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Just wondering if anyone has converted there old hand crank grinder. I know, go get an electric one and save time. Where's the fun in that. The coast is trashed, my kid is hunting, i've been stuck working for the last 3 weeks since the storm. So, I need a project. I've got an old hand grinder, got a motor. I just need to find some pulley's. Any idea where to pick one up at around Sugarland?
 

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I forgot to ask. If you have already built one, post up a few pics. I could use the ideas.
 

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We did it about 15 years ago. I don't know where to point you to for a sheave, but make sure you get one sized properly. You need a large sheave to be able to handle the torque needed for the grinder. Ours is about a 12" sheave and we often have to give it a little help. It sure beats wearing out your arms cranking that handle though.
 

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try ww grainger in sugarland or on their web page
 

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"Sheave" you say. I was thinking pulley. Maybe that's why i'm not finding what i'm looking for. LOL. Overworked and undereducated. I've been reading about this horsepower issue. Too little, burn up the motor, too much, could loose a limb. Thank's.
 

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The best way to do it is, use a gear reduction box and a coupler with a rubber bushing. Everything you need you can buy from Nothern Tool and Equipment. Forget the pulleys--too dangerous.
 

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Man, you guy's are great. I'm in business now. Thank's fellas. I'd love to see a pic of this gear driven apperatice..
 
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