So after falling onto this forum and reacquiring my interest in making knives. (Life got hectic) I found DanComs grinder plans. I went back and forth about just buying one or making one and went with the make one option. Not just because it should be a little cheaper but I've always preferred making something over buying it. I started by getting the drawing to a few metal cutting places for pricing and waited for the replies. In the meanwhile I went about picking up the motor, wheels and VFD. All from the same suppliers and specs as Dans build. (Just to keep it easy for me to follow along the plans and be able to ask Dan specifics as he's already completed the build). All the parts are in with the exception of the hardware. I was going to piecemeal it together with locally sourced nuts and bolts but caught a break on the cutting so I'll just purchase the lot from who Dan recommended having all the part codes anyway. A friend of mine works at a college that has a water jet so he says if I bring in the steel ($160) he'll cut it up for me. Lucky break as the cheapest price I got back was 450 with me supplying the material. So that's where I'm at so far..... I don't have whatever picture media thing is required to post pic's but if I have some time I'll try to figure one out and put a few up.