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9in disc grinder tilting base?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Justin Schmidt, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Justin Schmidt

    Justin Schmidt Schmidt Forge

    Feb 18, 2016
    Does this exist? I'd like to be able to use the disc in both positions. The only one I've seen is from AMK but it doesn't appear they sell just the base. Has anyone built one? If so can you show pics?
  2. HSC ///

    HSC ///

    Nov 7, 2012
    What is a tilting base for a disc grinder? U mean u can rotate to use the disc face in a vertical or horizontal position?

    If so, there is an easier method, I believe @i4Marc showed this to me.
    You weld up a base to the motor mount and you position it by simply moving the whole unit. Pics will explain this best
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
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  3. Justin Schmidt

    Justin Schmidt Schmidt Forge

    Feb 18, 2016
    Yeah tahys what I mean. I was thinking of bolting it to some aluminum plate with a hinge
  4. jll346

    jll346 Knife maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2006
    You could inquire with AMK about their base. But I don't believe it's a quick switching back and forth thing??
  5. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley Riley Knife and Tool

    Oct 17, 2007

    Fast forward to about 3:40 to see how I did mine. Probably not the most elegant, but it works reasonably well.
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  6. Justin Schmidt

    Justin Schmidt Schmidt Forge

    Feb 18, 2016
    That's a really clever design man!
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  7. Justin Schmidt

    Justin Schmidt Schmidt Forge

    Feb 18, 2016
    Just saw this online will probably drill holes to mount the disc grinder to.
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  8. lanternnate


    Nov 5, 2016
    The other way I’ve seen is make a simple wood box and mount the disc grind to that. Then you make a “receiver” of wood panels on top of the workbench that the box sits down into with an open slot down the front. Then you can pick the entire grind and box assembly up and drop it into the receiver oriented whichever way you want it. I’ve been considering whether to try this setup or but the same thing you found. My concern with the rotating stand is height and the grinder getting farther away when the disc is horizontal. The box rig up would put the disc higher when vertical and closer when horizontal.
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  9. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    easy peasy


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  10. Justin Schmidt

    Justin Schmidt Schmidt Forge

    Feb 18, 2016
    Man that makes so much more sense! Thanks man!
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  11. coldsteelburns


    Aug 2, 2010
    Adam, I have those two images of yours saved to my computer from the last time you shared them lol. That'll be the route I'm taking when I get around to it. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    My Youtube Channel
    ... (Some older vids of some of the older knives I made)
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