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  • A pot into a guard

    Just thought I would throw this out there for anyone that needs to make a guard fairly easily.

    So I needed a guard for my grinder, I thought about it off and on for a week, trying to think about what I should use to make the guard... then it hit me, I went to a second hand store looking for a suitable pot.... and found a pressure cooker that was the right size... and probably 3/16" thick.


    I measured it and drilled a hole and cut it with a jig saw.



    Popped out the rivets for the handle and welded a piece of round stock to a small plate to bolt the handle on.


    Quick and easy.

  • #2
    I like........

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    • #3
      What a Super Idea!!! You win the prize for best idea of the day, It's worth $$$$$ :-)

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      • #4
        Excellent, thanks for posting

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        • #5
          clever - well done!
          .

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          • #6
            Very nice. Thanks. JR
            My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

            https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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            • #7
              brilliant.

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              • #8
                Nice!
                I sure hope you had permission to abscond with the wife's favorite pot.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CCWKen View Post
                  Nice!
                  I sure hope you had permission to abscond with the wife's favorite pot.
                  What pot?
                  .

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                  • #10
                    It looks like the new guard is larger than the old one. Are you using a larger wheel than the machine is designed for? If so is the new wheel rated for the rpm's that you will be running? Broken grinding wheels are usually not a pretty sight.

                    Brian
                    OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                    THINK HARDER

                    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                    MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                    • #11
                      Looks like it's a 7" wheel on a direct drive (3600rpm) grinder. So probably a better match for speed than the original wheel!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
                        clever - well done!
                        +1. Neat, dead neat.

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                        • #13
                          I like that fact that you repurposed an old pot and used your machines to make something useful.

                          You should a GOLD STAR for that!

                          Jack
                          I'm Happy because I am retired

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                          • #14
                            Great job! Looks nice and stout.

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                            • #15
                              Brilliant idea and nice job.

                              I often wander around stores looking for things that I can re-purpose. In fact, I was doing that last evening at Lowes. I wound up with a 4x4 electrical box and a couple of 1.5" PVC pipe fittings - for the same project.
                              Paul A.

                              Make it fit.
                              You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!

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