I want to make my own pulse and nut flours at home by pulverizing whole dried pulses and nuts. I managed to make split pea flour using the herb cutting compartment on my Braun, but the noise was unbelievable, and the flour got into the engine and made the poor thing wheeze for days! Other people have suggested buying a small coffee grinder, but I'm not sure if this will make any less noise. Pulses are a lot harder than coffee beans after all (think: little ball bearings) - won't the blade wear out quickly?
Any suggestions or advice? I'm not looking to spend a lot of money (so that gorgeous Kitchenaid coffee grinder is sadly out of the question!).