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Old 01-25-2015, 02:56 PM   #4041
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Shopvac + grinder = fire :-( Don't try this without a water/quench system in place.
Sure, if you fill it full of sawdust first... clean it out or dedicate a small one.

Heck they are wet/dry, put some water in the tank.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:33 PM   #4042
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I've thought about putting an elbow there, at least. I guess the advantage of having all those tools together is that it would simplify a vacuum system. I'd just need some place to put the cannister.

The sander is the thing that generates the most debris. But it's not easily rigged for a vacuum.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:43 PM   #4043
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It may not be the most convenient, but if it's plumbed, you can hook up only when you use them, or get a 1 gallon job and use that.

The belt sander just needs a tray, under it connected to the vac hose, and you can probably add a connection to the disc sander lower housing.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:48 PM   #4044
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I've thought about putting an elbow there, at least. I guess the advantage of having all those tools together is that it would simplify a vacuum system. I'd just need some place to put the cannister.

The sander is the thing that generates the most debris. But it's not easily rigged for a vacuum.
Speaking of dust from a sander, have you tried throwing some into your fireplace?
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:55 PM   #4045
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Vac canister up on ceiling?
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:16 PM   #4046
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That's something I'm thinking about.

Today, I got the home-made ID plate for the front of the thing. As you can see, it's printed onto an aluminum plate. The fine white print on black didn't come out very well. If I did it again, I'd use bolder type so the black wouldn't bleed in. But for a garage, it'll do fine.

If you read carefully, you can see my 'custom' warning text.



And here it is, ready for some use:



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Old 01-29-2015, 05:18 PM   #4047
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Awesome, I love it...
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:39 PM   #4048
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That's something I'm thinking about.

Today, I got the home-made ID plate for the front of the thing. As you can see, it's printed onto an aluminum plate. The fine white print on black didn't come out very well. If I did it again, I'd use bolder type so the black wouldn't bleed in. But for a garage, it'll do fine.

If you read carefully, you can see my 'custom' warning text.




Love the label mod!
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:42 PM   #4049
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I think the label is a great addition!
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:05 PM   #4050
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Looks like you have grinders for every job. I'm up to three myself.

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Looks good Jack!

Have you considered a shop vac hookup for the big grinder so it doesn't bury the "little" Craftsman? you could use a PVC elbow and Tee and have it come out next to the Craftsman.
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Shopvac + grinder = fire :-( Don't try this without a water/quench system in place.
I've been doing online research the last few days on different dust collection systems for my Baldor grinder and have seen vacuum systems on a lot of units. There are also a lot of comments that it will start at fire, but I havent seen anything about an actual dedicated bench grinder dust collector fire. When I saw the Baldor dust collection system (shown below). It made me wonder how many grinder fires actually happen since the stuff is discharged into a bag.



Here is a non vacuum dust collector I found on a grinder that I may try to copy with a large ammo can. My dad used two olive oil cans sitting behind the discharge of his bench grinder for years and it worked fine.

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Old 01-29-2015, 10:24 PM   #4051
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Well, I can tell you from personal experience, that it's pretty easy to start a fire with a grinder, in my case a hand held one. The object of combustion was a pair of overalls.

Coincidently, I was wearing them at the time.

Learned to make better choices in work wear after that :-). Jack, the "easter egg" label is about perfect in my book :-)
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:13 AM   #4052
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The new grinder looks great Jack, I love the "custom" label.
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:40 PM   #4053
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I love the label on your block grinder. Is that template available?

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Old 01-31-2015, 07:11 AM   #4054
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Uh oh, looks like Jack has contracted Blockhead Fever. Nice job,I like it, nothing fancy, but clean. Nice job on the tag too!
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:45 AM   #4055
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In my shop I was able to modify my more modern el-cheapo grinders for dust collection. The shop is more of a woodworking shop but I do do a modest amount of metal work and fabrication. So when I originally laid out the shop I plumed my dust collection system to each of my bench tools and my grinders. In hind sight I realized it wasn't well thought out plan because once I used the grinder with the vac system running and saw all those sparks getting sucked away all I could think of was hot metal sparks and fine saw dust probably don't mix so good! I have since set the hoses up to be temporarily attached to my shop vac as needed.

Anyhow, I really wanted to show how I initially achieved successful dust collection with the grinders. I hope this picture illustrates how I cut some holes in the back of the grinder side guards and used some PVC pipes, elbows, and tees to collect the dust. I scavenged an old vacuum cleaner hose from the side of the road on a garbage day to complete the connection.

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Old 02-02-2015, 06:32 AM   #4056
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That's something I'm thinking about.

Today, I got the home-made ID plate for the front of the thing. As you can see, it's printed onto an aluminum plate. The fine white print on black didn't come out very well. If I did it again, I'd use bolder type so the black wouldn't bleed in. But for a garage, it'll do fine.

If you read carefully, you can see my 'custom' warning text.


Is this a printed decal put on aluminum or printed directly on stock? Great ideal on the fine print.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:40 AM   #4057
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I love the label on your block grinder. Is that template available?
I'll check with the guy who originally made it. If it's okay with him, I'll link a copy.

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Is this a printed decal put on aluminum or printed directly on stock? Great ideal on the fine print.
It's printed directly on aluminum. Details:

I got it printed by Bay Photo. Including shipping, it was about $15 -- which is steep relative to the cost of a second-hand grinder, but cheap considering how much the faded decal would have bugged me over the years.

It's a 4"x4" print with 1/8" rounded corners, printed with a gloss finish on aluminum. (Google how to get a 25% discount on your first order, if you use them.) Here's a link:

http://www.bayphoto.com/metal.../sin...and-prices.htm

I used the same type of metal print for the replacement Wilton ID plate I made for one of my vises.



But in that case, I just printed the stuff on a larger sheet and cut it out, which didn't work as well.


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Old 02-02-2015, 10:44 AM   #4058
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Awesome mod to the name plate. I would like a template for print as well, Jack!
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Tim, I was looking at your Slat Grid in your post....I bought some as well....mounted to the wall on my garage to better store rakes, shovels, trimmers etc.

I could not see how you hung your tools from your post....can you show a closer pic of what you are using for attachment. Much thanks, Grant
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Tim, I was looking at your Slat Grid in your post....I bought some as well....mounted to the wall on my garage to better store rakes, shovels, trimmers etc.

I could not see how you hung your tools from your post....can you show a closer pic of what you are using for attachment. Much thanks, Grant
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