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Grinder and Beltsander Setup Gauges

02-14-2018 06:59 AM by Kelly | 3 comments »

When you sharpen your own chisels and wood turning knives, you’ll find it necessary to set your grinder or sander support table to different angles for different tools. Of course, you’ll find it necessary to repeat the previously set angle, to avoid removing valuable steel from the tools, and to get consistent cuts. Setting up a tool rest of a grinder or belt sander to grind a specific angle presents a challenge because you can’t use triangle templates (see first photo), angl...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #3: Grinder tool rest

11-26-2012 05:08 AM by Woodknack | 0 comments »

Inspired by Rmac’s tool rest here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44468 After building the base I decided to simplify things a bit, eliminating the sliding piece on top as I won’t be needing it and using a single pivoting support under the tool bed allowing greater range of angles. I used 3/4” material instead of 1/2”. It’s not quite done, there is a 1/4” dowel acting as the pivot pin until I get to the store and buy a 1/4” carriage bolt and wingn...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #8: THERE'S A CHICKEN IN THE WORKSHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-08-2012 04:22 AM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

Lots of hand tool work leads Stumpy to develop his own fully featured, completely adjustable, precisely accurate, sliding grinder tool rest. And how did a CHICKEN get into the workshop?

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