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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Last weekend, I was at my Uncle's house and most of the time I was there was spent in his garage with either him or my cousin. One of the things my cousin and I did was replace the power cord on his bench grinder. My uncle mentioned that he wish he had a stand for it, and of course I offered to make him one.

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.
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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.
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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

Great fab job Ryan! :thumbs: So... are you taking orders lol. :D

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:54 PM

Great fab job Ryan! :thumbs: So... are you taking orders lol. :D


Oh, this was not an order... I am the one who opened my mouth and said I would build him something! :hitting_self_roller:

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Looks great Ryan!
If he ever needs more weight in the base it'd be easy to pour the wheel full of concrete.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Nice fab Ryan, your Uncle will enjoy not chasing his grinder.

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 15, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Great fab work on that stand Ryan. I have a grinder stand for my grinder and love that it is easy to use the grinder. Of course I just bought a grinder stand at Harbor Freight instead of building one. It isn't that I couldn't build my own stand, but the fact that I would probably never get around to it lol. Not to rob your thread because the quality on your stand is much higher than the Harbor Freight one ever could be.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 10:44 PM

Nice work Ryan. Nice to see you putting your welding skills to work. The stand came out nice.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Great looking stand, Ryan!

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 05:11 AM

That's alright ,Ryan.Looks great. :thumbs:

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 07:18 AM

Good one Ryan, I have a junk wheel and just took home the grinder that was at my Dads,, I know what I'm doing with it now !!!

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 07:29 AM

very cool......nuthin like makin something outa nothing....

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 08:00 AM

The more I think about this, the better it sounds. May have to make one. May make 2, one for a vice stand. I have a couple wheels off a late model (15"). Flip them so the post goes on the back side and fill with concrete to keep them stable.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Hey Ryan, just wondering what the height is from the floor to the base of grinder ?

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:17 PM

Ryan, nice to see those welding skills are already becoming useful and it is always good to help out family. Nice fabrication job!

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

Thanks everybody! I was glad to make it for him!

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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