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    D.O.M tubing is Drawn Over Mandrel there is no welded seam in it.

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    o only covered one tube with rubber and i did that by finding a radiator hose the proper size and pressing it over the DOM tubing worked the bomb. i did not put a solid platen because all i use it for is removing mill scale from my tubes to facilitate good welds. but it would be easy enough to do.

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    ok Steve i have sent you updated plans with some "NO Weld " suggestions.

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    i only covered one tube with rubber and i did that by finding a radiator hose the proper size and pressing it over the DOM tubing worked the bomb. i did not put a solid platen because all i use it for is removing mill scale from my tubes to facilitate good welds. but it would be easy enough to do.

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    OK here are the specs. i hope this is clear enough but i will answer any questions as fast as i am able. this particualr copy has some info for those that do not have access to a welder.

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    Thanks. I received them and replied to you via email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
    Hardtail,

    Good job.

    Are the DOM tubes covered with a rubber cushion material or is the belt running on metal tubes? Also is there a solid platen behind the belt? I'm considering building a taller version running a 106" belt for wet sanding glass. It's good to see how you made yours. I like the simple belt adjustment you devised.
    Funny you should mention building taller I have been thinking of building one that accepts 6" by 72"belts as well. shouldn't be too difficult to make a super sized one. Let me know when you do it id love to see the result and i will do the same
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    It's not at the "top of my list" of projects, so don't wait on me.

    Here's a link to a place that sells them for glass, so they are water cooled. There's a variety of configurations & options. They also have the "replacement" parts, that would probably be the wise to use on a DIY machine. CRL Sanders, Grinders, Replacement Parts and Accessories

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    hmm i can only wonder how much that baby costs. i hate website without prices lol.

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    I was wondering that too, and the cookie bots tagged me. I just got an add from Amazon saying it's $7500! (their photo showed the optional support wheels that are for helping support large glass panels as you bevel the sharp edge)

    The school where I studied glass blowing had 2 of them in the "cold shop".

    I've been getting by with an expandable sanding drum wheel, but the big belt machine would be handy for some things.

    Did you notice the unit that had two separate belts, one directly behind and tilted the opposite direction, forming an "X" shape? That's what they use in float glass factories to bevel both edges at the same time. Pretty cool idea, especially if you're dealing with millions of feet of glass edges to smooth.

    Btw, I wonder how much a Chinese version would cost? I think I'll look on Alibaba and see if they have them.

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