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Project by greatview posted 1664 days ago 1817 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some info on a grinder station that I built about 30 years ago. It is really simple and allows me to grind jointer or planer blades of nearly any length. (That’s really a 6 inch jointer blade in the photo). The “table” is held in place simply by friction. The only trick is to make sure that the table length just fits between the end pieces. In the two photos with the table in place, I’m use a long table that attached to a short table that fits between the ends.

I did bolt the grinder to the assembly and, in my case, it sits on a stand but it could just as easily sit on a bench.

-- Tom, New London, NH





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Dudley

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#1 posted 1664 days ago

Looks like a neat rig. I guess if you’ve been doing it for 30 yrs, it does the job. My question is that looks like a high speed grinder and I was always under the impression you should use a slow speed grinder to sharpen blades. If it works for I guess that’s a myth. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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greatview

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#2 posted 1664 days ago

Yes, it is high speeed and it can burn if you’re not careful but once you learn to be gentle, it’s not a major problem. I frequently dip the tool in water just to make sure.

-- Tom, New London, NH

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#3 posted 1581 days ago

How are the tables actually attached? Are they simply clamped between the uprights by tightening the threaded rod?

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 1581 days ago

Thats a great idea.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1581 days ago

Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1580 days ago

The tables are held in place by friction. Make them a “perfect” fit and the threaded rod will see that they are securely held.

-- Tom, New London, NH

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