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A New Cover For My Polishing Wheel

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« on: January 26, 2014, 04:52:43 pm »

What motivated me to design and build my machine 40 years ago was 1) Those that have the real high front lip are very uncomfortable to work on,  2) it hard to see what you are doing and 3) they have no room to work on  larger cabs.
When I built mine I spaced the wheels farther apart, lifted them up  higher, made more room around the wheels, lowered the lip to  1" high. made a ledge on the lip to rest your hands on and extended the tray further out so that I can rest my (big) belly against it so all the water stays in the tray. I also added ports above the wheels for the water to drip down on the wheels. I installed strips of denim to ride on the wheels to reduce the spray and to spread the water across the wheels. I get very little water on me and none on the floor. My machine is on wheels also. OH, and I made it out of 16 ga stainless with welded seams.
I still wish I had the wheels up higher and with even more room around them. My current machine limits me to only making 6" cabs and I sometimes want to do bigger ones.
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