I’m tearing that hand powered grinder apart and am of course finding a bunch of issues but after I cleaned all the dirt and grime off the handle I found the name of the outfit that made it.
US $249.00 <<<<<<<<<——!!!!
Delivery in 3-4 days
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!!!
Holy jumping Jehosephat.
Right off the bat I see that the one I bought is a slightly different model, it doesn’t have that clamping bracket and screw on it and there is no cover over the main gear. One of the tines for the guard adjustment bracket is broke off and the shaft that the main gear spins on has a bunch of wear on it.
After scraping about a half a cup full of crap off of it and taking as much of it apart as I could, I couldn’t get the main gear off the shaft because of the casting for the driven gear.
I studied it for a few minutes, stuck it in my Home Made Hydraulic Bench Press and pressed it right out.
One look and I thinks to myself that it isn’t anything special, it looks like plain old 1/2 inch steel rod.
let me see, rummage rummage, move some shit and AHA!
I thought so.
So now I need to cut me a little hunk off the end of that, drill a hole in one end for the retaining pin, round the ends off a little bit and press it back together. AFTER I clean everything up and paint it.
That broken tine is going to be an issue. I’m thinking that if I can find a suitable piece to use, of drilling, pinning and brazing something back on there.
Should be easy enough to get it cleaned up and at least operational again.
Two hundred and fifty bucks my achin’ ass, that is exactly what I was talking about yesterday at that garage sale thing where I bought this little unit for twenty bucks at.
Put the word Vintage in front of it and try and get some ridiculous price for it.
When I get done with this one it should be worth at least twenty five.