With a 50lb motor, I needed a way to mount it securely, and also have a way to adjust the belt tension. I came up with the motor mounted to a block, that would key into another securely mounted block. Two carriage bolts hold the motor in place,...
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As with most of my projects, this is going to take much longer than I thought.I started the base by cutting the front and back panels on my CNC router. They’re not square, and they had odd shaped cutouts, so this was the best method. I even ...
I started working on the frame on Saturday.I’ve never used LVL’s before, and was expecting a more finished product than I received. But a few passes through the planer and they cleaned up pretty nicely. I used a straightedge and flush...
It’s been a little while since the first entry. Hopefully, things will start moving a little faster. Maybe. Not a lot done, but I’ve finished one of the more difficult parts of the build. The bearing mounts that will hold the cutter...
This project started two years ago, when I sold my 6” Jet jointer to pay some bills, with the intention of replacing it with an 8” Grizzly. Due to other projects, two years went by without setting foot in my shop, so I never got around...