Baldor Miter Gauge
I purchased a "bargain" Baldor 500 Carbide grinder on eBay. It looked great in pics, but it went cheap as there was something in description about it not working correctly. I took a gamble and found out that the motor was toast - the windings in the field coils were shorted (it looked like a manufacturing error as this couldn't have seen much use. Also one of the end castings was broken.
Not to be deterred - I found a place in L.A. that would rewind the motor for $300 and I was able to weld the casting back together. So I ended up with a pretty nice unit.
BUT - I still wanted a miter gauge. I started to look for one, but they run $145+ used on eBay! No way! Here's a pic of the PB-547. It's about 1" tall by 3" wide.
So what's a person to do? Make your own of course. I made it out of some scrap I had around. The fence part was done on my CNC and I used Fusion 360 for the CAD/CAM. Took about a day to get it done. Here's my version, I think it turned out OK and I know I'll use it.
Here's a bit of detail
9/14/2019 09:23:14 pm
I am one of the crew restoring USS Pampanito, a WW II submarine museum and memorial in San Francisco. We have been building a small manual machine shop (https://maritime.org/pres/shop) and received a Baldor 500 grinder. It is missing the miter gauge so we will have to build one. Is there any chance you could send us your drawings to save us a bit of time reverse engineering this. It is simple, but you have already been through the learning curve.
11/19/2019 03:56:28 pm
There are lots of projects that I want to get my hands on, but I just don't have the time. I think that if I can get my hands on more projects, then I will be able to learn faster. I think that it is better to get experience while I am still young. Of course, this is not for certain, but it is what I believe in. I hope that I get the time to do all of these projects.
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