Well I have searched the world via my web browser and it seems no one makes the shute adapter for these grinders anymore. I got as far as talking to someone who had one that fit a #22 Manual grinder that they “thought” would work if I ground off some lip, but I wasn’t down with that. So its time to get busy engineering my own.
These are the units I was trying to purchase.
This is the first one:
And this is the second one:
Either would accomplish my goal of adding some functionality, but more importantly some safety. Both were from the same supplier, but from different manufacturers and one I was told was actually manufactured by walton’s at one point, but alas no one makes either anymore.
So The second option decked out with tray and Pusher was $220 with shipping so I decided that is my new budget. A 3d printer has been on my list for a while and recently the Ender3 has gone on sale for $167. An upgrade for self leveling bed puts the unit with filament and extra nozzles at $220. So here we go. I did order a digital caliper, but I’m not counting that .
Here is my initial drawing using measurements with a measuring tape I had in the garage. I used Fusion360 which has a free version of the 3d modeling tool by Autocad.
Stay tuned! The printer should be here in a week or so and the Calipers today. My goal is to make something that slips over the current mouth of the grinder and attaches at the same point as the back feet. I would like the whole assembly to be no more than 2 pieces.