old TS motor, ideas

I have an old Beaver/Rockwell TS motor (1HP) that is just lying around. I do not know the RPM it turns at. Any of you folks know of a good use for such a motor? I remember my dad buying a metal circular disc and making a sander; your ideas would be a appreciated.
Brandt
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I remember my dad buying a metal

I think you just hit on a great idea yourself. I picked up a copy of Peter Lloyd's 'Making Heirloom Boxes' at the library a couple of days ago. In the front end he describes tools needed for his trade and describes a disk sander he made from an old pump motor. This immediately got me thinking about a 2HP blower motor that has been sitting on the shelf in my garage for several years. It is a 3,400 RPM, single-shaft motor and it runs as quiet as a mouse. It runs opposite of most power tool motors and is not reversible, but who really cares with a sander?
All I have to do is figure out how to mount an arbor or other disk attachment device to the shaft instead of a pulley. Most sanding disks are driven directly. Some also have a pulley that runs a dust collection blower or impeller in the cabinet. If you have a double-shafter you could probably run a drum from the other end.
Any body out there have hardware adaptation ideas or experience?
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This immediately got me thinking

I'd say your blower motor is worth more as a blower motor. They seem to go for a lot more than other motors. Assuming, blower is still attached.
ET
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Nope, if the blower was included it would have been put into use. This motor has been sitting in garages for about 10 years. A fomer neighbor gave it to me years ago after he swapped electic for a gas furnace. He knew the electric furnace motor had been replaced a couple of years previous and gave it to me. It is 12-14 years old but has about 2 years of use.
I used a furnace blower, on a plywood platform, as a fan to cool my garage shop. It kept you cool but would darned near blow your hair off.
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I do the same thing. I have one with a belt driven cage that has rubber feet on the blower case. Its pretty cool. (Literally) I have another in a shop made ambient air cleaner and several others stored up in the rafters. I have never seen one that came from a home furnace with 2hp. That would rock. Most of them are fractional and usually less than 1/2hp.
It sounds like it would be great for a grinder or sander. Some kind of 'er.
Put er to work.
Eric
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do it, but at least it gives you power/speed choices.. Mine runs off the motor on my rusty, dusty sears benchtop saw with "permanent" dado blade in it..
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How about a high-torque electric toothbrush? Just the thing for that troublesome plaque buildup.
Or perhaps, as someone else on the newsgroup mentioned in the last couple of days, a high-speed rotisserie for the barbie? Turbo garage door opener? Replacement blender motor that will crush ice, rocks, and small rodents?
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There are plans here to build one: http://benchnotes.com/DISK%20SANDER%20/Disk_Sander.html
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You'll no doubt do well if you sell it on eBay, considering a recent post here on the quality of those old motors, "Oder unisaw motor potential problemo" And from what I have seen on eBay. They go for a lot!
Alex
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snipped-for-privacy@telus.net (brandt) wrote in

I'd think a useable functional motor of that vintage would be of interest to the rust collectors at OWWM. Who knows what sorts of trades/friends you might make?
Patriarch
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On 2 Dec 2004 07:15:26 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@telus.net (brandt) wrote:

http://www.cabinetmaking.com/workstations.htm
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