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    DIY Tormek Clone

    I've build a Tormek clone out of scrap metal and a slicer motor.





    Here is Part 3. Now the jig for my chisels is working without water on my shoes. ��

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    Reverse rotation - might work better.
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    Reverse rotation - might work better.
    Yes you are right, with a reverse rotation my jig would work. But now it's not so easy to change the rotation. I want to build another jig for the grinder, that will work with the excisting direction.

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    Nice build. One question - where is the wobble coming from on the wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
    Nice build. One question - where is the wobble coming from on the wheels?
    Good job on the build.
    The wheels are simply mounted on a threaded rod. You could dress the wheels to get it to run more true.
    Question.. Is that a DC motor? Can you reverse the polarity to have it run either way?
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    My chisel grinder is commercial and runs 'forward'. Probably about same FPM, but smaller wheel. Its rest positions chisel more atop the periphery so lessens any tendency of fluid to run down an inclined chisel.
    Wet wheels aren't prone to burning edge of high carbon or HSS, so direction isn't too big a deal. Reverse though, will reduce wire edge to burnish flat.
    I add two drops of dishwashing soap [hand not machine] to the tray, that increases wetting and flush away grindings. Surely it would worsen drainage off inclined chisel.
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    How difficult would it be to just turn the motor assembly around to make the wheels run the other way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
    Nice build. One question - where is the wobble coming from on the wheels?
    It comes from the threaded rod, it's crooked. Unhappily I don't have a lathe yet for better results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by high-side View Post
    Good job on the build.
    The wheels are simply mounted on a threaded rod. You could dress the wheels to get it to run more true.
    Question.. Is that a DC motor? Can you reverse the polarity to have it run either way?
    No it's an ac motor so I can't reverse the polarity. I have to change the motor coils and thats not easy at this motor.

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