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    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    I don't always take neat looking pictures, but when I do I do I think.
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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    There is that. That might be worth an extra $20 or so to avoid. :D I am sure they aren't, but could be balanced with a little bit of time I...
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    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    That is a good point about the width, although a 2.5 or 3" wide is nearly the same cost and would give a usable contact width for the belt. The...
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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    That horse is out of the barn already. Money has been spent on the dc setup. We're onto pulleys, bearings, and frame now. :D I am pretty set on...
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Reasons to not get, true up, and use these instead of purpose made drive wheels? ...
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    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    $70 motor control on the way. Rated for up to 3hp so it should be good if I want to go up in hp after I get disgusted with the 1.5hp. It is a...
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    The reason I want direct drive is to keep friction loss to a minimum. I would like to start with a bigger 7-8" pulley on the motor and turn it...
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    01-19-2019, 09:53 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Abom79 Out on his own. in General
    He does have some funny ones. But quite on the foul side yes. I don't mind it but my wife doesn't take very well to him.
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    01-19-2019, 09:36 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Those are slick! Nice thinking!
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    01-19-2019, 07:20 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Is there any reason to having reverse on a grinder? Just an option on controllers but makes them more money too it seems. I am leaning towards...
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    01-19-2019, 05:43 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    His was one of the first I considered. But after seeing Alec use his grinder I was impressed how well it worked, the simplicity of the design, and...
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    01-19-2019, 12:46 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Well just like that there is a 1.5hp 180v DC motor on the way for $100 shipped. Now for a controller. I like these leesons but they sure are proud...
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    01-19-2019, 12:34 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    I was thinking to still stick with the controller with variable speed on the motor. Then just have the "high and low" speed pulley. Without going...
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    01-19-2019, 12:18 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Abom79 Out on his own. in General
    Fenner is another that talks for an hour before 15 minutes of work.
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    01-19-2019, 12:15 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Oooo, a two step belt drive! Just stick the motor on a sliding plate to select either of the two sized pulleys. I like it!
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    01-19-2019, 12:08 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    From what I have been reading and watching in videos it seems most grinders can be cranked up to way to much speed. I am wondering if I could just...
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    01-19-2019, 12:05 PM
    vpt replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yes those ^ The $4 containers is what I was looking at. However, I hate when there isn't enough room for that last 'a little bigger' fastener. I...
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    01-19-2019, 11:02 AM
    vpt replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I slowly have been gathering fasteners as well. Just around a 1000 or so right now. My shop is dirty so I am thinking of going with closable...
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    01-19-2019, 10:33 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Abom79 Out on his own. in General
    Yes, that guy. One year he went from a back yard garage to a full blown shop.
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    01-19-2019, 10:18 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    I was looking at getting one of those converters with speed control and all built in the box much like the one pictured. I see many listed to work...
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    01-19-2019, 09:05 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    I do understand that part of it from much of the same experiences. However shopping for a 1-1.5hp DC motor for the grinder there are two distinct...
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    01-18-2019, 11:21 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Cutting an Oxygene tank in General
    I'd only cut it under water.
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    01-18-2019, 11:09 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Abom79 Out on his own. in General
    First Chucke, then Alec, now Adam. Make the big bucks and move onto a big shop.
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    01-18-2019, 09:45 PM
    vpt replied to a thread What weight oil n Rotary Table in General
    Like the rotary table I wish my mill had "oil bath" ways.
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    01-18-2019, 09:19 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Ah ok, thank you!
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    01-18-2019, 08:54 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Looking at 1hp dc motors for this thing. I see 90volt and 180volt, does this have to do with rpm as well?
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    01-18-2019, 09:07 AM
    I spray my straps with chain lube. I also have 3 different sets of straps. Old crusty ones for hauling in the slop. Middle of the road...
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    01-18-2019, 09:00 AM
    vpt replied to a thread New uses for old Pliers in General
    Nice conversion Dan!
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    01-18-2019, 08:58 AM
    vpt replied to a thread What weight oil n Rotary Table in General
    I filled mine with bar and chain oil.
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    01-18-2019, 08:57 AM
    There is no "turn it off". The "turn it off button" is just an electronic switch, not mechanical. The mic is still wired and powered. Yes your phone,...
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