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My home made belt sander.

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Hephaestus, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Hephaestus

    Hephaestus New Member

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    This is my home made belt sander. It has a 2 HP, 2750 rpm motor and it cost me 1/3 of the price if I bought it ready. It is very light, I could say portable. Sand belt length can vary from 1,50 to 1,85 cm.

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    I use it in combination with my hand filer to form the bevel and the ricasso of my knives.

    Hand filer:
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    And another home made power tool I use:
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I like the belt grinder. Very resourceful! Thanks for posting.

    Dan
     
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    nothing better than seeing someone use whats on hand-awesome work
     
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  4. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    looks like someone is going to give you a run for tool creativity and inginuity !! LOL !!
     
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  5. Hephaestus

    Hephaestus New Member

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    He he he... thank you guys. I would like to add that the grinder has a rounds controler (a rough one though, a cheap version for electric fans up to 2,5 KW) which allows regulating its speed (roughly)between 100 and 2750 rpm. If someone wants the blueprints of it, I would be happy to give them away.
     
  6. Khaled

    Khaled New Member

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    Very cool Hephaestus! This has given me some ideas! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  7. Hephaestus

    Hephaestus New Member

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    Khaled my friend, if you need anything to help you making it, feel free to ask me. Do you live near Greece by the way?
     
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    Thanks Hephaestus, many people think I am from the Middle East somewhere due to my Arabic name, but no, I am from the East Coast of Canada.

    I was considering buying an "Edge Pro" for the final sharpening of my knives, but they are very expensive and the simple jig you made for filing your bevels and ricasso has inspired me to make something similar. I think your design is even more useful than an Edge Pro. I will post pictures when I make it.

    Thanks again for the great ideas!
     
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  9. Hephaestus

    Hephaestus New Member

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    Khaled, wait dude! I happen to have just manufactured an Edge Pro clone and it has practically cost me next to nothing. It can also hold any type of stone there is. Have a look at it. It may come up handy to you, too:

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    Khaled New Member

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    This is so helpful, I appreciate this so much Hephaestus, you're awesome!
    I am going to use some of your ideas and design my project around using one of these stone holders, because I already own one and I think I can use it in the design:
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