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BROCKWOOD

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So, I've been trying to organize my garage / machine shop. I really need to get my 120 gallon air compressor project moved outside under a cover (but that is for another time). What I do want to do, though is free up my work bench. 3 grinders & an arbor press need a new space. Please show what you have done for a grinder stand!

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I made a stand on lockable wheels so it can be wheeled around easily and then lock the wheels when in use . The top i made with some slots in it for bolting and mounting tables etc to it and then mounted 2x 8 inch bench grinders on it 1 with stones the other with belt attachment and buffing wheel.20180112_143320.jpg20180112_173102.jpg20180112_173113.jpg20180112_173124.jpg
 

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A number of folks around here use brake drum stands.
While this one is for my arbor press, when I get around to it I'll do the same for the grinder.
If you ask around a bit, you can usually get the drums for free since truck repair places want to get rid of them. While not as mobile as wheels, the round
base makes it possible to roll it around if it needs moving. Brake drum and stand weigh almost 175 lbs, so they tend
to stay put, even when pressing something.
 

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BROCKWOOD- Is the belt sanding attachment a store bought piece
That came with the grinder motor or did you make that up yourself? If you made it I wouldnt mind hearing about how you went about doing so!


Ngoingback- If you wouldnt mind sharing, I'd be interested in seeing the belt sander you have in the corner!
 

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I built a fancy stand for my arbor press. Here is the video.
As for pedestal stands I use brake drums or flywheels for the base and some sort of round stock (truck drive shafts) for the column.
 

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All great ideas. I thank you all for sharing! I like Moper's top plate & locking casters. Nogingback's big truck brake drum for stability is a solid practical weight for stability. NCjeeper went all fancy & it turned out very nice. I'll be gathering material & starting a build before long!

Since the secondary topic went to belt sanders, I'll play.
Mine is a POS Enco 6 x 48 with improvements painted red. Not really knocking the product per se. It's just that mine did not survive shipping. Looked at it like a racecar: now that the weak links are destroyed, let's make it better. And it is better by far! I really like the portability of Moper's belt attachment - but my small version will resemble those used by crankshaft polishers. In other words, handheld.287705
 

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Thank you. That's a pretty cool looking machine, Ive never seen one like that.

Brockwood thanks for posting but I believe I made a mistake and thought you posted the pictures that Mopar posted.... Sorry bout that.
 

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[U]Latinrascalrg1[/U] Yes, I knew who you meant. I also hope he chimes in with an answer! Pretty sure finding 1 would be cheaper than a build - but builds are fun for us hobby guys.
 

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Latinrascalrg Not sure if you meant my belt sander attachment but if it is the one you were enquiring about its an attachment i brought in Australia that ffits most 8 inch bench grinders .its 2 inch wide belt and the disc is 7 inch .it was about 120 AUD dollars when i purchased it a few years back .It has been a very handy tool on my collection
 

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Thanks Mopar, it was the picture you posted that i was asking about.

Was it made specifically for the grinder you own or is it more a universal fit?
 

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Sorry i see you say it fits most 8" grinders....i missed that the first glance through! Is the larger sanding disc part of the attachment or is that just how you chose to set your's up?
 

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Looks a lot like a Multitool. I attached one of these to a 6" grinder, works great. Still need to make a toolrest for it.
I concur. It's a MultiTool without the guard. I have had one since they came out in the 90's. Mine was a unit put out by Jet I guess when the MultiTool came out. I happened into the welding shop as they were closing them out and I got the brand new floor model for $125 complete with 6" grinder. It's been a workhorse. It also an interesting design in that it tracks the belt by rotating the takeup roller. Also has a very nice locking mechanism to change the belt. I rarely use the beltsander so leave it off until I need it. It take less than 10sec to install the belt and track.

I used to have a 18 wheeler rim based stand but it was too limited and hard to move so I went with an old 3drawer rollaway I had and made it into a workstation with drill press, 2 grinders, and the backside hangs my 4" angle grinder, and drill press vises. The drawers are for miscellaneous nuts, bolts and washers. Tooling for the grinders and DP. I've since replaced the 8" grinder with a 6" tool grinder like the one on BROCKWOOD's bench. I love having drawers under every machine to hold related tooling.

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Thanks Mopar, it was the picture you posted that i was asking about.

Was it made specifically for the grinder you own or is it more a universal fit?
Universal fit for most 6 and 8 inch grinders .
For tbe money it is a very handy addition to a grinder
 
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