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Post by dacolson » July 25th, 2021, 9:51 pm

Any guesses here what my next project is from this pic? Lots of cutting pieces out and collecting parts. Ready to start putting it all together tomorrow.
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Post by towtruck » July 25th, 2021, 10:46 pm

I have a 7' long 1" diameter rod that might go with all that......



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Post by dacolson » July 26th, 2021, 1:04 am

If I remember an early post from you (?) you’re a bit of a gunsmith. You might use this for some of that kind of work. Just can’t imagine how you’d use it on a barrel.
I’m building a 72x2” belt grinder. Figure it will help me with the clean up work on all my steel cuts. And if I ever get to building a forge I’ll be ready for knife work as well. I’ll post some pics as I go.


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Post by tinspark » July 26th, 2021, 2:38 am

Wow, looks like a fun project. Is that a VFD to change motor speed?
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Re: Next Project

Post by towtruck » July 26th, 2021, 9:07 am

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If I remember an early post from you (?) you’re a bit of a gunsmith. You might use this for some of that kind of work. Just can’t imagine how you’d use it on a barrel.
I’m building a 72x2” belt grinder. Figure it will help me with the clean up work on all my steel cuts. And if I ever get to building a forge I’ll be ready for knife work as well. I’ll post some pics as I go.


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Yes, I tinker with firearms a bit......but that there is the makings for a rotisserie drive unit to turn whole hogs with the right gear drive.!!!!



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towtruck wrote:
dacolson wrote:
July 26th, 2021, 1:04 am
If I remember an early post from you (?) you’re a bit of a gunsmith. You might use this for some of that kind of work. Just can’t imagine how you’d use it on a barrel.
I’m building a 72x2” belt grinder. Figure it will help me with the clean up work on all my steel cuts. And if I ever get to building a forge I’ll be ready for knife work as well. I’ll post some pics as I go.


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Yes, I tinker with firearms a bit......but that there is the makings for a rotisserie drive unit to turn whole hogs with the right gear drive.!!!!
Lol! That’s at 5 hp three phase motor there sir. You could turn more than one hog on that thing. You can see I had metal work on the mind. You can also tell I have no clue about gunsmithing. I could only imagine you were thinking something for making barrels with.


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Post by dacolson » September 23rd, 2021, 7:19 am

Finished the belt sandwr and platen. Working on some table attachments and contact wheels next. Tested it out on some parts for the table attachment. It’s going to make finishing work on hinges and handles so much easier.


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Post by SheffSmoker » September 23rd, 2021, 8:40 am

Top work Dave! Any plans for a tool rest, or are you freehanding, oops, firing workpieces across the shop? :D



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Post by dacolson » September 23rd, 2021, 8:42 am

Yes. I’m building a fixed rest table that notches around the platen and a second adjustable rest table that tilts up and down for grinding to a specific angle.


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Post by dacolson » September 23rd, 2021, 8:43 am

… the timeline for these has been accelerated. I’ve flung a couple pieces already … decided I don’t want a piece stuck in my boot


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Post by SheffSmoker » September 23rd, 2021, 8:51 am

Ask me how I knew to ask... :D We had a 12" wide horizontal belt sander at my old school, lost count of the times I fired something across the class!



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Post by towtruck » October 9th, 2021, 10:10 pm

Nice work!



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Post by dacolson » October 10th, 2021, 12:08 pm

Finished the fixed table. Considering an adjustable. Once I got working on it, I could used the belt grinder for shaping the pieces. So much more helpful than hand grinding with an angle grinder.
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Post by dacolson » October 10th, 2021, 12:10 pm

Pm me if you’re interested in the plans I bought. Great design and not too hard to build without a bunch of fancy tools.


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