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    Really nice grinder Charlie.

    I like how quiet it is. But the best part is the sexy shape the spring takes when under tension.
    I have given up trying to totally design and draw stuff. I will block out a model to get relationships and then start building. It seems one thing leads to another during a build. Sometimes it means backtracking a bit but seems to be the best way for me.
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    Awesome build Charlie! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    I updated my crumb catcher/dust collector tube that lives under the contact wheel. I was getting tried of it catching on fire. I used a furnace vent and metal tubing from the hardware store. So far so good, I still have to empty the steel wool looking swarf out of the tube every now and then, but the tube is not catching on fire (that is a big plus in my book).

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    Good idea. I have my water bucket under mine, but this means I end up with nasty cooling water. I may steal your idea.
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    Did you work off of plans. If so can i ask where you got them. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by walleyeman View Post
    Did you work off of plans. If so can i ask where you got them. thanks
    I did not use plans, I used TLAR engineering (that looks about right). The grinder was built more or less along the lines of a KMG or KMG clone grinder. There are plans for similar grinders on the net if you search.

    Michael Clerc plansfrom Don Foggs site


    The EERF grinder looks like it would be nice also.

    A lot of people us the no weld grinder plans

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    Hey Charlie, thanks for the link. I have been wanting to build one and with plans it is easier to modify different things. Also I have a curse I am a machinist and a coded welder. Two bad things together!You almost have to make everything yourself. Twice!!!!!!!!!
    Let me also take this opportunity to tell you that your videos are very informative and I have watched a couple, tons of times. Your work speaks for itself. Phenomenal !!!!!!!

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    Great grinder. I am trying for some time to built mine. Already had laser cut parts from plans above some times ago by my good friend but before I had chance to pick them up they went AWOL. Now saving money for new material and hope to find some european supplier of contact wheels as price to bring it from US is unbelievable. With a bit of luck hopefully soon will be as quietly like your running in my shed.

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    Hello Danocon.

    I couldn't help noticing your avatar-what art(Iaido,Iaijutsu,kenjutsu) and what style do you study.
    I practice Seitei Gata and a little kenjutsu but am way out of shape.

    Regards John

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazola View Post
    Here are a few more in progress shots of the grinder. I used a hinge from the welding supply store to make the pivot for the tracking wheel. For the platen I used a 2" contact wheel at on end and a 3" on the other, the platen surface is glass. The arm is kind of like the multipurpose arm you seen on the gib and eerf grinders. I will be able to rotate the arm 360 to get 2" or 3" wheel, flat platen or slack belt.

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    Dang it, I wish I would have see this build, before starting mine. A hinge, who'd of thunk it... Great idea Charlie.....!

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