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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Grinder Stand

    I just finished up this grinder stand tonight. Its not woodworking, but if you have a welder, a friend with a welder, or can find a local welding shop, this is inexpensive in the parts department. The base is a 14" steel wheel. The column is an old column out of my parent's basement (they had to replace them all because the bottom 1-2" rusted out. The top is a piece of 3/8" thick plate. The column happened to fit inside the center hub of the wheel perfectly so I just welded the column to the wheel (outside of the wheel facing down) and welded the top on. I then mixed up a bag of concrete and filled the wheel cavity. Finally I filled the column with packed play sand from the bottom and capped it with a round oak plug driven in with a mallet. The only vibration comes from the fact that my floor and/or the wheel aren't perfectly flat. I plan to fix that by putting some pieces of rubber under the wheel strategically place to make it rock-free.

    BTW, the wood is just to hold it off the floor since I put another coat of paint on the wheel tonight.

  2. #2
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    Thumbs up

    .... Good idea Matt, I have often thought of doing something like that and probably still will. The thing I like about it is, it's portable. You can take it to the job if necessary .

    Good job


    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meiser View Post
    I just finished up this grinder stand tonight. Its not woodworking, but if you have a welder, a friend with a welder, or can find a local welding shop, this is inexpensive in the parts department. The base is a 14" steel wheel. The column is an old column out of my parent's basement (they had to replace them all because the bottom 1-2" rusted out. The top is a piece of 3/8" thick plate. The column happened to fit inside the center hub of the wheel perfectly so I just welded the column to the wheel (outside of the wheel facing down) and welded the top on. I then mixed up a bag of concrete and filled the wheel cavity. Finally I filled the column with packed play sand from the bottom and capped it with a round oak plug driven in with a mallet. The only vibration comes from the fact that my floor and/or the wheel aren't perfectly flat. I plan to fix that by putting some pieces of rubber under the wheel strategically place to make it rock-free.

    BTW, the wood is just to hold it off the floor since I put another coat of paint on the wheel tonight.
    Thinking about a project without ACTION is just DAY DREAMING .

  3. #3
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    Hey Matt, I used to have one just like that!

    Better than any stand you can buy for sure, nice job!
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