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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Default A shop built grinder/sander/band saw

A while ago, I came across a few electric motors at an estate sale for $5 apiece. Naturally I grabbed them. There were 2 old Craftsman 1 HP motors, and a 1/4 HP motor.

At the time, I had no idea what I would do with the, but they are great to have around, just in case.

Fast forward a year and a half, and I am starting to get into working with wood, mostly as part of my effort to get my garage and work shop area organized. For some of the projects, I could really use a bench grinder and sanding disk. A band saw would also be a really useful tool to have around.

Then I had a thought ...

So, here is the motor:

I came across this at Ace ... and they were having a 20% off everything in the store sale:

It works like a charm!

Now all I have to do is secure it down and attach a grinder disk. Voila ... a bench grinder!

On the other side, I can attach a disk with some tape backed sand paper, and I will have a sanding disk.

More to come ...
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Inventive. Go for it! YOu may want to consider some kind of shielding against the possibility of stone breakage, etc.


I'm not slow, I'm pacing myself!

Isaiah 44:13 Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line, he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass...

Usual kit: Table saw, band saw, dual base router and table, lathe, various saws, planer, sanders, and a multitude of hand tools.
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