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Thread: DIY Disc Sander, for fitting recoil pads to gun stocks

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    DIY Disc Sander, for fitting recoil pads to gun stocks

    Hang in there, it's a bit of a long story... but I get there in the end.

    So, a couple weeks ago my weed whacker finally died after 15 hard years of abuse. The string head disintegrated and parts went flying to the four corners of my paddock! The motor still went, so not being the type to get down about things like this I saw an opportunity...

    I started to think, hmmm... bacon.... 22cc 2-stroke engine.... Kate Moss.... is 7mm better than .30cal... bacon.... oh yeah, that's right focus, make something good out of that shitty old weed whacker motor.




    And finally it became this:




    Now I know I've lost you...where's the disc sander, what the Fuck?????

    Well it was the left over grip tape from the deck that gave me another idea...yes, the disc sander.

    So here it is:




    Works great...crank it up to 2000rpm and watch stuff turn to dust right in front of your eyes! It's one of those tools you'll find uses for, then wonder how you've got by this far in life without one

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    And putting it to use:


    Using chalk dust to highlight the scribed line to sand up to.



    And finished. Not too bad for a first attempt.

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    Will be making one of those . Right up there with my lathe powered berly mincer

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    How fast does the board go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    How fast does the board go?

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    Its 225mm in diameter, spinning at 2000rpm.

    So that's

    π.225m 2000/60 = 23m/s

    Or

    82kph

    That's edge surface speed.

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    I'm glad you checked your maths! 5040kph = Mach 4+
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    Well done! Love both


    So how fast does the weed eater go now......

    And why no pics of the Kate Moss thought?
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    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    I'm glad you checked your maths! 5040kph = Mach 4+
    Ah you saw that...doing maths and drinking a few beers doesn't always work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Well done! Love both


    So how fast does the weed eater go now......

    And why no pics of the Kate Moss thought?
    I copied a Go-ped I already had, and bent/welded the frame up myself. And used a few parts from a kids bike and made the rest to make it all work. As usual there was a lot more work to complete than I had anticipated.

    A proper Go-ped will do about 40kph. The one I made from the weed whacker only does about 20kph... and hence has been christened the "Slow-ped". But none the less, it was still a satisfying project to see through to a useable toy that people can have fun on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    I copied a Go-ped I already had, and bent/welded the frame up myself. And used a few parts from a kids bike and made the rest to make it all work. As usual there was a lot more work to complete than I had anticipated.

    A proper Go-ped will do about 40kph. The one I made from the weed whacker only does about 20kph... and hence has been christened the "Slow-ped". But none the less, it was still a satisfying project to see through to a useable toy that people can have fun on.

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    Hell yeah. Like the whole project. Time is not a measure on these type of projects...

    Is there a second, more adult version on the plan board?
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Hell yeah. Like the whole project. Time is not a measure on these type of projects...

    Is there a second, more adult version on the plan board?
    I've still got this one on the go, but I'm having a break from it until after the roar as I've spent to much time on it and wasn't enjoying working on it.



    I am looking forward to finishing and enjoying it, but no rush as I'll keep this one for life.

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    I wonder where you got the idea for the sander KJ ?

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    Im very suspicious you claim to have got 15 years hard use out of a McCullock !!!!!!!. Are we talkin dog years , or Aussie hard work......or both
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    Vegetarians Bah !! . If god didn't want us to eat animals he wouldn't have made them out of meat ! .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop3r View Post
    I wonder where you got the idea for the sander KJ ?
    Some good looking man named Terry, I stole the idea right from him without him realising

    I'm working on making his trick little gig next

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