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Re: Hard wheel sequence
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2018, 12:26:25 PM »

Wow, five hp.  And I thought I was into overkill.


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Re: Hard wheel sequence
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2018, 04:23:50 PM »

I made this machine 25 years ago out of stainless steel and it has seen hard usage ever since. Currently, it has a medium worn 100 grit on the right and a well worn 100 grit to the left of it. Next up is a 3" wide expando wheel. Above all of this is a selection of belts from 60 grit through 300 grit. I do 95% of my work on this and about 5% on some of the wheels on a 6" Geni. When I built the machine I designed it with the wheels rather far apart so I could do very large cabs. So far a 6" oval cab is my largest. The smallest cab I have done is a 1/8" round one so the machine is very versatile. My usual steps are rough grind on the right-hand wheel, fine grind on the other and then to a worn 100 grit belt for the first sand. Next 220 sand, 400 sand on a well worn belt and then to my slow turning carpet covered wheel with cerium oxide for the polish.

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Re: Hard wheel sequence
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2018, 09:04:13 PM »

My FranTom I have 60, 220, and 320 hard wheels.
I seldom use the 320 but when I do I am glad I have it
I have 3, 8” lortone two wheel arbors with 3” wide expandable drums. They all have plenty of room between the wheels. Gives me lots of room to work. It comes in handy when doing knifes. This set up is what I like but may not be good for others
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