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Old 01-13-2010, 07:12 PM
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Not too much happing here, finally found a piece of aluminum for the upper wheel and will try to get to it tomorrow.

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Old 01-13-2010, 08:22 PM
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Thumbs up Another great Digr project!

Digr, your posts are always inspirational! I admire your fabrication skills, and "can do" attitude.
Your grinder looks like it will be a lot like my Coote grinder. I built another grinder that will take a large range of belt sizes because you can buy oddball sizes cheaply on ebay. I also modified the Coote to do the same. I don't know how I would get by without a belt grinder now.
Someone asked about the different size wheels. One reason is that you can use the top wheel for a contact wheel to grind a different radius than the bottom. I put a variable speed pulley setup on my grinder and setup the motor to be reversible for different grinding needs.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:00 PM
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It continues and is perfect. You were the lunch discussion at Furrs in Lubbock today.

I have marked a drawing. Is it machined, clamped or what is it.???
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:12 PM
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It continues and is perfect. You were the lunch discussion at Furrs in Lubbock today.

I have marked a drawing. Is it machined, clamped or what is it.???
LOL Was there anything good said. The sholder is part of the shaft.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:45 AM
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You have good friends in Lubbock.

My feet are so sore I won't go to the shop in the morning. I have a helper coming in the afternoon to help clean up. If I need to go to Lubbock again, it will be a two day deal.
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Did some work on the brackets today. found some 3/4" X 6 flatbar.
With my little past experience with such things, was your using the hole saw to open the holes in the brackets using the saw a 'best ease of getting it done', or was it just as handy over chucking up on your lathe and machining it/them?

I can see the hole saw as being probably quicker, but the way I hoard and protect hole saws, actually using one makes me cringe for not saving it for something more special or someday when I might absolutely need to use it.(I'm probably the only person alive that can justify this)

BTW, very neat and specific, with respect to your work here and the posting to show it. Well done.

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Old 01-14-2010, 05:36 PM
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With my little past experience with such things, was your using the hole saw to open the holes in the brackets using the saw a 'best ease of getting it done', or was it just as handy over chucking up on your lathe and machining it/them?

I can see the hole saw as being probably quicker, but the way I hoard and protect hole saws, actually using one makes me cringe for not saving it for something more special or someday when I might absolutely need to use it.(I'm probably the only person alive that can justify this)

BTW, very neat and specific, with respect to your work here and the posting to show it. Well done.

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I was thinking about using the lathe but was worried about the balance and was too lazy to go threw the trouble of balancing them. The hole saw took some time to do also.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:33 PM
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Counter balance? Not if you run it slow enough.

These were roughed out with a torch and homemade circle cutter, ground to remove slag, tacked together in a stack for mounting on lathe face plate and bored out to size at either 70 or 150 rpm.

IIRC, the bore is 3 3/4" ID, the material is 3/8" x 6", and the stack is 4 pcs high
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Digr--- Great post. I thought you just used the hole saw to rough in the undersize holes while the two pieces of steel were clamped together. I then figured you tramed them and bore to final size in a mill. Guess don`t see need for a lathe or am I missing something. Lathe man resorting to a mill! Doesn`t that beat all????? lol
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:53 PM
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Counter balance? Not if you run it slow enough.

These were roughed out with a torch and homemade circle cutter, ground to remove slag, tacked together in a stack for mounting on lathe face plate and bored out to size at either 70 or 150 rpm.

IIRC, the bore is 3 3/4" ID
Gonna have to make me one of those face plates nice!
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