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Big Bill

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  1. Late update. My uncle (Alstar Knives) gave me an 8 inch contact wheel that already had a bearing with a 5/8" ID and I've been using it. The other 2 contact wheels with the 30mm id bearings are still sitting on a shelf. The 2x72 belt grinder is doing very well!. Except for when it caught my glove and pulled my hand between the belt and the wheel, breaking my thumb. That put a kink in my guitar playing and thumb wrestling for a couple of months. I cranked out a couple knives for myself recently and then a young man (17) wanted me to help him make his own knife, so we cranked that one o
  2. Thanks to Bill Kirkley, Alan, Jeremy, Jerrod. JeffM and Bruno! You guys stepped up and i certainly appreciate it. I'll let you know how the build goes.
  3. I'm building a basic 2x72 KMG-Style belt grinder. I was able to pick up a couple of contact wheels (6" and 8") for a decent price, but I immediately discovered that the bearing center hole is 30mm (1.18"). My plan was to use a 3 in. bolt for a shaft bolted into the 1.75x1.75 box steel tool arm. The problem I have is that I can't find any 30mm dia. bolts locally, and even if I did, that's a HUGE bolt and I don't even have a 30mm drill bit anyway. Any suggestions on how to use these contact wheels? Big Bill
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