I have a pretty exciting weekend lined up. First, I bought a mill for slotting guards. It's an extravagance but my carpal tunnel syndrome is slowing me down too much. I have seven knives that need guards so I just bit the bullit. My 9" 1* taper disk came in from Nathan, and I have a 1.5hp 3ph motor and vfd to control it. I now have all the supplies for my 2x72, and decided to do a proper vfd, rather than the step pullies I was going to run originally. The 2hp 3ph motor will be delivered Tuesday. I know I won't get it all done, but I will be enjoying some cool beverages and playing in the shop. I'll take some pics of how far I get at the end of the weekend.
I am not a doctor but I would like to tell you that a few years ago my MD doctor said It looked like I was getting the first stages of Carpel tunnel syn with my complaints etc, In my right forearm and wrist especially. I mentioned this to a chiropractor that I saw from time to time and he adjusted my elbows and the pain was relieved by over 90%.
So much wrist and forearm & handwork can pull your elbow out of the joint, so to speak.
So you might want to have it checked out?
Congrats on the new toys and you will be very have with speed control. I find that each kind and grit of belt has a speed sweet spot where the work best and sometimes you just can get there with step pulleys.