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    My grinder & sander stand

    It finally became too much of a PITA dragging my grinder or belt/disc sander out of a toolbox so I broke down and built a combo stand to support the two tools so that they're ready to use when I need them. It's made from red steel purlins (free) and a Ford truck wheel (free also - it came off of Satan's Trailer) and it took me just a few hours to throw together. I intentionally made it tall so that I don't have to assume a Hobbit position to use either tool and it's plenty sturdy but not too difficult to move around. I cut it all out yesterday and welded it together this morning before it got too hot. It was a challenge welding the thin purlins to the thick truck wheel so I used a "Texas TIG" technique to stick weld the gaps without blowing through the thin metal and it worked.

    My grinder + sander stand-grinder-stand.jpg

    It's been a good morning here. These round tuit projects have merit and should be on a higher priority list. And in a few hours I'm going to meet a guy to buy a bass drum kick pedal for $10 which I'm going to convert into a welding current pedal for my Silk Purse TIG welder.
    Last edited by Crusty; 09-08-2019 at 09:02 AM.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    And the icing on that cake is that I won't be making the walk of shame anymore over to the grinder to regrind my TIG tip after dipping it because I'm going to put the grinder right next to my welding table.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Thanks Crusty! We've added your Grinder and Sander Stand to our Storage and Organization category,
    as well as to your builder page: Crusty's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Got my grinder and sander mounted to my stand and it's going to work fine for me.

    My grinder + sander stand-grinder-stand-finished.jpg

    And after watching a video that inspired me this morning I grabbed one of the cheap wood carving chisels that I bought (which proved to be worthless) and after a few minutes at my belt sander and then some time on stones I made myself this handy general purpose deburring tool.

    My grinder + sander stand-deburring-tool.jpg


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    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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