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Yet another DC Knives style belt grinder #968 01/08/2020 07:08 PM
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I have been accumulating parts for a 2x72 belt grinder in the DC Knives style.
http://dcknives.blogspot.com/p/2-x-72-belt-grinder.html

A slack platen frame and a set of pulleys from Origin Blade Maker, a handful of steel tubing in 2" and 1-1/2", various bearings, shafts, and step pulleys, and an old "2hp" 2-speed pool motor with replaced bearings. Motor is ODP not TEFC, so I will probably set it up with a filter of some kind. This is a toy for occasional use, not a serious daily use production tool, so I suspect the step pulleys and open motor will suit me for a while. I will still keep my eyes open for a nice 3-phase TEFC motor and VFD just in case a deal happens to fall my way.
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Not sure when I will actually start building, but it's nice having most of the parts in hand.

Re: Yet another DC Knives style belt grinder [Re: GLyford] #970 01/09/2020 11:56 AM
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I'd like to make one of these myself. Haven't done any black smiting but would like to. Just this week I was cleaning my back 40 (really 30) where the previous owner used to discard all his old car parts. I have about 40 springs off different cars. I piled them all up thinking those might make small knives one day


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Re: Yet another DC Knives style belt grinder [Re: GLyford] #972 01/09/2020 05:15 PM
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Oddly enough, that is largely what I am thinking of making once I build this, a bunch of chisels (especially big ones suitable for timber framing), a froe for splitting shakes, and few other odds and ends from a few truck springs in the junk pile. (Is it still a pile if it's sort of stacked in a shed...?)

Re: Yet another DC Knives style belt grinder [Re: GLyford] #973 01/09/2020 07:14 PM
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YA!! Still a pile!! lol! ---I used to use leaf spring pieces to shape around my trencher bits when they wore down. --- good quality steel in them!


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