This is a gallery of some of the amazing builds that have have been submitted to me since 2013.
This is Derek Melton's 2 x 72" with a 2 hp motor and VFD combo. The best part of this setup is that
it tilts 90° so it goes vertical or horizontal. Nice setup!
Kenneth DeRosier's 2"x72" with stepped sheaves on a 2 hp 4 pole 1800 RPM motor for variable speed.
That giant work rest is sweet!
Lin did all his own machine work. Very cool build!
Here's a couple of grinders built by Steve Gann. One is for himself in blue, and the other is for his school metal shop where he's a teacher. The motors are 1.5 horsepower 2 pole TEFC.
Great looking builds Steve! Thanks for sending the photos.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced motor and VFD that's perfect for a grinder build, check out Dealer's TEFC Motor and VFD combo. This particular setup is 1.5 horsepower and a 7/8" shaft, so you will need a 7/8" bore drive wheel.
I have helped more than a few makers get this package up and running and will post some connection diagrams so you can bring out the remote start/stop and speed control.
durable grinder wheels for a low cost 2x72" DIY build.
These wheels are engineered, glass-filled nylon (durable composite plastic) with 1616RS bearings. The wheels in this set are two 2-1/4"x 2" and one larger diameter crowned 2-1/4" x 3" which is designed to assist in belt tracking.
The installed wheel's bearings are 1616RS which will mount with any 1/2" bolt. Plan for three 1/2" NC x 3" Grade 8 bolts and suitable nylon lock nuts.
Thank you for submitting your grinder builds. Hopefully there are many more to come.
If you have built a grinder based on this design, please send me a photo and let me know some specs. I'll be happy to show yours here. My email address is