View Full Version : Poor Mans High Speed

03-28-2005, 05:08 PM
Well not quite, but I have been meaning to do this for ages, and finally got it all together today.
I can now make use of my variable speed (2000 to 5000 rpm) die grinder for light milling, spot drilling and most important to me, for accurately grinding the slots in musical box comb teeth.

I have also made a substantial toolpost holder for the Myford Super 7 lathe so I can use it for grinding arbours on clock pinions etc.

See photos of the various set ups on my web page.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/phil.procter/Die%20Grinder%20Set%20Up%20On%20Miller%20And%20Lat he/

03-28-2005, 08:25 PM
Ohhhhh Yeaaaaa. That's slicker than goose stuf on a sidewalk. Nice Job!

Did you turn the grinder barrel down much or just to clean it up the clamps?

03-28-2005, 09:01 PM

03-28-2005, 11:17 PM

Substantial I'd say! Looks like an Armstrong boring bar holder adapted to your die grinder. Nicely done.

Barry Milton

03-29-2005, 01:44 AM

I chose the die grinder specifically because it had accurate diameters on the OD to grip it with, and also for its variable speed range of 2000 to 5000 rpm. Most of these runn up to around 25000 rpm which is great if you are into burning cutters out and bursting grinding wheels.
Thanks for the nice comments guys.