He’s gonna stay down too.
I couldn’t stand it and went out in the garage for a quick thrash session and threw the bitch together before coming in to get cleaned up for the night.
I’m not quite done with it and that is a staged picture, in a way. The motor isn’t tightened down yet so the belt is loose and the cheap Harbor Freight sanding discs won’t even stick to the new plate long enough for me to take a picture but the damn thing does work finally. I also will have to put the little plastic cover back over the drive belt when I get everything lined up and tightened down.
Here is a picture of it running and if you will notice, the sanding belt is tracking right in the middle like it’s supposed to.
I actually had to throw the main shaft in the Mini lathe and true up the end the sanding disc goes on. It didn’t want to fit in the new cast iron backing plate either.
It took me quite a while to get the runout walked in on the little four jaw chuck but once I got it close I turned maybe 4 thousands off the shaft just where the backing plate slides on. The driven pulley behind it slid on so easy it was damn near sloppy so I didn’t mess with that section any. Then there was some light pounding action to get the new fucking bearings on the shaft and in the bores at the same time. I had to mess with that because if they didn’t both go on at the same time basically, one would drive the other back out.
So here’s a great big Fuck You I Win just because the thing was pissing me off there for a while.
I’ll finish the thing up tomorrow night after I get back from that damn wedding.
Then I have some rearranging to do so I can find a convenient place to put it so I can actually use the damn thing.