Building a Belt Grinder From Scratch: Part 1 – The Cheese Wheel

I’m building a belt grinder (based on the Beaumont Metalworks KMG belt grinder design), but from wood instead of metal. At this point, the only known dimension is the 8.5″ drive pulley (affectionately dubbed “the cheese wheel”), based on a motor RPM of 1760 and a desired belt SFPM in the 4000s.

I turned it on the lathe, very carefully.