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Old 08-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default 72 inch belt grinder

Although I'm not into knife making ( yet ) I always wanted to make a 72 inch belt grinder.
I could have copied thousands of cool designs on the web but that would mean buying lots of material. I wanted to use what I have if possible.
This is what I came up with.....I'm pretty pleased. I'll make a few other attachments but this should get me going.
Made of T6 aluminium and stainless steel and a bit of channel iron.

Just waiting for a new motor.......apparently lost in the post....
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If anyone could build one free hand (with your own parts) - I knew you could do it!

NICE and functional!

Along this same line, I turned my 8 in grinder into a CBN Wheel grinder for my HSS lathe tools and then suddenly needed a sharpener grinder for my other tools. So what did I turn to - my 12" Disc sander. Belts and discs do excellent on sharpening and grinding other things.

Your knives will love it!
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Just curious how you track the belt? Maybe using the knob on the backside?
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Just curious how you track the belt? Maybe using the knob on the backside?
Yep...the knob threads through the upright and pushes out the bottom of the hinged wheel. Works a treat
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I'm curious as to why you would want a 72 inch belt sander - but it does look pretty cool!
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Nice, but the bedroom closet in the background? Wife not home?
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I'm curious as to why you would want a 72 inch belt sander - but it does look pretty cool!
A real man doesn't have to NEED to have the tools ....... it's just the hunter-gatherer in me.....I collect crap

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Nice, but the bedroom closet in the background? Wife not home?
LMAO....No Bruce...that is the outside of my Rat Cave ( garage )
I was going to take pics of it inside......but it's a bit like the 'Where's Wally?' images Can you spot it?
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Really Nice, one of those is on my wish list. I havent figured out whether I will buy one or build it myself. So far I have done neither.
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great design, simple but it's gonna be effective. Nice work.
Put up some video when you have it operational.
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Very nice. Stock wheels, made from scratch or does your son have a wheelless board now?
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