Trying to figure out the size still. I picked up a .5 steel rod at the hardware store and mocked it up a little. I haven’t glued the discs together yet or I just wanted to check out the size.
I’ve got 24” to work with, which I think will be plenty of space to fit the whole thing except for the disc sander table. That’s not a big deal I guess, I’ll just make it fold down, so that it will fit in my flip up cabinet.
I did a little digging around on Mcmaster Carr and found that conveyor belt material is really not that expensive so I think I will try to work it into the design. The motor I wanted on CL got snatched up by somebody else, so I’ll have to continue to search.
Here’s phase 2 of my design. It’s getting complicated, but I’m excited about the challenge. I’m going to try to use a parallel table design raised and lowered by 4 threaded rods that turn in unison with a bike chain.
My sketchup skills aren’t that great, so it’s not completely accurate, more of just a rough model. Also, I can’t figure out how to draw the belts and chains.
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