Very nice work proorange.
It looks to me like all chances of flexing or bending are not going to be an issue. I sure wish I had more room, but my current setup won't allow many more large tools.
Get a little paint on it and it will look like one you bought.
Making one for a friend could be ok if they buy all your supplies, and supply bbq, and last but not least, they could do all the cutting and fitting so you can weld it up and make it work.
I get alot of friends wanting something built but they dont want to hang around and help. So for the ones that cant help, they of course pay for gas wire and steel. But they also get a nice little bill for my time. I dont get rich, I do help out a friend, and I make a little fun money.
Once again very nice work. I would love to see it when it is all finished.
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Thread: Belt Grinder Build
07-14-2009, 08:18 PM #11
Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
Clarke 180 EN Just in case
Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
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07-14-2009, 08:22 PM #12Senior Member
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Nice job, Thanks for finally providing some clarity to the tracking mechanism. Always liked the Unigrinder, but never could see from their site how they accomplished the tracking.Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
Miller DialArc 250
Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
Logan 7" shaper
Ellis 3000 band saw
Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
Lots of dust bunnies
Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.
07-15-2009, 05:30 AM #13Member
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Very nice job.
I have two of these in the shop that use the 2 x 72 belts. One is a Bader and the other is a shop built copy of the Bader using the Bader wheels and cone pulleys. The Bader is an industrial quality machine and the wheels are expensive but they are high quality parts and last. What I found was that this is one of those things that once you have one you wonder how you worked without it. The Bader with a 2 hp motor and 60 grit belt will hog out 1/4 thick stock without breaking a sweat and do that all day and quality 72 inch belts don't wear out fast. The Bader wheel options go from around one inch diameter up and are quick to interchange.
07-15-2009, 05:52 AM #14
That's an awesome grinder. I especially like the belt tensioner spring retainer tubing cups, amongst all of the other greatness.
Your pictures are bordering on p0rnMillerMatic 140 Auto-Set
07-15-2009, 06:57 AM #15
They can be used separately or together but never in a biker bar.
I like your sander. Good job. I have one similar to that I built. Suggestions:
make a guard for the belt edge as the edge can go through flesh in a flash(ask me how I know) 13 stitches and $700 poorer after that. Also guard the open belt and pulley........they're are just waiting for a loose shirt tail to grab. Again, good work....................................NickNick
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07-15-2009, 07:15 AM #16
07-16-2009, 07:04 PM #17
nice but is it OSHA approved.
07-19-2009, 10:46 AM #18Member
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That is some fine work. Very well thoght out.
07-23-2009, 11:16 PM #19
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
Smithy Midas 1220 Lathe- Mill
Bandsaw- 20 yr old Harbor Freight type
07-24-2009, 02:08 PM #20
Good job on the sander, I am jelous....sure there may be a few guards missing, but hey its a work in progress. I'm sure like any good project it will go through revisions, but it looks like you have a GREAT startKirk W.
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