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DIY Surface Grinder

All painted, blued, and assembled. The scrap steel came from exercise machines and mounts for a staircase chair lift. The slide is aluminum from a telecom rack and a pair of server drawer slides. The “magnetic chuck” is a door magnetic lock and the contact wheel was an eBay

Surface grinder attachment for the belt grinder. The “magnetic chuck” is a $23 magnetic door lock.

Surface grinder attachment for the belt grinder. The “magnetic chuck” is a $23 magnetic door lock.

Beginnings of a surface grinder attachment for the 2×72” belt grinder.

Beginnings of a surface grinder attachment for the 2x72” belt grinder.

Thing you can do with an old school bus you can’t do with an RV: pull stumps.

Thing you can do with an old school bus you can’t do with an RV: pull stumps.

Trying drip irrigation in the greenhouse for the first time. It’s a really late start but the rutabaga and melon seeds popped up in just three days so we’ll see if we get a crop.

Trying drip irrigation in the greenhouse for the first time. It’s a really late start but the rutabaga and melon seeds popped up in just three days so we’ll see if we get a crop.

Road ore

Road ore! #blacksmithing #cyclist

I hear he’s been active recently!

I hear he’s been active recently!

Please remain still, the nozzle is calibrating.

Please remain still, the nozzle is calibrating.

Shucking corn on the back porch of the house I grew up in

Shucking corn on the back porch of the house I grew up in

Little woodworking trim saw does a great job on steel for a fraction of the price of a real slitting saw.

Little woodworking trim saw does a great job on steel for a fraction of the price of a real slitting saw.