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    Queen City grinder

    Not exactly an old wood working machine but sure has lots of iron in it! I bought this for use in restoring the old machines. Going to put a wire brush on one side and probably a keep the buffing wheel on the other side.

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    It has a cast iron base which I love! Stability!! I am guessing it weighs in around 200 lbs? The two of us loaded it without any real problem, but no doubt it was heavy. I think when I get around to cleaning and repainting this one I am going to paint it a dark green. My shop needs some color in it and this thing looks like a dark green machine to me.

    Motor is a 1 HP 1750 RPM. It's 3 phase but the good thing is it is 220/440 volt. That means I can probably pick up a 440v VFD off of Ebay cheap!

    He tossed in a couple of other things. (Trying to clean out a garage I suspect) A Delta Homecraft 4" jointer. Not sure what I will do with this.
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    And this really cool old Craftsman air compressor. No idea if it is or can be made to work, but I am going to try. I can see it with the aluminum case polished up and that red repainted. Would make one cool looking compressor. If I can get it work I would be prefect to take to a car to air up a tire.

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    It still has the Craftsman 1/3 hp motor on it too.
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    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
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    nice scores jeff! do you have a phase converter allready"
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    No Todd. Since I have most of the machines I want I will just find a VFD for it. Can't justify a phase converter unless I got a lot more 3 phase machines. Since this motor is a 220/440V and the 440 VFD's go a lot cheaper on EBay than the 220v. Should be able to pick one up really reasonable.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    Love that integral cast dip pot Jeff! Sure beats a coffee can on a wire bail.

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    Nice score, Jeff. I doubt you'll be able to bog that thing down while feeding it steel.
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    Great score Jef, I haven't seen any 1 phase input inverters that were 460 Volts, all of them I've seen were 230 Volts...hmm I guess I need to look around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Great score Jef, I haven't seen any 1 phase input inverters that were 460 Volts
    I was told they exist but I have not found one yet either. So I may have been mislead. But this is dual voltage motor so no problem there. Can go with 220v unit. Just looking for one at a reasonable price.
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    Jeff,
    Here's one that would work for $125 from Automation direct.

    http://web1.automationdirect.com/adc...trol)/GS1-21P0

    It brand new. They have a lot of differant models. They are a good source.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Thanks Don, will keep that one in mind. Thats is a good price on a new one.

    I am watching on EBay for now, sometimes there are some good deals. Problem is right now people are spending Christmas money (thats why I am about to list some stuff too!) so prices are higher. But something will come along.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    OK Jeff, I think you’ve gone over your “allotted great finds” for the week!
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    friend...if you have one."
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    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
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