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Shop Made Grinder Tool Rest

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I finally got tired of the wimpy little tool rests that came with my grinder, and made this thing.
It’s much better. Check my blog for more information and a set of detailed drawings for building your own.

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/





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jackthelab

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#1 posted 1243 days ago

Cool Idea!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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brianinpa

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#2 posted 1243 days ago

That is an awesome addition!!!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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bigike

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#3 posted 1243 days ago

thanks for the post a little late though I have two from veritas. I wish you posted awhile ago to save me some money. This is a very nice shop made tool rest. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1243 days ago

NIce work I should make one for my grinder as well. Thx for the idea!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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steliart

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#5 posted 1243 days ago

that’s a great idea thanks

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Grinder

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#6 posted 1242 days ago

I like it. Have added to my favorites and will make one some time.

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TheGravedigger

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#7 posted 1242 days ago

I’m really going to have to make one of these. Nice design.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 1242 days ago

I’ve been pondering making one of these for myself, thank you very much for the plans and the photos!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Bricofleur

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#9 posted 1242 days ago

This is the kind of stuff I like! Well thought and well built. I think it’s the best shopmade bench grinder tool rest I ever seen. Thanks for posting.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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rmac

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#10 posted 1241 days ago

Thanks, everybody.

Yesterday I suddenly realized that it would be very easy to replace the top, sliding platform on my tool rest with any number of specialized attachments.

The first one that comes to mind is something like the chisel and plane iron jig that Veritas sells to go with their tool rest. Another possibility would be one or more specialized platforms to get just the right angles on various lathe chisels.

Maybe even something to do jointer knives? I dunno about that, but maybe.

Anyway, fun stuff.

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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smitty22

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#11 posted 1228 days ago

Thanks Russ, great stuff!

-- Smitty

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 1078 days ago

Nice job …added to my favorites : ) Thank you !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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