I’m putting this here because it is not really a wood project although it has some wood on it. I promised a friend of mine I’d make him a sharpening station for his wood turning tools. he sent me home with this new Rikon grinder he had just bought and I did the rigging so he can sharpen gouges and other tools just like the one we saw at the Lyle Jamieson’s seminar in 2005.
The grinder is a slow speed 8” grinder with 1” wide wheels. I made a plate to mount it to the bench and put 2 square tubes under it for the gouge fixture on the right and the adjustable angle table on the left. Some of the parts that were welded steel could have been made out of wood. I figured the steel would be more durable in the long run.
I also made him a set up gauge for the 2-4-7 dimension needed to set up the gouges for the fingernail grind. The 2” is where you set the gouge in the older each time. The 4” is the distance from the center of the wheel down to the pocket for gouge holder. That dimension is built into it. The 7” is the distance of the pocket from the front of the wheel. That will change when you dress the wheel
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