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Project by quicksilver posted 04-10-2012 10:09 PM 2655 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, it’s a little red wagon.

Your situation may be different than mine so make sure of your measurements and observe all safety precautions.

Longer shaft was for two 4 step pulleys on the little red wagon as I used it to power the bandsaw, belt sander, and jointer. Only the jointer needed to run at 3450 rpm.
1725 motor with 2” to 6” pulley and a 3”to 6” on the shaft.

Someday I will decorate it with some Peter Max graphics for laughs.
This a homemade power station for my ShopSmith accessories.
I still have a jointer, belt sander, disc sander, drum sander, and bandsaw.
Mark VII ShopSmith is long gone.

Your situation may be different than mine so make sure of your measurements and observe all safety precautions.

-- Quicksilver





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 04-11-2012 01:43 AM

Inspired by NASCAR

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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quicksilver

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#2 posted 04-11-2012 03:34 AM

Thanks for the comment.
Power station is just too heavy.
So, on with the wheels.
Would racing stripes be better than flowers?

-- Quicksilver

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vipond33

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 03:14 AM

I’d go with flowery stripes myself. That’s an interesting jack shaft arrangement you’ve got going and who is Peter Max?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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quicksilver

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 03:48 AM

I made two of these contraptions.
Found a machinist to make the shafts cheaply.
The other one is a double ended 12” disk sander with two grits of sandpaper.
Runs slow and quite, so easy on the nerves
Peter Max
http://www.petermax.com/
I thinking I’m showing my age, here.
I’m leaning toward Ford racing stripes.
Do they still run Fords in Nascar?

-- Quicksilver

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#5 posted 04-12-2012 12:45 PM

I like the Peter Max idea. It reminds me of when I decided the kids needed an education in classical music. So I bought the DVD of Yellow Submarine.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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quicksilver

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 03:00 AM

Balidoug….
I’ve thought about your comment and think “Yellow Submarine” is a great idea.
Along with Dark side of the Moon and a few others.
Put Bob Dylon and Country Joe and the Fish in there, too.
Thanks

-- Quicksilver

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dusty2

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 12:50 PM

I like this. I just may clone it. Right now my jointer occupies an almost permanent position on the left end of the Mark V. It would be convenient if it had a permanent home elsewhere.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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quicksilver

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#8 posted 04-21-2012 02:57 AM

Lathe disk sander in ShopNotes issue 49 is a good one if you have a wood lathe standing idle.
Could have multiple disks with different grits. If you have a variable speed lathe all the better.
Only cost would be an extra 6” faceplate.

-- Quicksilver

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