|Project by aloysius||posted 10-09-2014 08:50 PM||2848 views||6 times favorited||2 comments|
O.K., so it’s not ALL wood . . but mostly!!
I have had an issue with my bench grinder taking up too much space on my smallish work bench. And, any time I needed a de-burring wheel or flap disc, I had to pull that machine out of a cabinet and put it on the workbench too, taking up even more room.
My solution . . . take an old Delta machine tool stand (I love those flare legged sturdy metal stands!!) and make a dual purpose grinder stand. So . . . I did. My friend, Baltic Birch, came into play for all of the wood parts, including the turning circles and holding stocks. With a Johnson’s Paste Wax finish on all pieces, the turntable effect is easy and smooth.
And here is the result. I still need to shorten the cords but, since I will use an extension cord anyway, why not get rid of 3-1/2’ of that 4’ cord?!
It, like all my other machine tools has to be mobile (for “she who must be obeyed” still insists on parking on “her” side of the garage!) so the stand sits on another of the wonderful HTC 2000 Mobile Bases.
The last photo shows the 3/4” OSB Sturdi-Floor (24 sheets and 1600 screws) which I put down on the new cabin workshop building last weekend. Yup, ran out of paint. Only a few more months though and I’ll have a real shop!!
BTW . . I actually thought about making the grinder station 3-sided so I could put a buffer/polisher on the stand too . . . then I thought again!!