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home made belt grinder

#114715 by peterm » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:35 am

If you read some of my other posts, you know I like making tools for the Shopsmith. I thought you might be interested in the following photo.
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As you can see, I have been building a light duty belt grinder that fits on a Shopsmith. The wheels are 6" plastic caster wheels. It takes either 1” or 2” wide belts in any length from 42” to 60”. There are 1 and 2 inch platens that bolt on behind the belt. I made a couple of work tables for it, second one seen here.
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I would have preferred ball bearings rather than sleeve bearings on the drive shaft but I used what I had on hand. It has an adapter to take my wood lathe chisel sharpener on the right side. It can be used without the work tables as a slack belt grinder and with a bigger drive wheel too. It runs pretty good.
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I am writing it up and hope that Home Shop Machinist magazine will publish it. (I have a little two page article in the current issue of that magazine!)

I am interested to see if you have any comments, suggested improvements, etc to make. I am adding a spark shield over the top wheel for safety.

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Peter
a 510,a Mini, dedicated SS drillpress, SS spt's, home made SS belt grinder, SS piston air system, Southbend 10k lathe, mill/drill, Taig

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home made belt grinder

#114717 by dusty » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:38 am

Really nice job. Very professional and a great application for the Shopsmith.

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#114718 by robinson46176 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:40 am

Very nice indeed...
What size belt is that?


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#114720 by mrhart » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:50 am

Amazing what folks here can do. Humbling. I was excited to get my bandsaw adjusted..:o

Paint it grey to make it official, very nice work sir.

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#114722 by peterm » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:55 am

I think that is a 2" x 42" belt, and thanks for the comments!

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a 510,a Mini, dedicated SS drillpress, SS spt's, home made SS belt grinder, SS piston air system, Southbend 10k lathe, mill/drill, Taig

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#114723 by algale » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:59 am

Very nice!

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#114744 by peterm » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:42 pm

Here is a picture of a 10" wheel mounted with a 1.5" x 60" belt. I think it was a lawn mower wheel in a previous life, that I trued up on my Southbend metal lathe. It is usable but not a very good drive wheel.
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#114745 by heathicus » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:06 pm

That is really cool!!

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#114749 by peterm » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:15 pm

The base is just two 6" long pipe nipples screwed into two 4" floor flanges and then bolted to the extruded aluminum piece by 5/16" bolts, the heads of which nicely fit the "T" slots in the aluminum. I turned the nipples down so they slide into the SS spt sockets easily.
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#114751 by terrydowning » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:19 pm

It's good to have a metal lathe!

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