slow speed honing device

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Project by bushmaster posted 01-12-2015 03:53 AM 3180 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saved this kitchen appliance from the scrap pile as it had a nice slow speed motor, it had to be good for something. Decided to make a sanding machine for honing chisels etc. The simplest thing I could think of is to cut a 6 inch disc then lathe a groove in one side to fit the grader, chopping accessories and glue them together with 5 minute epoxy. Completed 4 units with different grits of sandpaper. The motor part secured with a simple wood bracket. The rpm is about 90 rpm and I tested it out by sharpening a chisel to 500 grit. I have never had a smoother cutting chisel, quick and easy. So all in all I found it to be very successful, has plenty of power as it also had a meat grinder attachment and designed to stand on end as it had an orange juicing attachment.
If you find one of these it is worth keeping for something in the shop.I also saved a multispeed blender motor.
Comments appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 04:12 AM

Looks like a great idea form here ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 04:53 AM

As usual—- another “master title” Salvage—Master!

Great idea and nice work!

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 01:37 PM

Neat. I may try this

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 01:49 PM

Great thinking on your part, fantastic repurposed use of this devise.

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 02:21 PM

One heck of an improvisation!

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 02:56 PM

Great recycling. Now all you have to do is incorporate some kind of tool rest.

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#7 posted 01-12-2015 04:04 PM

I have some kitchen gadgets that are no longer garbage. Thanks for the tips.

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#8 posted 01-12-2015 04:30 PM

That looks like a great idea!
Very nice work!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#9 posted 01-12-2015 04:54 PM

Looks great, and just as importantly, inexpensive. Very creative.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-12-2015 05:03 PM

Who needs to drop $200 on a Worksharp?

Brilliant work.

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#11 posted 01-12-2015 07:38 PM

What kind of appliance was it before you re-purposed it??? I would guess I might find one at the Good Will store or some such.

Thanks for sharing!

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#12 posted 01-12-2015 09:46 PM

Great idea!

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#13 posted 01-12-2015 10:52 PM

1+ on what it was in its first life

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#14 posted 01-12-2015 11:25 PM

First life, It died when the modern food processer came along, shred, chop, grind, juice oranges, plastic housing snaped on, food was shoved in the shute and food exited the cone. Before electricity there was a simular hand operated one. anyone remember those.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 01-12-2015 11:48 PM

Looks great. Good use of some scrap

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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