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1-800miner
12-08-2012, 01:22 AM
Four of them. 16"diameter,10" arbor hole,12" wide face. I am guessing 60 to 100 grit corundum.
What do I do with them?

They were being used as jack stands on my neighbors propane tank. I traded for some concrete blocks to replace them.

flylo
12-08-2012, 01:27 AM
Stand clear when you 1st spin them up just in case.

lakeside53
12-08-2012, 01:34 AM
Tree rings or....

make a Fred Flintstone Cart!:)

MichaelP
12-08-2012, 01:40 AM
Use them as jack stands on your propane tank.

alanganes
12-08-2012, 08:32 AM
Wow, 12" wide face? I guess you could mount one like the old treadle powered stones, turn it pretty slowly and it might make a good sharpening stone. You could hollow grind a 12" long blade in one touch (without having to move it across the wheel face).
I'd have to second the "stand clear" suggestion!

vpt
12-08-2012, 09:02 AM
Fruit bowl on the kitchen table.

Mcgyver
12-08-2012, 09:40 AM
What do I do with them?


Christmas is coming....got the little lady anything yet?

bborr01
12-08-2012, 09:46 AM
My uncle who was an engineer at GM got a load of grinding wheels about the size that you have and he made a patio around his pool. Only problem I saw was that weeds grew up out of the holes and in between them.

Brian

Dr Stan
12-08-2012, 10:37 AM
You certainly do not want to use them as grinding wheels. It would be close to impossible to accurately ring them and the likelihood that they are damaged is quite high.

rode2rouen
12-08-2012, 12:16 PM
I traded for some concrete blocks to replace them.


Why?


Rex

Erik Brewster
12-08-2012, 12:29 PM
You could buy a grinder to use them. Here's a nice one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cincinnati-Milacron-RK-230-12-Centerless-Grinder-CNC-/290810451162?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b5a754da

Black_Moons
12-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Yea I wouldn't spin those up past human treadal grinder speed myself..

Evan
12-08-2012, 04:37 PM
A low speed grinder is all they are good for in the intended use. No more than a couple hundred RPM. I have some close to that which my wife gave me. She recently got one in that was about 48" diameter and about 6 inches wide at the perimeter. She wouldn't unpack it for me to look at.

When she went for a training course on how wheels are made she had a chance to tour all the facilities. She was very impressed by the spin testing shop. All the wheels from her supplier are spin tested and not all of them survive. They are spun up to 150% of rated rpm. The machines are enclosed in cabinets made from half inch steel plate. She tells me they look like the Incredible Hulk got locked inside and worked on getting out.

Black_Moons
12-08-2012, 04:49 PM
A low speed grinder is all they are good for in the intended use. No more than a couple hundred RPM. I have some close to that which my wife gave me. She recently got one in that was about 48" diameter and about 6 inches wide at the perimeter. She wouldn't unpack it for me to look at.


Im sorry but I just can't resist the mental image.. Evan and his wife.. bickering.
"Come on honey.. Take it off!" "No!" "Come on.. just give me a peek... just a glimse!" "No! Im not taking it off just for you to oggle at it like some kinda peice of meat!" "Hrump... Fine... I'll go look at OTHER grinding wheels then, And then you'll be sorry! The local tool joint has them on poles! out of there package for all to see!" "You spend one more dollar there and you'll be sleeping on the couch!"

To be honest.. Id be mad if I had a wife that didn't let me see her huge grinding wheels!

Evan
12-08-2012, 04:57 PM
I already sleep on the couch, well, my recliner. If I sleep lying down flat I will probably die.

Black_Moons
12-08-2012, 07:35 PM
I already sleep on the couch, well, my recliner. If I sleep lying down flat I will probably die.

Oh, Well, then.. See you at the tool store? I'll bring the diamond (un)dresser.