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Offline websterz

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Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« on: February 28, 2009, 07:21:53 PM »
The prices on fine pole mag chucks, even used ones, are a bit out of my range right now. I am restoring a Gallmeyer & Livingston #25 surface grinder and need a small chuck for grinding nickel-sized parts. I have a 2x4x1/2" neodymium magnet...sucker will lift over 300 pounds. I am thinking of a camlock that will raise and lower the magnetic inside an aluminum chuck housing with a steel top plate. Magnetizing the entire surface should give similar holding power as a fine pole shouldn't it? What are your thoughts?
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Re: Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 08:17:36 PM »
Welcome Websterz, hope you enjoy your visit, and have a good look around. We will try to help as much as possible.

I think Ralph (Divided He_ad) showed a utube vid of a Russian chappie who had made his own. It was very informative and could be made with the instructions given.

Maybe Ralph can remember where he put it, and get a link in to help you out.

John

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Re: Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 11:57:41 PM »
Well,

Firstly :  Hi Websterz :wave: 


Secondly :   The Russian is a Brazilian and it's in your Youtube thread John   :lol:


http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=648.0


Should get there from this link!


Guy's name is Luiz .... Does a good job to make the videos universal (by that I mean some English subtitles as well as good videography) and is a nice guy to exchange pleasentrys with IMHO.

Well worth checking out his other stuff too  :thumbup:



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Re: Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 12:05:08 AM »
Hi Websterz:-

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Just though I'd say hello, sorry can,t help much with the chuck but good luck with the project anyway.

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Re: Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 12:30:12 AM »
Well,

Firstly :  Hi Websterz :wave: 


Secondly :   The Russian is a Brazilian and it's in your Youtube thread John   :lol:


http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=648.0


Should get there from this link!


Guy's name is Luiz .... Does a good job to make the videos universal (by that I mean some English subtitles as well as good videography) and is a nice guy to exchange pleasentrys with IMHO.

Well worth checking out his other stuff too  :thumbup:



Ralph.

That is EXACTLY what I needed!  :bow: :mmr: I will start tomorrow and post updates as they become available.
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Re: Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 06:41:19 AM »
Okay, the single magnet approach isn't going to work. The problem being the poles of this particular magnet lie on the long narrow sides, not the wide flat surfaces.  :bang: Unless I build a sideways chuck it's not going to work. I checked on that E*** place and found a great deal on some surplus HD magnets like Luiz used...86 of them to be exact!  :thumbup: For the ridiculously low price of $39 and change they will be here next week and I will have plenty of material to work with. Pics will follow.
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Re: Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 08:07:37 AM »
Just hope the postal service keeps the package away from ferrous stuff, otherwise your package will weigh a few tons. :lol:

Bogs

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Re: Anyone ever built their own mag chuck?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 12:15:46 PM »
Just hope the postal service keeps the package away from ferrous stuff, otherwise your package will weigh a few tons. :lol:

Bogs

Maybe it'll pass thru Canada and arrive encrusted in Loonies and Twonies.  :ddb:
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