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Project by CartersWhittling posted 09-22-2011 10:33 PM 19933 views 80 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. I just finished a new tool rest and platform for my bench grinder. Its made with cherry plywood, cherry, and maple. I have two t-tracks, each running beneath a wheel of the grinder. I have a tool rest for lathe gouges and a more standard tool rest for chisels, gouges and such. The latter has two platforms, a 5” deep one for plane blades and other large objects, and a thinner 2” deep platform for chisels so that the handles do not get in the way. The angle is adjustable and the maple platforms also can slide in and out. I used ChunkyC’s project as inspiration http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51685 . Here are some close up shots disassembled incase anyone whats to make one similar to mine.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23





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dbhost

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 10:42 PM

That has got to be hands down the nicest shop made grinder jig I have ever seen. Far too pretty to use…

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 10:47 PM

that is very nicely made! looks beautiful. kinda sucks that grinding is such a messy operation with all the black grit flying all over everything around it.

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 10:58 PM

I’d be embarrassed to show mine after seeing this one. Nice!!

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#4 posted 09-23-2011 01:36 AM

Super impressive. I need to build one for my lathe tools, too. Pretty soon I’ll construct a sharpening bench and add something like this. Thanks for the idea!

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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CartersWhittling

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#5 posted 09-23-2011 01:39 AM

Now I can finally sharpen my lathe gouges properly. I am also in need of a sharpening station for my waterstones.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#6 posted 09-23-2011 05:27 AM

Great Job.
Wish mine looked as nice as that.
Can’t wait to see your water stone sharpening station.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Michael1

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#7 posted 09-23-2011 05:41 AM

That is a really nice jig. I like the gouge sharpening jig. It looks far superior to the Wolverine Sharpening jig that is overpriced anyway. Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 09-23-2011 10:27 AM

Now that is a sweet job.

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#9 posted 09-23-2011 11:37 AM

I agree man you out did yourself on this one. Great work on this.

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

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#10 posted 09-23-2011 02:56 PM

extemely well done. I’ll second the thought about getting it dirty..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#11 posted 09-23-2011 09:03 PM

very niice :-)
well done
now you only need to upgrade to do it sideways so you can
sharpen the beloved lady´s of your life knifes and scissors …. LOL

take care
Dennis

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CartersWhittling

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#12 posted 09-23-2011 09:23 PM

Thanks guys. I just look foward to using it now and having my sharpening go faster and more accurately.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#13 posted 09-23-2011 11:55 PM

I think I saw a little nick on one of the pieces… Guess you’re going to have to throw it all out and start over.

I’ve actually been designing one of my own. It’s similar, but a bit different. Nice job- it’s like a piece of furniture instead of a jig!

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CartersWhittling

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#14 posted 09-24-2011 02:20 AM

Your right, I will need to start over, haha. I would like to see you tool rest StumpyNubs when its done.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#15 posted 09-25-2011 05:57 PM

Pretty neat! I like how you used the T-track.

What kind of head is on that bolt that rides in the curved slot? Is that just a carriage bolt?

—Russ

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