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Looks like I need to relieve the shaft side mount locations. No biggie, plunge cut 3/4" end mill.

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Oh what a relief it is. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Nice. Your getting close now huh
 

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Chuck;

Once the pivot block is done it will take another week to put this project to bed. This is one of the longest I have worked on for myself. It was started on 12/1/13. 89 days so far. Too many hours to count. :rofl:

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Bill,

So in a week we won't see any more great pictures? What are you planning next?

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The metric threading gear for your lathe....wink wink!

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That sounds good to me Brian. Can do.

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We have come a long ways in 89 days. I didn't realize till I got it all in one place. The Motor and Spindle are now a unit. They will only come apart to be painted.

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Did you ever finish that model engine that would be nice to see after the video of you grinding some bits



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The engine had to be mover to the back burner . I had a wedding to take care of then the need for this grinder. It will be picked up again and finished.

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Other that the POTD thread this one has to be a record. I am humbled by the numbers. Thank you all.

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Your work and depth there of has earned them views. Theres serious business going on in here. ahaha
 

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I am still waiting on the Stainless Tower piece. So while stalled we will clean all of the parts and paint what we can. Hope it doesn't take much longer. I need it to do the "Pivot Block" as they are a fitted assembly.

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I am still waiting on the Stainless Tower piece. So while stalled we will clean all of the parts and paint what we can. Hope it doesn't take much longer. I need it to do the "Pivot Block" as they are a fitted assembly.

"Billy G"
When I had to wait for the grease seals for my toolpost grinder, it seemed like a month!

----Really nice project, Bill... Really nice.


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I hope it won't be that long Ray. They said by Wednesday. There is still plenty to do till they get here. I will probably make the Adjustment screws and bars today. I can also make the large binder for the tower. There are many small things to do. It's coming together nicely.

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I hope it won't be that long Ray. The said by Wednesday. There is still plenty to do till they get here. I will probably make the Adjustment screws and bars today. I can also make the large binder for the tower. There are many small things to do. It's coming together nicely.

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It's funny how projects always seem to go... When you're in the middle of it, it seems like there is no end -and it feels that way right up to the last moment and all the sudden, bingo... It's done. Right at that time, it makes you feel happy but also a little sad because now you need to think of your next project.


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The upper pivot adjuster is finished. This pair of adjusters (upper and lower) allows you to tweak the height of the wheel if needed when a turn of the raising thread will be too much. I'm not quite sure how I will feel when this one is done Ray. It sure has had its moments.

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That's both of them. Yes, I cheated with the all-thread.:roflmao: Yes, it's stainless steel.

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I like the knobs. And the camera caught the light, just right, on the one.

Still think you'll wish you had softened the sharp corners on the spindle clamps.
 

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Most sharp edges will be softened before we are done. It's quicker to do them all at once.

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Had an after thought to add these lock nuts in case one decided to back off while in operation. Now they are done. That's it for today folks. Hope you are having as much fun as I am.

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While I have a little waiting time I am going to change all the stop adjustment screws to look like the pivot ones. It will really dress the grinder up.

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Before and after, much better.

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BLING!
 

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I had forgotten that I by-passed this "Kidney" shaped hole earlier in the build. It's for clearance to the "Binder" on the tower shaft.

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After some paint slinging this morning this is what that unit looks like.

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I was just looking at the build. Coming along very nice. Maybe you should put some nylon tips on your adjustment screws so they do not scratch your nice paint job.:))

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