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New Belt Grinder

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Rick Runciman, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Rick Runciman

    Rick Runciman New Member

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    Just started work on a new belt grinder. Due to lack of space I'm building it as a bolt on attachment for my lathe. I just have to take 1 gear out of the headstock when using it so the gearbox doesn't get any wear and tear. Can hardly wait till it's finished, but have 2 knives to finish first.
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Rick,

    Great idea! Are you making the crowed tracking wheel there?

    Dan
     
  3. Rick Runciman

    Rick Runciman New Member

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    Hi Dan, yes it's in the Chuck. No tensioner. That will be controlled by a swing arm that pulls tight and locks into place. Tracking is adjusted by tapping the base into location prior to locking it down. I'm keeping it really simple.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Nice. So that's the drive wheel in the chuck.

    I'd love to have a lathe. One day...

    Dan
     
  5. Rick Runciman

    Rick Runciman New Member

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    You really don't need much of a lathe for small knife parts. There's a lot of machine shops going under these days. You could pick up a used benchtop for a song and a dance. A good friend just bought an old Hardinge benchtop for his garage for $400.00.

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