Hey Darrel!..Check out your new 14" KMG1 Grinder (pics)

Aug 1, 2000
I just finished mounting this big honking 14" wheel of Darrel Ralph's onto a KMG1 for a tryout. I ran it for a bit and boy-o-boy it is silky smooth!

These big wheels track even more precise than the smaller wheels.

<a href="http://www.geocities.com/beaumontmetal/contactwheels/Mvc-435e.jpg">http://www.geocities.com/beaumontmetal/contactwheels/Mvc-435e.jpg</a>

Darrel, I'll get it to you over the weekend if that's OK. Got a motor yet?


<a href="http://www.geocities.com/beaumontmetal/contactwheels/Mvc-437e.jpg">http://www.geocities.com/beaumontmetal/contactwheels/Mvc-437e.jpg</a>


<a href="http://www.geocities.com/beaumontmetal/contactwheels/Mvc-438e.jpg">http://www.geocities.com/beaumontmetal/contactwheels/Mvc-438e.jpg</a>

Whattaya think?

Rob Frink
Beaumont Metal Works

~~~~OK, I can't figure out how to display the photos...so click on the link and that'll take you to a page on my web site that I posted them on.

<a href ="http://www.geocities.com/beaumontmetal/14inchkmg1.html">Pics of 14" KMG1</a>

[This message has been edited by rfrink (edited 05-03-2001).]

Very nice Rob!!!! How much is a 12 or a 14" wheel??

Take care!! Michael

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[This message has been edited by L6STEEL (edited 05-02-2001).]
Can't see the pictures for some reason....but I want one with the 14" wheel....how much
Seabourn, try adding a ? after the URL when the window pops up. Geocities is funny that way.

Rfrink, that wheel is a monster! Looks nice tho. *sigh* I really need to get into a house w/garage so I can start playing with the big toys.

Spiffy trick with the question mark, that worked just dandy, thanks.

That is one hell of a hollow grinding machine! The way I read that, Darrel already had the wheel but you put it on one of your models Rob?

What would a machine like that cost? That's a nice looking set-up!

Yea!, That is Darrel's wheel. He was kind enough to agree to test out a grinder for me so I hauled one over to his shop last Sunday morning early. After waking him up and nearly being eaten alive by his attack dog "Bruno"
, we went into the shop were he handed me this contact wheel along with some bearings and a shaft. I left and heading back home with a mission to build the 1st 14" KMG1....so here it is.....open for reviews.

Yes, I have 12" and 14" wheels on hand as well as 10" and the standard 8" wheels.

I haven't figured out any prices yet....heck, I was having a blast just building it...then more fun using it to grind big blocks of steel into little ones. (I gotta get out more often...hee hee)


That's what I got too, but I did like TroyO suggested.

As soon as you get to that page that says "page not available" just click your cursor behind the url and type in a question mark. Then hit enter and your gold.


Very nice work!

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[This message has been edited by Tom Marshman (edited 05-03-2001).]
That looks really nice. I like your background there too. Grinding in the garden!

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