The motor came in Monday, but I was out of town till yesterday evening. So, I wired it yesterday, and mounted the motor and vfd today. This thing is really nice running, so far I'm running it at around 40% at the fastest, but am starting to become more comfortable with it. My camera was dead on battery, so no pics of wiring or mounting, but I do have finished photos.
Giving the grinder a test run
I ordered a glass platen liner, it came in today, and after grinding today, I can see why the glass platen will be nice, it got hot! I also grabbed some other stuff, a handful of earplugs, the cool ones with flames, and some glow in the dark paracord.
And from Amazon I ordered some safety goggles, and a respirator, as well as two extra filters.
Hi, I'm Stephen Stumbo, I'm 18 yrs old, and a self taught knifesmith/blacksmith. All through my childhood I've had affinity for blades, probably starting with my first pocket knife. At 12 I tried to grind a knife out of a sawzall blade, and was so proud of how it turned out. At 14 I convinced my dad to help me make a forge so I could try blacksmithing. After building the forge I had a rough time getting started, but after meeting a local blacksmith and getting some tips, I went at it. About a year into blacksmithing (2009) I decided to try my hand at making knives. I started out terribly, but I've slowly been progressing to where you see now. Take a look around, and let me know what you think, you can also find me on facebook to keep up with the goings on around the ole smithy.