|Forum topic by Live4Brew||posted 01-09-2014 02:17 AM||1282 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-09-2014 02:17 AM
After many years of struggling with a wildly vibrating 6” grinder, I decided to purchase an 8” from WoodCraft. However, the more I read on the subject, the more I realize I’m going to be disappointed with the WC grinder performance as well. I will be doing some upgrades including machined washers, steel bushings, and diamond truing (I’m going to make a diamond cutter like the Geiger).
The only thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to better the arbor flange. I’ve read as many threads on the subject as I can find and no one offers the solution I think will be best (other than trying to find some machined flanges that will fit).
I’ve fixed several arbor flanges on other machines (namely table saws) using a carbide bit, a mock tool rest, and a steady hand. It has worked very well. The only issue I see with doing this on the new grinder is that (at least from the grinders I’ve used) the flange is not fixed to the motor shaft.
My idea is to epoxy the flange to the motor shaft (as perpendicular as possible), and then turn the flange true once the epoxy sets.
Anyone else attempted something like this (and/or has other tips?)?