Tool thoughts #13: Wolvie Clone in progress

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Blog entry by NedB posted 11-02-2008 03:16 AM 1179 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With my shop mostly completed, I have turned towards getting my tools in order, including setting my grinder for sharpening my turning tools.
I found this plan online and decided that it would be easy enough to build instead of shelling out $90 for the wolverine jig itself.

I still have to mount the grinder to the platform at the proper height, as well as recut the v-block. The one there isn’t cut evenly, so I’m going to cut another piece on the tablesaw instead of the bandsaw.

The sheet goods are a piece of 3/4” Birch borg ply, and the rest is 3/4” rock maple. I mounted a t-nut for the thumbscrew to set into, countersunk into the bottom of the plywood. My grinder was a freebie I picked up, it is far from fancy, just a 6” high speed unit with only one grinding wheel, and one wire brush. Good enough to get me started in the game.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 11-02-2008 04:34 AM

Don’t you just love it when you can make your own jig and save money, too!!

Nice Job!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-02-2008 04:43 AM

total cost so far… $14, had to buy some tnuts, and a handi panel of birch ply.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#3 posted 11-02-2008 04:07 PM

Just think, you’ll be able to spend your savings on a new special chisel.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 11-02-2008 04:10 PM

Yep, Doug Thompson should expect a call in a couple of weeks.

actually, I bought some insulation for my shop already… good thing, too, we had a hard frost last night.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#5 posted 12-30-2008 09:48 PM

Ned, I saw this on your blogspot and was going to ask where the plans are but thought I better check your LJ site first. Thanks for posting this – I need to make one – I am just grinding my tools free hand and know I need some direction. I really liked your cutting boards. Ideas, ideas, ideas, some original some copied – this is a great site. Thanks for sharing. Regards

-- Fred, Georgia

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