Grinder, Part II

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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by Fawteen » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:41 am

Yes, 3 phase motors are easily reversible.

On the platen, I don't have a large enough piece of steel angle on hand.

If you're going to glass it right away, I do have a piece of aluminum angle that would work.

Your call, let me know.
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by Fawteen » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 am

Grinder is all finished, less the platen for the double roller rig. Decisions need to be made before that can be done.

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Here it is, set up with the interchangeable small roller arm and vertically adjustable work table installed.

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8" contact wheel with the work table centered.

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8" wheel with the work table underslung for hollow grinding.

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Double roller platen arm installed (Platen to be built after decisions made)

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Disassembled for shipping, showing the various components.

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Work table arm
Work table extension
Work table
Platen arm
8" wheel arm
Small wheel arm
Tension/Tracking arm

Having a separate arm for each attachment means you loosen one set-bolt, pull out the old arm/tool, insert the new arm/tool and you're ready for the next operation.

Once the motor is fixed in place, there are two adjustments for belt tension. Loop the belt around the wheels, pull the tool arm out to approximate length and tighten the set-bolt and jam nut, then pull the tension arm up for final tension and tighten the set-bolt and jam nut on it. Once final motor position is determined, you may want to find a spring of the appropriate length and strength and pop it in the frame under the tension arm so you have a constant spring tension on the belt. I haven't found it necessary on mine, but I can see where it would be handy.
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by GeneSC » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm

Go ahead with the aluminum, can I replace it later with a steel one"
Man, I can't believe that thing is that near done in that time frame, You Sir are very good!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by Fawteen » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:21 pm

Okey-dokey. I'll get that done tomorrow morning and it should get dropped off at the UPS place tomorrow.

I spent part of the evening planning the packaging, I think it'll be pretty secure.

I'll email you with the financial details after I ship it.
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by GeneSC » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:39 pm

Damn, that sounds good!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by Gerrit » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Another great job, Fawteen!

Gene, did the parts arrive and could you put it together? What about a short video when you have it up and running?

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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by GeneSC » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:35 pm

Gerrit wrote:Another great job, Fawteen!

Gene, did the parts arrive and could you put it together? What about a short video when you have it up and running?
Gerrit, Received all the parts, spent two days painting it and most of today re-assembling it. I still have to mount it to a piece of plywood and wire it, but I have everything I need.
here are a couple of photos, will take a video later when I get it assembled in my shop Right now it's in the middle of my living room floor, smelling like fresh paint!! Molly is a Jewel!!
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Dang Paul does some GREAT work!!
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by GeneSC » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:15 pm

Gonna mount my first knives on a plaque that i'm putting the finish on now, (smells like paint in here, Molly is a jewel)
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My Brother made the large "bowie' and I made the sheath and helped withe the handle. The small knife blank was given to me and I made the handle and the sheath.
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by Fawteen » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:27 pm

Gene, I'm really pleased that you're happy with it!

The paint job looks great in spite of some of my goober welds...
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by GeneSC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:19 pm

Fawteen wrote:Gene, I'm really pleased that you're happy with it!

The paint job looks great in spite of some of my goober welds...
Paul, I've worked construction all my life and I promise you "goober welds" do not bother me as long as they hold :D
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by Gerrit » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:20 pm

Looks great! Looking forward to the video and the first knife you're going to make with it!
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Re: Grinder, Part II

Post by GeneSC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:19 pm

Will do "G" and thanks, Say hi" to the "much better half: :lol: :lol:
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