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Old 04-07-2018, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Gail Obendorf View Post
We've been saving $$ to buy some cold working equipment for our small, home based glass shop. [Something beyond my trusty dremmel ]
There are so many options and everything looks amazing & useful
We would love to get some advice on where to start.
Dependable, reasonably priced brands...
Essential, couldn't run my cold shop without it equipment...
Stay away from this...

I know someone who has a Somaca 106 x 4 belt machine and 24" steel top grinding wheel for sale if going to Pittsburg fits your plans.
give me a call if you want more info 804 334 8462
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:06 PM
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So, after looking at the Hot Glass book's plans, and reading the various coldworking threads, it seems I need more than one 30" grinding wheel.

Looks like ideally, I need 2 wheels with 2 grits, plus a smaller wheel for cork/cerium. 1 and 1 at least. True or False?

I have about $1500-1750 to spend. I primarily need to flatten bottoms, fix punty marks etc. Basic finishing. Will a belt sander be better for me?
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:23 PM
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A belt sander will do a poor job flattening anything. If you were to build a single machine I would suggest using diamonds and having two different pads to put on the thing. I would advocate for a machine at least 24" capacity. Probably a 120 grit pad and a finishing pad would be best. They would need a hole in the center unless you can build with a threaded opening in the underside of the wheel.
Now, I don't like that type setup and I don't use it but I have a lot of machines that I built over the decades so I can afford to be pissy. They do take up a lot of room.

You still need the 106 machine unfortunately. It is profoundly handy to have. Just don't expect it to flatten bottoms well.
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
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