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Project by bushmaster posted 01-13-2015 05:26 PM 3921 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was laying in bed this morning thinking about the interest and positive comments on my honing machine that I posted other day. The appliance I used may not be that readily available, then I remembered a dead newer food processor than I had hoped to find a new bowl. I jumped out of bed, found it in the storage building and was grinding and honing in a half hour. I cut a 6 inch disc and it was quite secure with a friction fit, could be secured with two small screws on the bottom. Then I just used the same stick on sanding disc I used before. Since this one has variable speed I lathed a plug to fit the hole in a 6 inch grinding wheel, presto a slow speed grinder. A cheap diamond wheel dresser does the trick. I had planned to use double stick tape but the friction fit I had worked just find. To get this appliance to turn on without the bowl I had to use a bent nail to activate the safety switch, then just jammed the nail with a small piece of wood so it would not pop back and shut it off. Another thing that could be done to make it run smother is support the tower with a waxed wood bearing block under the disc. I am more impressed with the vesatility of this one, Maybe I won’t look for another bowl, but if any of you find one with a good bowl, I will buy it from you as my wife liked this one better than the one we have now. I will share it with her.
Improvements could be made to this modification, Thought I would post it right away as you may have what you need right in your kitchen. A braun food processor.
Comments again are appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-13-2015 06:18 PM

Brilliant intuition, compliments.

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#2 posted 01-13-2015 06:20 PM

Yeah buddy. Make it happen.

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#3 posted 01-13-2015 06:28 PM

Brian – You’re on a roll now. I wonder how many other obsolete kitchen appliances you’ll be able to modify for woodworking.

You might want to add another tag to both of your retrofits. Call it KITCHEN APPLIANCES

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#4 posted 01-13-2015 06:49 PM

Look at this guy over here.

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 07:55 PM


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#6 posted 01-13-2015 08:57 PM

I bet this application will work well as a disc sander! RH

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#7 posted 01-13-2015 09:35 PM


Hate those 3AM wake-ups like that!

Because my shop is just through the wall from our bedroom—cannot go work—have to wait till morning!
That makes the night seem even longer than If I just got up and did the project.

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#8 posted 01-17-2015 03:59 PM

Love it!!

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