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11 January 2010, 03:35
22WRF
Pictures of your home made belt grinder
anybody here make their own belt grinder.

Photos?
31 January 2010, 02:08
Dan416
I investigated this seriously a couple of years ago because I have my students make knives in shop class. I wanted cheap, safe and easy to use. I found some plans on some knife site, but after buying steel, motor, pulleys and misc. parts, plus fab time I decided to buy the Grizzly. It has worked well. I made a jig to hold the blade at the same angle which really helps. Dan
09 February 2010, 09:23
Don Slater
quote:
Originally posted by 22WRF:
anybody here make their own belt grinder.

Photos?



I'm in the process of making a KMG clone. Got my plans from here. Did make a few modification though.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24148558/Grinder-Plans

Bought my wheels and an already made platen assembly from Beaumont.

I must confess. I made a wood mock up first. Steel came today via UPS, so I guess I'll start on the final version.

http://www.beaumontmetalworks.com/grinder.html

I own a welder and I weld. So I guess mine will be welded together rather bolted.

http://www.speedymetals.com/default.aspx
09 February 2010, 09:45
Don Slater
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...djH0&feature=related
24 February 2010, 01:13
Don Slater
22WRF,

Here is the wood mock-up of the grinder I'm building. I'll do the welding when the weather warms up. My welding set up is in the garage.






P.S. I had a 1/3 hp motor hooked up to this. It worked quite well for a wood mock up. I've no doubt the steel version will be great. As others have commented about this grinder....it is hell for stout!
27 February 2010, 09:41
Don Slater
quote:
Originally posted by 22WRF:
Don

As long as your are making up one, why not make up two! Big Grin Big Grin

That thing is a work of art.


Thank you my friend. Smiler

All my previous metal work was done with a torch and welder. I'm finding steel this thick much harder to drill and tap than wood. shocker

Two? I'm not sure I want to do one now? Frowner But alas, I'm too far along to stop now. Roll Eyes
28 February 2010, 07:43
Don Slater
quote:
Originally posted by 22WRF:
Two, meaning one for you and one for me. Big Grin


Yeah,I got it. Big Grin I was trying to skirt the issue by letting you know wood is a helluva lot easier to work. Wink
28 February 2010, 07:48
Don Slater
Hey 22WRF,

Have you seen this one yet? Big Grin

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cold-Steel...D8154579775721204318
01 March 2010, 09:31
Dan416
Here are some pictures of the jig I made for the Grizzly grinder.http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww190/bitterrootdixie/nobelt.jpgR sideback Rmax angleback Langle adj. screwfront
01 March 2010, 09:54
Dan416
I will try to get the actual pics to show up here n ot the links.

01 March 2010, 10:02
Dan416
Here are some more.



pointing to angle adjustment screw


in use

20 March 2010, 02:29
22WRF
http://blindhogg.com/eerfgrinder.html
20 March 2010, 06:51
Don Slater
Not a bad looking outfit, 22WRF.

After going to the polar bear forge site, I noticed the cost of the kit, which requires a lot of work to finish.

Rob Frink's KMG grinder with a flat platten and all the work done is about the same price? $750.00
21 March 2010, 02:06
22WRF
I like that direct drive setup with the variable motor. wonder where to get one like that.
21 March 2010, 04:54
Don Slater
quote:
Originally posted by 22WRF:
I like that direct drive setup with the variable motor. wonder where to get one like that.


You might ask the guy at polar bear forge?

Don
21 March 2010, 05:01
22WRF
Don

I like that table you have your rig set up on.
Can you get those at Home Depot, or where?
22 March 2010, 19:48
Don Slater
quote:
Originally posted by 22WRF:
Don

I like that table you have your rig set up on.
Can you get those at Home Depot, or where?


No, 22WRF. That's a "new" old stock item I got on ebay. Sears don't/won't sell them anymore and the new ones are nowhere near as good.

I jumped on that one right away. There just isn't much out there anymore!

Sorry,

Don