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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 11:03 AM

No, not all wire wheels are that soft.  The one I have is so soft I can buff my hand with it!  I actually use it to polish aluminum & brass parts.


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 01:15 PM

Just put a wrench on the bolt and turn it on.

 

 

 

 

Kidding, kidding of course.

We have some foreign members and children on here that may not understand that this is humor, be very careful!!!

 

 

..... Did I tell anyone that this is an excellent machine for trimming finger and toe nails?


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 01:20 PM

We have some foreign members and children on here that may not understand that this is humor, be very careful!!!


..... Did I tell anyone that this is an excellent machine for trimming finger and toe nails?


Joking? Last summer my uncle almost cut his hand off in a slide saw; he hit a knot in the wood, and the jolt somehow made his hand go into the blade. He had his hand all wrapped up and an external brace on it. He used his belt sander to trim the nails on his right hand; he could not use the clippers with his left hand all wrapped up.


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 03:04 PM

I used my electric impact and I was able to get the nut off! I looked at the threads, and they where left hand; once I found that out, a few bursts with the impact and it came loose.

 

Today in welding class I cut a piece of angle iron 2 inches long with the OA, then burnt a hole in it; I had another student grind off the little bit of slag that was on it for me.

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Here is a picture of the new wheel, and the rest.

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The replacement rest is quite a bit larger then the wire wheel rest, but I think it will work just fine.

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 03:54 PM

Joking? Last summer my uncle almost cut his hand off in a slide saw; he hit a knot in the wood, and the jolt somehow made his hand go into the blade. He had his hand all wrapped up and an external brace on it. He used his belt sander to trim the nails on his right hand; he could not use the clippers with his left hand all wrapped up.

:D  :smilewink:

 

Good job getting that thing going.  That larger rest can only be a good thing.


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:29 PM

I was in the garage for about 5 hours today, I used this thing 3 times! Wow, thing is going to be a great tool to have...



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 01:59 PM

Where are the pics?

 

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 02:03 PM

Where are the pics?

 

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I moved them, I was fixing them when you posted this. They are all back up now.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 02:10 PM

I started on my stand earlier. I cut out the reliefs on a piece of T bar so I could bent it, then only weld one corner; I still do not have any acetylene, so they broke once I tried to bend them.

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Since the corners would not bend with out breaking, I had to weld all the corners. I think it actually came out better this way, as I was able to get good fit ups and a 99% perfect square; when I made my uncle's stand I bent it, and it was not very square.

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I left 1/4 inch all the way around the base, it fits in there very securely; I pushed on it and the square slid across the bench before the grinder moved in the square.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Looking good Ryan! Glad to see you made a rest for the grinding wheel also. :watching_you: :D


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:20 PM

Looks great. They are handy. you will be amazed how much you use it.
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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:44 PM

Looks great. They are handy. you will be amazed how much you use it.

I have already lost track of how many times I have used it!



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:47 PM

Finished!

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It holds the grinder very well! The stand is 39 inches tall.

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The one I made for my uncle is 36 inches tall; other then the height they are virtually the same thing.

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 05:37 AM

Nice grinder stand, Ryan!


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 03:29 PM

Yesterday, I had some time so I mixed about 3/4 of a bag of concrete that I had in the garage. It was the perfect amount!

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Today in welding class, I used the Plasma CAM to cut out a perfect circle! I had to cut it in half, so it would fit around the legs. Sorry, for the blurry picture.

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When I got home, I used a flap disk to clean of the tiny, tiny amount of dross. Then, I cut out notches for the legs; I did not make the notches in school, since I did not know how far apart they had to be. Sorry, this one is blurry also.

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Here they are set into the wheel, they are a perfect fit! There are a few gaps between the lugs and the cover, but they are less then a 16th of an inch.
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Tomorrow I am getting more acetylene, once I have it I will weld the covers together, and weld the cover to the wheel.






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