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#114753 by peterm » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:29 pm

It is even better to have a metal lathe, a milling machine, and a metal cutting band saw. However, it took me 45 years to get there!:D

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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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#115003 by peterm » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:34 am

I made a stand alone version to mount on a bench. It uses a 1/3hp motor. I like the SS version better (simpler, big motor, var. speed,etc). :D

This photo also shows it set up for a 1"x42" belt and the spark guard made from an old 8" aluminum pot.
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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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#115004 by holsgo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:08 am

Love it. Just getting ready to convert my shopsmith to have a metal cutting bandsaw. This is by adding 2 and 7 inch pulleys to slow he machine. I'll get the blade made up. Ill post pics as I go along. Amen to south bend lathes!

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#115006 by berry » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:28 am

Very nice work!

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#115030 by JPG » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:30 pm

Keep em coming!:cool:

I assume this adjusts tracking.

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Please explain.

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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#115054 by peterm » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:41 pm

Here is a closeup of the end of the idler arm. The idler wheel axle screws into the other side of the hinged piece. The L piece carries the tracking (brass) screw. The brass screw bears on the hinged piece and adjusts tracking. Works well! :) I found the basic idea for this arrangement here:
http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22559

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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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#115058 by JPG » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:45 pm

Thank You! The hinge pin had me cornfuzed!:rolleyes:

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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#116644 by peterm » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:42 am

This device begs for further development........here it is as a two belt machine, with a fine 1.5" by 60" belt and a coarse 2" by 48".
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There is a steel platen behind both belts. The pan came from a local thrift shop. I used a 5" aluminum drive wheel this time and made another idler arm like the first, but reversed to work on the left of the post. I have it set up on my mini and it works very well for metal or wood but I must pull the end cover off and see if any metal grindings are being pulled into the headstock!:(

Hmm, wonder what else I could do with this.................

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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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Re: home made belt grinder

#198939 by peterm » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:35 pm

I occasionally run across photos from this post on Pinterest and Homemade Tools site, so wanted to direct those interested to the latest version of the grinder:

See also this later post describing a better version of this Shopsmith powered grinder.

https://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/view ... er#p190243

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Re: home made belt grinder

#198972 by billmayo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:48 pm

You can be amazed at what you can do with even the cheapest HF 7X10 metal lathe, new or used. I have found many uses for this small metal lathe over the years.

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