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    Today, 11:21 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Yes it has a max speed pot which is at 60%. The motor plate states a 1.3 power factor (or something like that) from what i read the motor is then...
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    I better start watching for a bigger wheel!
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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Here is a picture of that cut taken off laying on the table. It is very rubber band like but a bit weaker.
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    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
    Thanks! Its good to hear I am on the right path. I have tried some different things over the years but never got this nice of results. Now that I...
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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Sorry, skipped over this one before. I have a 6" pulley on a 1750rpm motor. I want to say from the reading I did before that I should be around...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Those are input wires. There is writing/numbers on the side of it, I just have to move some stuff to get at them.
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    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    The things that concern me is if you have to track the belt one way or the other it would then be hanging that much more off the wheel. At what point...
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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    Ah I see, I guess because of background music. Working on it now. Ok, it should work now, sorry about that.
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    No worries. Got the wheel trued up today, and then balanced because yes it was out in the metal portion which transferred to the poly. ...
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    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Every now and then we all have the need to turn down something soft like rubber. I had that need again today and finally tried something (well close...
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    Yesterday, 07:59 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Ah yes, I remember that one as well. Starting to warm up around here, was 40+ degrees yesterday. A month ago when it was below 0 would have been the...
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    03-21-2019, 09:48 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    This is for the drive wheel. I wouldn't mind how narrow it is if I were using it as a contact wheel. I still might get one to use as a contact...
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    03-21-2019, 09:13 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    I ordered one of these. ...
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    03-20-2019, 07:39 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Yes, I would like a 4-6" contact wheel for that axle, even the other axle I have a spare 2" I made but would like that to be a 3". In all reality I...
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    03-20-2019, 07:30 PM
    vpt replied to a thread 3 hour damascus knife. in General
    I think someone said this was a recipe for brazing flux? Or was it forging flux?
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    03-20-2019, 10:19 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    A grinder and paint will make you the welder you ain't. :D
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    03-20-2019, 10:02 AM
    I look forward to the belt grinder build and rebuild of your shop! I like the idea of pull out work surfaces! However it is nice, when working at...
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    03-20-2019, 08:57 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    Thanks! With motor and all I would guess around 150 pounds.
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    03-19-2019, 09:59 PM
    vpt replied to a thread Childhood shops. in General
    Love the stories! So many familiar memories. Laying in the dirt pulling a replacing a transmission bench pressing it up into the trans tunnel and...
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    03-19-2019, 09:44 PM
    vpt replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've used my planers on aluminum with good results as well. They do need to be adjusted for a much less "bite".
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    03-19-2019, 09:16 PM
    vpt replied to a thread 3 hour damascus knife. in General
    That is a very fine looking piece!
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    03-19-2019, 09:00 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
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    03-19-2019, 08:59 PM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    All that is left is stick the drive wheel on when it comes in and figure out a stand.
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    03-19-2019, 10:11 AM
    vpt started a thread Childhood shops. in General
    Was digging threw drawers at my parents garage looking for some bolts. I snapped a picture for yall to see. This is the bench I grew up at trying to...
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    03-19-2019, 08:59 AM
    vpt started a thread 3 hour damascus knife. in General
    I turn youtube on the tv in the mornings while I have my coffee and read the forums. Let the videos just roll. This video came on and was delightful...
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    03-19-2019, 08:46 AM
    I use CAD (cardboard aided design) all the time.
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    03-19-2019, 08:39 AM
    vpt replied to a thread DIY 2x72 belt grinder build. in General
    The roller for my plate roller sat on the floor for 2 years I think. For the cutting, it is surprising sometimes how cheap a shop will cut plate...
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    03-19-2019, 08:23 AM
    yup, keep it simple and deny, deny, deny.
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    03-18-2019, 09:34 AM
    vpt replied to a thread Spring floods! in General
    Lucky! Good thing you caught it in time. Anyone along the Mississippi should get ready though! All flood records will be broken this year.
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    03-18-2019, 08:21 AM
    vpt replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Thats a funny way to ask for a vacation.
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