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About Melw45

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  1. Respirator with beards

    I am setting up a 2x72 grinder/sander. Breathing metal dust might aggravate my asthma. All joking aside metal dust is bad juju! I am still waiting for the mask. Last tracking had it out for delivery then changed to incomplete address. I called the usps and used the tracking number to schedule a delivery and gave the robo phone machine my correct address. Here is hoping it worked. Mel
  2. NWGS - no weld grinder

    Dylan Thanks for that lead. Mel
  3. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Wood What are you useing for the engine? Looks like a neet project. Mel
  4. NWGS - no weld grinder

    Update on this project. Went by Harbor Freight and picked up a linked v belt and a grease gun for the bearings. I was able to use a 25% off coupon. Now all i need is to get some abrasive belts. Any one have a good supplyer for the belts that wont brake the bank? Thanks Mel
  5. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Judsson Nice railing. Mel W.
  6. NWGS - no weld grinder

    That looks beefy. What is the HP on that motor? Mel
  7. NWGS - no weld grinder

    Frosty How about some photos of yours? Mel
  8. NWGS - no weld grinder

    I got this in the mail today. Just need to get vbelts and sanding belts. Mel
  9. Respirator with beards

    I have one of these masks on order. I will be looking in to converting it to a blower based fresh air system If that is not feasible I may have to shave. Mel
  10. NWGS - no weld grinder

    Look at this photo. The red arrow is the tracking adjustment. The yellow arrow is the arm that tightens the belt. There is a spring that goes just about where the arrow is pointing. I have not instaled it yet. I wont be welding this unless there is a problem with it staying together. Mel
  11. NWGS - no weld grinder

    I just tried the new bearings. Clamped them down and with a wack on the shaft they lined up ant turned free. Looking good now. Mel
  12. NWGS - no weld grinder

    The new pillow blocks arrived today. I will be clamping them down to see if they have the same problem. I will post how it go's later. Mel
  13. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Lbs I like your hammer. I showed it to my wife she said it was pretty. Good job! Mel
  14. NWGS - no weld grinder

    I might add a plate to the top. I would like the bearings to be further apart. They seem to be to close. I have heard of one guy that said he was breaking drive shafts. I think he might have had too much spring on the tension arm. Mel