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Thread: Little ole' Iron reserection project II

  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
    Palm Springs, Ca

    Little ole' Iron reserection project II

    Well i came across a old hand tool ginder that is made of some cast iron on a wood platform. I attached some before pictures and when i done with it ill post up some after shots. Im just going to restore it best i can as it is right now. All the parts are there but the wheel itself has a chip out of it but in the end it should look fairly good. Think im going to use Navy Gel that i have laying around to remove the rust and then try to wire brush it down on my drill press.............just saving another pc of old stuff from the scrap yard...........any other thoughts ??????? Dan
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Hand grinder-1 (450 x 600).jpg   Hand grinder-2 (600 x 450).jpg  
    Last edited by Dan Mosley; 12-13-2008 at 03:21 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Hi Dan, that project looks like a rewarding one, not too complex and you can get a fantastic sharpening tool that will never burn the edge of you tools, but it will need some "elbow grease".

    I look forward to see its evolution.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Last edited by Toni Ciuraneta; 12-13-2008 at 11:11 AM.
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    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Cool, a direct drive cordless grinder

    Watch that Navy Jelly, nasty stuff, make sure you open a window, at least a crack.

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    The Heart of Dixie
    If you have an angle grinder, just buy a twisted wire cup brush and skip the naval jelly. You have have that thing cleaned in 15 minutes.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    If you can disassemble the whole thing it would be a perfect candidate for a bath in an electrolytic de-rusting tub. Easy project to make.

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    Not sure where you live but I got the cradle that guy sits on. When I bought my aircraft carrier the owner of the place told me about some guy who came in to get one of these things. They agreed upon a price, then the guy took tools out of his car dismantled the wheel from the frame and went off. For hauling it away I got an old motor, flywheel and leather belt arrangement to spin that guy via electrons. I'd give it to you if you were close.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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