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Made a scrap yard belt grinder

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Been working on it for a while and was hunting down parts for it for a fair time. Managed to salvage the 2 wheels from a scraped belt  sander, made the shaft out of a bit of bar and added 2 bearings I found to it.

The welding is rather crude as it was my first welding project (they seem to hold) and first welder I have used.

Just needing to attach the platter thing to the tool and I have since added a stick off my lemon tree to provide tension for the motor and the main spindle.

Over all I am happy with it seem to have enough power to bite into material. Waiting for the ZIrconia belts to arrive to get into some metal grinding.

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Open to criticism on all fronts of this project, I know it is not fantastic or good looking, but at this stage it is functional and cost me peanuts, If I only found a scrapped trampoline it would have cost me $0 to build. 

 

Here is a video as everyone loves videos:

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Very resourceful! 

Don't be afraid to practice welding on more scrap steel- 'practice makes perfect'.

Keep up the good work- next you'll be making a press or tire hammer ;)

Andrew.

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