New Dual Grinder Stand

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Project by aloysius posted 10-09-2014 08:50 PM 6039 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

O.K., so it’s not ALL wood . . but mostly!!

I have had an issue with my bench grinder taking up too much space on my smallish work bench. And, any time I needed a de-burring wheel or flap disc, I had to pull that machine out of a cabinet and put it on the workbench too, taking up even more room.

My solution . . . take an old Delta machine tool stand (I love those flare legged sturdy metal stands!!) and make a dual purpose grinder stand. So . . . I did. My friend, Baltic Birch, came into play for all of the wood parts, including the turning circles and holding stocks. With a Johnson’s Paste Wax finish on all pieces, the turntable effect is easy and smooth.

And here is the result. I still need to shorten the cords but, since I will use an extension cord anyway, why not get rid of 3-1/2’ of that 4’ cord?!

It, like all my other machine tools has to be mobile (for “she who must be obeyed” still insists on parking on “her” side of the garage!) so the stand sits on another of the wonderful HTC 2000 Mobile Bases.

The last photo shows the 3/4” OSB Sturdi-Floor (24 sheets and 1600 screws) which I put down on the new cabin workshop building last weekend. Yup, ran out of paint. Only a few more months though and I’ll have a real shop!!

BTW . . I actually thought about making the grinder station 3-sided so I could put a buffer/polisher on the stand too . . . then I thought again!!

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#1 posted 10-09-2014 09:04 PM

Good job on the flip-top stand. And I hope it doesn’t rain any time soon where you are. That OSB doesn’t like rain!

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 10:20 PM

Actually Joe . . . the reasons I chose OSB rather than plywood, is that I found that it shed water better, holds up to our sun in Texas better and does not delaminate like plywood. At my old homestead, I built a pair of gates with an OSB covering which I never got around to (too many shop projects!) painting them . . . and they weathered very well over about 11 years of service.

This is not the old style flake board or the (sometimes used in furniture) particle board. OSB is truly a well thought out engineered product laminated under high pressure with some excellent adhesives.

“OSB is a precision-engineered structural board for use in load-bearing humid conditions. OSB is suitable for: timber frame housing; flat and pitched roofs; wall sheathing; flooring; portable buildings; and agricultural buildings.”

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