|Project by bushmaster||posted 01-13-2015 05:26 PM||3187 views||15 times favorited||8 comments|
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