Buffing Station

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Project by CameronL posted 12-01-2016 04:05 AM 999 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this pedestal for my old General grinding arbor from plans from the November 1971 issue of Popular Mechanics (found it here). Arbor and motor were acquired at a tag sale, the wheels came off an old grill, wiring came from my supplies. Purchased electrical conduit and brackets for the motor pivot and wheel axle. Threaded spindle tapers came from Ebay, and an extra long belt from Home Depot.

-- -Cameron

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 03:25 PM

looks like a nice height but could be alittle tippy if you apply much force. I like the idea though, mine is mounted directly on the motor, double ended shaft motor.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-01-2016 04:07 PM

The motor gives it a pretty low center of gravity. I have to chock the wheel with my foot before I can tip it forward to wheel it around. I can always add weight to the bottom. I was more concerned of it possibly skidding along the floor as I bear down, but attempts to drag it without tipping onto the wheels dispelled that.

I’ll give it a work out later this week.

-- -Cameron

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 07:08 PM

Looks like a great idea, I want one. I’ll have to find a nice grinding arbor like that.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 12-01-2016 08:42 PM

Nice work! This will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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