I had a 3" diameter (X 2') shaft reduced by a machinist friend. He
chucked it up and sanded it to size, then polished it with finer
sandpaper. Didn't take much time, 5-10 minutes. Being a friend, he
didn't charge me, but I would think any charge would be nominal.
If you have a local tech school nearby, a student might do it for a
gratuity fee. This would be a task a student is capable of.
"Gramp's shop" wrote in message
More on Project Thickness Sander: So I finished gluing up the plywood
discs to the 1 inch steel shaft. Bearings arrived today. OD of the
shaft turns out to be 1.003. ID of the bearings a smidge under 1.
Needless to say Part A doesn't go into Part B.
I don't want to start over, so is there anyway I can reduce about 10
linear inches of shaft by about .004? Could a machine shop do this with
the discs attached?
================================================================It would be no problem for a real machine shop. Good luck finding one of