MEMBER ITEMS FOR SALE
Custom Knives | Other Knives | General Items
-------------------------------------------
New Posts | New PhotosAll Photos



Go Back   The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions > Custom Knife Discussion Boards > Tool Time

Tool Time Let's talk shop. Equipment, Tips & Tricks, Safety issues - Post it here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-09-2013, 05:04 PM
migolito migolito is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
DIY KMG Grnder-COMPLETED

Here's goes another build. This time it will be a KMG clone. My (mechanical Engineer) son, tells me my design is WAY overbuilt, but, hey, I'm using what I got.

The plan:
1. 2hp single phase 110/220v motor. Off ebay (Leeson tefc w/100 hours on it) $100- shipped
2. Trailer hitch 2" material and 2.5" receiver hitch material, some 1/4 angle iron, some 1/2 steel and a 1/4 steel plate bottom.
3. All my wheels, pulleys, etc are from Beaumont.
4. Welding=neighbor.
5. Grade 8 bolts for axles, stops etc.

I'll shoot some pics and try to post a video when done.

M

Last edited by migolito; 04-19-2013 at 01:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-11-2013, 01:30 PM
migolito migolito is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
2013-04-10 02.40.19.jpg

2013-04-10 02.16.21.jpg


First attempt at photos...lets see. These kinda give an idea of my basic construction using 2.5" and 2" hitch material welded to a .25 plate. The uprights are .50". I realize its over built, but, I ain't carrying the thing very far
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-11-2013, 01:33 PM
migolito migolito is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
2013-04-10 02.10.33.jpg

2013-04-10 02.07.53.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Fulmaduro's Avatar
Fulmaduro Fulmaduro is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 318
I like big and overbuilt! I am a bull in a china shop and appreciate well built things! Looks like you are well on your way. Please keep posting pics.

Tony Z


__________________
ABS Apprentice Bladesmith
USMC Veteran
VFW Life Member

"Retreat? Hell, we just got here!"
Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC
Battle Of Belleau Wood June 1918
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-19-2013, 01:55 PM
migolito migolito is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 15
2013-04-18 23.32.00.jpg

2013-04-18 23.32.15.jpg

It's done! Please forgive the screwy color, but, I like it. Total $$ into this was about $400- including the motor. I have it up temporarily on wooden blocks until I mount it to my bench. Runs very smooth and tracks perfect.

Specs:
Motor 1.5 hp @ 115v or 2hp @ 220v. I have it @ 115v.
The bottom is .25 plate
The uprights welded to the bottom are 2" trailer hitch material and the horizontal piece that they are welded to is 2.5" receiver hitch.
The material holding the belt wheels is .50 flat bar. All axles are grade 8. I used DOM spacer material I cut to length to fine align the wheels.
This thing is extremely heavy-but it ain't meant to be portable.

For those contemplating a build like this, the bottom line is its straight forward and simple enough. However, I needed someone to weld it together as I don't weld. Also, I needed a metal chop saw for all the little cuts( I used a $100 Harbor Freight 14" that worked, but, only marginally-it's going back). As to quality, only time will tell, but, I believe I could drop this off the roof and it would run just fine...it's way over built
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-19-2013, 02:38 PM
R. Yates's Avatar
R. Yates R. Yates is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Hills of Tennessee
Posts: 431
Well Built and done too .Not get to work ! LOL

Sam


__________________
R. Yates 13 & On Forge

Live and Let Live , Do Not trespass on Life or Me! As we are not so kind or forgiving !
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-19-2013, 06:16 PM
miketheknife's Avatar
miketheknife miketheknife is offline
Steel Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: High Point, NC
Posts: 196
As to a chop saw I would try a pawn shop. I know they all have them in my area. Its a way to get a brand name saw at rock bottom prices.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-19-2013, 09:28 PM
Fulmaduro's Avatar
Fulmaduro Fulmaduro is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 318
That looks really nice! I love that blue actually. I've got an arc welder and all the tools so I might make a 2nd grinder and do it like yours. Thanks for the pics!

Tony Z


__________________
ABS Apprentice Bladesmith
USMC Veteran
VFW Life Member

"Retreat? Hell, we just got here!"
Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC
Battle Of Belleau Wood June 1918
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-24-2013, 09:31 PM
copkevin's Avatar
copkevin copkevin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: La Grange, Texas
Posts: 11
Me and my brother made two KMG clones from plans on the internet. They worked pretty good but my brother could only Gorilla weld. I got a big bonus from work and bought me a KMG. It is so nice. But the homemade clone works too if you cant afford a real KMG.

Last edited by copkevin; 10-24-2013 at 09:32 PM. Reason: typo/punctuation
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
angle, back, brand, build, design, diy, flat, homemade, iron, leeson, made, make, material, mount, post, simple, spacer, steel, tools, video, weld, welding


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.




KNIFENETWORK.COM
Copyright © 2000
? CKK Industries, Inc. ? All Rights Reserved
Powered by ...

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The Knife Network : All Rights Reserved