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Project by rmac posted 02-16-2011 03:13 AM 17262 views 72 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 02-16-2011 03:48 AM

Cool Idea!

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

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brianinpa

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 04:38 AM

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 02-16-2011 04:58 AM

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 02-16-2011 11:40 AM

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 02-16-2011 12:15 PM

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 02-16-2011 08:38 PM

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 02-17-2011 12:17 AM

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 02-17-2011 12:27 AM

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 02-17-2011 01:02 AM

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 02-17-2011 11:45 PM

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 03-03-2011 06:02 AM

Thanks Russ, great stuff!

-- Smitty

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 07-31-2011 02:44 AM

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

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

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