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Not A Knife But...

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by Foster J, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    At the present time I can only build knives in the warmer weather, but I plan to change that. So I'm getting other equipment ready to make my life a little easier. Here's some photos of a buffer/polisher I'm in the process of building. I still have to make the shaft and give it some paint . It's compact enough to be mounted on a pedestal but I'm likely going to table mount it to start. That's a 3/4hp motor turning a 1'' shaft and I've got 8'' and 10'' pads for it. Cost me under 100 beans so far as I got the motor and steel for nothing.

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    I'll add more photos when it's done.

    I'm getting pretty itchy to get out there and build something sharp.
     
  2. stevebates

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    Looks great J, that will come in handy being able to add a wide range of wheels ;)
     
  3. shadman

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    is the motor on a hinge??
     
  4. Foster J

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    Yes. I just cut off a chunk of 2'' piano hinge I had lying around. Belt tension works on an arc. Seemed the easiest most effective way.
     
  5. Foster J

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    "Done like dinner" It runs pretty quiet and smooth.

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  6. stevebates

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    Very nice J....time to brave the cold and make something to test it out on ;)
     
  7. shadman

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    nice-love using a buffer and this looks like a nice set up
     
  8. Foster J

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    Thanks guys, but I'm a sissy when it comes to cold. Maybe I'll have to settle and try it out on the wife's rings for now.
     
  9. MarkJeffrey

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    Really cool! Nice job
     
  10. Foster J

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    Thanks Mark.
     
  11. Grayzer86

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    That looks like a great setup. Nicely done
     
  12. Rob W

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    that will come in very useful , have one very similar and it gets used all the time !!
     

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