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Grinding / Buffing Wheel Question

#261263 by OHE » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:15 pm

Greetings from San Antonio

I now have a 1990 Mark V in my garage. It only has the headstock, jointer and speed reducer. I do not need the other attachments so I'm happy with it. I am working more and more with metal and I plan to modify the shopsmith for that purpose. I want to be able to grind and buff metal. Essentially, I want to make the shopsmith a glorified bench grinder. I will use the lathe to turn some handles for my files and such. I will research this forum to see if someone has already done this but if you have any ideas or tips, please chime in.

I should mention that this unit sat in a climate controlled storage facility for 10 years. I am first going to replace the belt and give it a proper lube job before using it.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Re: Grinding / Buffing Wheel Question

#261264 by JPG » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:49 pm

Keep the debris off the way tubes.

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Re: Grinding / Buffing Wheel Question

#261267 by rpd » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:22 pm

Something along these lines.
Belt grinder.

https://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/viewtopic.php?t=10157

https://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13349&p=152080&hilit=belt+grinder#p152080

https://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/woodworking-tool-review-f9/nifty-belt-grinder-mods-t16321.html

https://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21475&p=249452#p249452

and a three wheel buffing system.

https://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/beginning-woodworking-f6/which-arbor-do-i-need-t12519.html

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1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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