Custom stand for my belt grinder

My heavy-duty 2×72″ belt grinder has been clamped down to a wobbly stack of 2×8’s for way too long. So I built a custom stand, with drawers for storing attachments and accessories (I expect to make many add-ons for my grinder over the coming months). The back corner is notched out to give the motor a place to swing when the grinder is tilted between its vertical and horizontal orientations, and I added a pedestal that holds the frequency drive up where it’s easy to reach and out of the way.

I made two videos for this project. One is short, intended for education and entertainment, while the other is significantly longer, and gives you all the dimensions and details on how to build the stand. I’ll embed them both below, and I’d love to hear what you think of this two-video-per-project style.

If you are interested in building this project, you can download my Sketchup model for free:

Download: Belt grinder stand.zip

Note: The .zip file above contains a Sketchup (.skp) file, so you will need to un-zip and extract the .skp file before opening it.  You will need the latest version of Sketchup in order to view this model.

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