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    Hello Rock-hounds

    I'm making my own lapidary shop. First question, How much space is needed for grinder/polisher wheels? Check out the 'Blender' flat lap, stupid easy: an old blender base, build a case, wooden or metal, set a flat lap base and go. It already has speed controls built in.
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    Hi Bill - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    I'll move your question into our Tools in Progress subforum where you can get some answers.
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    Hi Bill and welcome to the forums. This is an OK concept in some ways but the wrong motor type for the job , I'll get some photos together and get them on here to show some existing equipment variables that I have and use. Some questions first. Are you looking to make a cabbing machine that accepts round grinding wheels or are you looking to make a flat lap or flat disc machine along the lines of a facet machine. Do you have any of the other parts for the machine you envision? Do you have any lapidary experience?

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