Grinding stand

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Project by RGtools posted 06-05-2011 04:12 AM 3083 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally broke down and built a better grinding stand. Why didn’t I do that sooner? I found the most awesome wing-nut ever to secure the hing to adjust the angle. Here s a video of the stand in use.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 04:18 AM

Thats pretty cool. I have one of those hand cranked wheels, have not used it in a very long time.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 04:35 AM

I have the same grinder plus another one that where the handle will stop spining so you can hold the tool with both hands if necessary.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 06:35 AM

I love that sharpening wheels, I am still looking for someone here where I live, it is not easy to find it but I want one it looks pretty funny and effective, great vid RG

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 06:49 AM

I have two of those old grinders—-belonged to my father/grandfather—-but I don’t use them for anything, what with three electric grinders of different sixes, plus a Grizzly sharpener, and several 4” angle head grinders. Is there some application for which these old grinders are particularlly well-suited and useful that they would warrant their own workstation in your shop?

-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 06:56 AM

I can say one thing

you will never touch my tools : )

crude but we all start somewhere

a perfect example of a bad accident waiting to happen

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 11:39 AM

Looking good.
I have one here eín Copenhagen and it works perfectly fine.
Moron – why should a accident happen?
It is really a fine tool, and since it runs slow there are almost no chance to burn the steel.
I have also jyst got one in Paris, it is a old Peaugeot so it might say wauuummm when it runs – lol.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 03:19 PM

Moron. That’s OK I prefer my tools anyway. If an accident is waiting to happen please share your knowledge more specifically so I and others on this forum can avoid it. I don’t take criticism poorly but it should be specific enough to help.

Clarence, it just goes a bit slower so you are unlikely to burn the steel, and it’s a little bit quieter. I unfortunately do not have a separate metal working area, so this stand is meant to be able to attach ad detach from my bench when I need it.

Mads, Julio, and the rest. Thanks for looking.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#8 posted 06-05-2011 04:14 PM

I want one!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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David LaBolle

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#9 posted 06-05-2011 04:14 PM


Please, do tell. What bothers you about his approach?

R.G. I like the hand cranked grinder and the way you use it. Keep on posting what happens in your shop.

; )

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#10 posted 06-05-2011 04:23 PM

The only thing I can see that he might mean is that in the video it looks like the grinding stone is turning towards the tool, instead of away from it. However with videos of spinning things that impression could be wrong.

So does the stone spin clockwise or counter-clockwise? Either way even if something happens, it’s a lot slower than a motorized grinder, so I’m not sure how far the tool would be thrown, if at all, in case the blade catches somehow.

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#11 posted 06-05-2011 05:01 PM

I want a handcranker terribly.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 06-05-2011 05:38 PM

The stone turns the same way you turn the crank, no wires to change, can reverse in an instant. I have
one, but when the stone wore down, the nut that held it on was rusted on and using too much leverage,
I broke a gear and am now looking for a replacement. A finer grit stone on one of these will produce a
lot smoother surface on the tool, as it is fine grit sandpaper on glass or mdf and a little elbow grease will
work wonders. The only way to keep from making mistakes is to do nothing. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 06-05-2011 05:53 PM

My suspicion is when I accidentally nick the tool on the stone. About 42 seconds in. Not normally an issue since I am not typically filming and sharpening at the same time and I hit the bevel on the chisel and the working face of the stone anyway so no harm no foul. As a journeymen jeweler spinning abrasives and metals are not new to me so I feel pretty comfortable about what I am doing.

The wheel does spin towards the blade, this counteracts the pressures exerted by my hand and reduces chances of the tool being grabbed, the force of the wheel simply pushes the tool into the tool rest and away from the wheel. (the same principle as a tables saw blade spinning toward you rather than away)

Thanks David.

Bertha, your time will come. Just keep an eye out and make sure the gear ration is high enough to work. And If you can hold out find one that bolts on rather than, clamps on as it will be easier to mount and keep true to a tool rest (I have to mess around a bit with mine)

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#14 posted 06-05-2011 08:09 PM

thank´s for sharing R.G. :-)


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#15 posted 06-06-2011 04:02 AM

i have wing nut like that somewhere but not the grinder
have to see if i can find one like yours
looks very interesting
thanks for the video


-- Kiefer

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