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Gary B
08-31-2009, 08:34 AM
Les, When are you going to convert your surface grinder to belts? That would make a great WIP thread too.

The new folders are looking good.

Les George
08-31-2009, 01:12 PM
Thank you Sir! :)

I'm gonna do it really soon, I think I am even gonna make the wheels myself (not the rubber one though)

I'll take pics, dont you worry! :)

Bruce Bump
09-17-2009, 02:50 PM
Thank you Sir! :)

I'm gonna do it really soon, I think I am even gonna make the wheels myself (not the rubber one though)

I'll take pics, dont you worry! :)

George, are you going to use a rubber contact wheel? Why cant you use a hard wheel? It seems like it would be more accurate as it wont flex or compress. Noisey maybe?

John Barker
09-17-2009, 02:56 PM
I had Bader make a wheel for me. I believe it is 90 or 92 durometer hardness. It is really hard.
-John

Les George
09-17-2009, 02:59 PM
I'm gonna get a 90 Durometer 6 inch serrated wheel. Unless they have a harder durometer then I'll get that...

I have been told a few times that the belts wont finish as nice as stones, but I had a blade ground by Allen E. and I have ground blades with stones on a half dozen grinders or so, and have had blades ground by other on at least as many other ones.

Technique plays into it yes, but no grinder ever put as smooth a finish as the one that Allen ground for me. Hands down the best.

:)

I dont know what would happen with e metal contact wheel though....

Les George
10-01-2009, 06:20 PM
workin on it! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/post%20pics/036.jpg

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JAWilliams
10-04-2009, 03:50 PM
Keep them coming.

Darklight
10-05-2009, 03:35 PM
Tactical shift knobs ? ;)

Les George
10-05-2009, 04:03 PM
They are too shiny to be tactical! :)

Chris Martin
10-05-2009, 06:32 PM
Your killing me here Les. Going to be a fine looking grinder man.

Consider this a tag for later2thumbs

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SPAknives
01-06-2010, 02:18 PM
Yo Les,
Hows the surface grinder?? Did ya get that baby converted to belts?? How about some pics so we can see what it looks like when it's done. I would like to convert mine when I get it up and running so the more pics the better. Thanks

Les George
01-06-2010, 02:24 PM
It's still a work in progress. Biggest hang up now is I need to order the contact wheel...