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Posted on DELTA WINs -- RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 or the DELTA 46-460 ????

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 03:18 PM

There is an article in the current (December 2012, Vol 27, No 6) edition of the American Woodturner (AAW publication) that details converting a Harbor Freight belt sander into a sharpening system.

The HF sander ( Combination 4” x 36” Belt/6” Disc Sander – Central Machinery – item #97181) is on sale at HF for $80. The author of the article says it can be done for less than $100.

I have not done the conversion, but it looks pretty straightforward. A guy in my local club (who is a production turner) doesn’t even own a grinder … he has been sharpening with belt sanders for many years … and says this is the way to go.

Just food for thought.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"


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