28 / 04 / 2018 | Videos

Make it extreme's english wheel


This time’s creation is generally a simple machine in the field of metallurgy but it is necessary for processing aluminium and iron sheets. The particular machine is used to shape the metal sheets moulding the metal and shrinking some of its parts by pressing two metallic wheels. The making of this particular machine has not been generally changed for many years now. We mainly have a metallic shape like the letter ‘C’ which has two metallic wheels in its two sides. The wheel on the top is straight while the wheel at the bottom is called anvil wheel and it is chosen and changed according to the declination that we want to have on our sheet metal. 

To save money, we chose a difficult way of making our machine as we bended a metallic beam upn 16cm wide, 6.5 cm tall and 390 cm long in the shape of ‘C’. On the top surface of the ‘C’, we put a wheel made by stainless steel of 8cm width and 20cm diameter. 

On this wheel, we placed two ball bearings that enable the wheel to roll smoothly and comfortably. On the  bottom surface of the ‘C’, we made a basis, on which the anvil wheels are located and these wheels are going up and down supported by a screw that we made on the lathe and it spins with a wheel. This wheel regulates the pressure exerted on the metal sheet that we use to process between the two wheels. 

To conclude, our machine is 220cm tall and it can easily process even big pieces. Also, we put the ‘C’ on a stable basis in order to have a good and stable support avoiding any vibrations. It is with great pleasure that we made this machine as now, we are able to make pieces for machines, cars and generally many pieces that we could not make before having it. In this way, the structure with the number 0081 has been successfully completed.

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07 / 04 / 2018 | Videos

Angle Grinder Hack 7



This time we came up with just a simple, cheap and pleasant creation to add another video in our collection of the category of angle grinder hacks. Our angle grinder with the number 0080 can be converted into a belt grinder and belt sander. There is no need to use any specialized machines to make this structure, it has been made just to please some people who either they do not have any special equipment or they just want to make an easy and not time consuming gadget providing them with fun making it.

Firstly, we started our structure making a wheel with diameter 50mm and 60mm width using a piece of a tube that is used on a structure of hydraulic pistons. The reason that we used this particular kind of tube is because it has greater accuracy compared to a regular one. Also, it is thicker and this allows us to make the proper corrections and to improve the normal spinning of this metallic wheel in case it occurs some eccentric rotation. 

In addition, we welded a screw taken by an old angle grinder with a fold of 14m to be screwed on the axis of the angle grinder without risking it to be disconnected during its function. This is how we created the motivational power that urges the glass paper belt to spin. 

Also, on the angle grinder we fixed a metallic base that is stabilized by a screw where the handle of the angle grinder is placed and by putting another screw, the metallic base holds tightly the point, where the bumper of the angle grinder is located. Thus, we made a secure hold on the added tool. On this basis, we also made a metallic fork that is able to move 2cm backwards in order to enable the glass paper belt to be placed. This fork can be also pushed forward using a spring. At the front side of the fork, we put a wheel taken by a small skateboard. We used this wheel because of its ideal shape and because it is a component that is easy to find.
However, its only disadvantage compared to an aluminium wheel is that it is less tolerant to the loads as well as to the high temperatures that occur. 

Placing the belt on the two wheels and activating the angle grinder, the belt spins in high speed giving us the opportunity to rub the objects that we want on it. Moreover, we made a basis on which our machine remains stable on the workbench making it usable and portable. Also, we made a basis on which we place all the material that we use for our work in order to be able to process them with a great convenience. 

Finally, changing position of our machine in relation to the angle grinder, it is converted from a belt grinder into a portable, belt sander for narrow points. While spending our time pleasantly, we created a structure for fun mostly which also has amazing capabilities.

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