Ok folks here's the story behind the madness. I've been grinding my knives on a 1x30 for the past months with good results but, since money is tight lately and I wanted something to keep my creative juice flowing aside from knife blade desing I decided to go in the garage and take apart my old benchpress and turn it into a 2X72 grinder. After tinkering on this frankenstein grinder for a few days here's what I got, Needs Tracking, platen, and drive wheels and of course a few belts, aside from that it's all solid and stable. Motor is 3/4HP not DC so a variable control might not work. Total money spent on this grinder is $140.00 since the motor was already in my garage. I'll have a video soon when I get wheels for it t'ill then keep the sparks flying! Hope some of you find this project inspiering. Cheers!