Bench Grinder Stand
Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:39 PM
Yesterday, I bent up the part the grinder will sit in. I used some T-bar that I had. I just cut some notches and bent it, then welded the one corner closed. I also burnt two square holes in a wheel. I used this wheel because it had a bent edge. It was on one of my brother's demolition cars, that is how it got bent and also why it is painted the ridiculous colors.
This morning, I finished it up. I had to cut, notch, grind, square, then weld in the tubing I used to connect the wheel with the grinder base.
I refused to tell him how I was going to do it, I told him to wait and see. He picked it up today, and he was very happy with it! He was most inpressed with the square on the top, even though it is not very square... He could not even tell what corner I had welded, I had to point it out to him.
I would have painted it, but it is to cold to spray paint it; I would have to bring it inside between coats to dry. I could have done it with a brush, but the colors I have would look worse then the colors already on it. But he did not mind, he can decide if he wants it painted or not.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:45 PM
Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:54 PM
Great fab job Ryan! So... are you taking orders lol.
Oh, this was not an order... I am the one who opened my mouth and said I would build him something!
Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:56 PM
If he ever needs more weight in the base it'd be easy to pour the wheel full of concrete.
Posted December 15, 2012 - 10:14 PM
Like Kris said, be a good idea to put a little gravity in that rim. Help hold it steady.
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:17 PM
Kenny; That is a pretty good Idea on the vise. I have a jig I use to hold weed eaters that I clamp into the vise. All to often the work bench get in the way of the way I want to position it. A separate work stand would solve that issue, just need to make it stable enough.
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:44 PM
Hey Ryan, just wondering what the height is from the floor to the base of grinder ?
It was supposed to be 36 inches, but ended up being 36 3/4"
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