it might not be fine enough. Though I don't want to spend a thousand dollars on something. Ideal would be some addaptation I couldmake to a power tool or some common gardening tool, something I could rent.

Asked By: dustin - 9/26/2007
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You might want to look into buying a second hand disintegrator or hammer mill used for pulverizing paper. You might be able to find these in government liquidation auctions.
Answered By: Steve T - 9/26/2007
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Coffee grinder
Answered By: G Y - 9/26/2007
 
With all due respect and not knowing your eventual intent; amount; time to spend; budget; etc. I can't imagine a leaf shredder being very satisfactory; certainly not to the point of creating a powder. Is this to create some kind of AROMATIC? Or something ingestable? Steven Wolf
Answered By: DIY Doc - 9/26/2007
 
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