Grinder Sled

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Project by Howard posted 07-19-2015 12:23 PM 2849 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to building this sled to keep my grinder out of the way when not in use. The grinder simply sits on the sliding base and stays put due to weight and rubber feet on the bottom.
Build from Ash with 2 coats of furniture wax on sliding parts….able to move forward & back with only one hand.

-- Life Member of: USA + NRA + USMC = Semper Fi to all three.

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 03:08 PM

Brilliant idea. So simple. Thanks for sharing.

-- Fingers are a poor substitute for a push stick.

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 03:27 PM

Why? Won’t the problem now be that the unit slide on it’s own.
The rubber feet are to help it stay put as well as vibration isolation.

Normally these things are bolted down. when you push won’t it want to slid back?

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 04:18 PM


-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 07:55 PM

A grinder with a speed control…I like it!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 07-20-2015 12:55 AM

nicely done construction.

that said, a couple of safety/usage points to keep in mind:
1. as woodchuckerNJ mentioned – a grinder is one of those tools you apply pressure against, and want it to stay put. give the purpose of this slider, in my mind it sort of works against that (but I could be mistaken – and if it works for you – more power to you, and forget this point all together)
2. it looks like this grinder is sitting on a carpeted bench – keep in mind that grinding metal usually creates sparks, and that carpet could catch on fire in a hurry….

better safe than sorry, and better have fun long term. If I missed anything and you feel these points are out of line or relevant to you, thats fine. no harm done, and no offense intended – just some observation pointed out.

nice grinder by the way.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 07-20-2015 08:36 PM

My mistake for not mentioning this in the original post. Just above the grinder I have 2 small wood clamps that are for use if the slide wants to travel away from me…just clamp them behind the grinder on the side rails.
Secondly… the carpet has been in place for 15 years and I have never created a fire from the sparks. One work bench has a carpeted surface and one has a Formica surface…. depending on what I am working on, which I use.
I will try to be more thorough in the future.

-- Life Member of: USA + NRA + USMC = Semper Fi to all three.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 10-31-2015 12:37 PM

Now that is an original idea. Gook thinking!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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