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He Modified Makita Handheld Grinder To Use It Like A Lathe
Pat Prom, Eden Prairie, Minn. 55347: "I modified my Makita handheld grinder so I could use it like a lathe to Šturn' down a hardened 1 1/2-in. dia. steel shaft to mount a bearing and a sprocket hub on it. I removed the side-mounted handle from the grinder and bolted on a small angle iron bracket. The angle iron fits into the cross feed slot on my turning lathe, where the tool bit would normally mount. The grinder's body is laid on its side, and its 4-in. dia. stone wheel is actually below the center of the shaft. However, that isn't a problem because the wheel turns in the same direction as the shaft. It works great."

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2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5