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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chrisbob12, Dec 25, 2009.
Where can I buy a shrinking disc.
I just got one from Wray Schelin and I'm really happy with it.
"carbuilder" here sells them if you pm him
Ditto! Already worn out the first one and well on the way with the 2nd one. We use them a lot at our place.
that place is like a candy store...
Wray is the place to get them, super nice guy and great tools
John Kelly on here sells them also.
I just use a regular sanding disc flipped over so you're rubbing on the fiber side, works pretty well, and a whole lot cheaper since I get used ones at work that they are throwing out.
John K has some nice videos on youtube too.
I have used a fiber grinding disc once it had been worn too far to sand.. it just caused friction. But that friction worked well to make me believe that even I could use a proper disc like like John sells
ohh...i read that wrong! was gonna say its really cold here as well!!!!
That comes with gettin' old! What? Er... nevermind...
Wray Schelin or John Kelly - both have DVD's available too showing their use (although it's a pretty simple tool, theres some really useful finer details that are good to know)
Guys in Europe can get from Ben van Berlo: http://www.bensmetalshapingshop.nl/
He has them for 4.5" grinders - great for smaller areas.
hey heard that harbor freight has them! ggggggg
oh oh gettin late!
See if you can find a reasonably flat, stainless lid from a pot or frying pan at Goodwill.
Doesn't have to be flat (or stainless for that matter- mild steel will work too, just more prone to galling) John Kelly has a crowned disc which I believe is very useful for flat panels.
If you're seriouslygonna try a pot lid make real sure it's attached well and inspect regularly - all the pot lids I've seen are 22 gauge or thinner. Shrinking discs I have from Wray & Ben are 16 gauge (at least). My first one from Wray cracked on the edge due to incorrect technique (running on the edge too much instead of entire face)
I have stopped making shrinking discs. My tooling is worn out and I am tired of making them. I highly recommend the one from Wray Schelin. He is the innovative metalshaper that gave me the idea to make the first flat disc on the market, not a copy cat rip-off like so many others.
Ditto on Wray Schelin. If you want to take a shaping class I highly recommend him for that too.
Now we have to find something else for John to do.
Plenty of beach-combing to do.. also doing a class this Saturday... still need to do the sheet metal work on my surf-trike...I'm just soooo busy : )
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