small wheel grinder (pic)

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by knife141, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. knife141

    knife141

    95
    Dec 23, 2000
    Several have asked for a better photo of my shop-built small wheel grinder, so here goes:
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    The grinder uses commercial small wheels that slide into channels on the holder at the front. I used a commercial idler wheel, and a plastic (delrin?) drive wheel that I turned on my lathe. The frame is heavy aluminum bar stock. The tensioning device is from a junk store -- basically a big machine screw with a handle on the end. Tracking is done by a rocker-type cross piece you can see at the top of the picture. The motor is a 1 hp variable speed that was originally on a conveyer.

    John Ownby
    http://www.johnownby.com

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  2. knife141

    knife141

    95
    Dec 23, 2000
    Oops.....don't know what happened to the image. I'll try to get one up soon.

    The photo should now work -- guess I didn't hit the keys hard enough the first time...

    John Ownby
    http://www.johnownby.com

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  3. Darrel Ralph

    Darrel Ralph Moderator Moderator

    Dec 14, 1998
  4. ddavelarsen

    ddavelarsen

    Dec 7, 2000
    Very nice! This is why we keep all that stuff that has no immediate use. Inspiration to us all, thanks John. Those variable speed motors are hard to come by, you're a lucky fellow!

    Dave
     
  5. knife141

    knife141

    95
    Dec 23, 2000
    One thing I forgot to add --- the hose you see going across the picture goes to my Coote grinder. Each piece of duct tape you see on the hose represents a great adventure in "where's the smoke?"

    John Ownby
    http://www.johnownby.com
     

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