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New 2 X 72'' Grinder

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Foster J, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    The cold has kept me from knife making but now that it's warming up, I put together this grinder I've been gathering parts for. So now I can get to work.
    This is a EERF grinder , the CAD drawings can be downloaded from http://www.wilmontgrinders.com/Pages/EERFGrinder.aspx
    Big thanks to the guys at Wilmont for putting these out there. Saved me a ton of design work.
    The design is all based on 1/2'' plate which makes for a very solid machine. Shoot the supplied DXF files to your favorite laser or hydrojet company and presto, all the plate nicely cut and ready for some drilling and tapping.
    There's lots of wip's on the interweb so I won't get into all the gory details.
    The motor is a 2hp single phase and with the 6.25 drive wheel gets me a little over 2800sfpm. All the wheels I made myself at work with aluminum I got from Cal.

    Nothing real fancy here but a good base to expand on.
    Cost so far:
    Laser plate $275
    Motor $250
    Misc.(fancy handles, bearings and such.) $200

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    Tried her out today on some fillet blades. Seems to work pretty good. There's a few grinding technique changes I'll have to make getting used to her.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Looks like it will serve you well Joe
     
  3. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Whoa Joe, impressive! Does she track nice and true?
     
  4. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    It tracks really well Jim. It has a slight vibration though. The tracking wheel had some voids which has caused a balance issue. I'll just make a new one instead of farting around trying to balance it.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    That's looks pretty sweet Joe. I love my WEG. I think you have lots of good use out of it and fire-engine red is awesome!
     
  6. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I did the exact same thing, they work pretty good. Yours looks a lot better than mine though.
     
  7. jonliss

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    Very nice! I've got the plans as well, just saving up to get them cut.
     
  8. r-ice

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    wow that looks pretty awesome.
     
  9. Foster J

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    Thanks for the compliments guys. I'm still waiting for the new belts to arrive and see what this grinder can really do. Even with the worn out belt Cal gave me, this grinder cuts 4 times faster.
     
  10. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Sweet looking grinder. Someday I'll upgrade to something like this. For now, I'll run my grizzly. Now the question we all want to ask... What's hiding under that tarp?
     
  11. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Can we guess?

    1974 El Camino with a blower.

    Dan
     
  12. Icho-

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    Very nice grinder.

    My guess is 1967 Plymouth GTX
     
  13. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Icho was the closest...

    That'd be my pride and joy. A 1964 Plymouth Fury.

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  14. Icho-

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    Very nice!

    I did a little CSI work on my guess. Lol. First i needed clues if you were a Dodge, Chevy or Ford guy. I saw the Chrysler poster in one of the pics. The next clue was 1967 in your photobucket user name so I went with it. Then I googled 1967 Chrysler muscle cars and looked for a squarish hood because that was all I could make out thru the cover. your user name messed me up. Lol
     
  15. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Very good, 1967 be my birthday.
     
  16. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Deadly. Is that an actual photo on the track of you? If so, what's it run?
     
  17. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    That is a photo of me at SIR. The best to date was a 10.86@123mph.
     
  18. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Hyde_me New Member

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    Sweet Cheeks of Buddha! that's pretty! and the car too!
     
  20. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    I get the feeling that Joe doesn't do anything 1/2 way...unless that is...driving his car with only 1/2 of the wheels touching the ground.

    LOL

    Dan
     

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