Portable Grinder Sharpening Station

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Project by mbbrogan posted 04-06-2008 05:09 PM 9632 views 16 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Portable Grinder Sharpening Station

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#1 posted 04-06-2008 05:13 PM

That’s a pretty nice grinding station!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 12:34 AM

Now that would make a great blog.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 04-07-2008 03:37 AM

The use of pipe is very interesting and I agree with Grumpy that a blog on this would be nice.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#4 posted 04-07-2008 03:40 AM

This is a nice project. Using the pipe as a tool rest is an innovative idea.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 04:11 AM

I have nearly the same setup but on a Delta wet/dry sharpener-grinder. The pipe works like a charm, don’t it? I made a couple of blade holders out of scraps too. I dig the heel cups for your turning tools. Nice job.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 07:07 AM

Good design – very useful project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 12:41 PM

Looks simple and clever. Great idea.

-- Jiri

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#8 posted 10-01-2008 07:09 PM

NIce job. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing this idea for my own sharpening station.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#9 posted 10-01-2008 08:54 PM

That’s a great idea! I’ve been looking for an alternative to buying an expensive store bout jig. I’ve seen some jigs that have vertical adjustments for the heel cups. Think that’s worth the extra effort??

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#10 posted 06-22-2010 06:03 AM

It’s been 806 days since you posted this …how is it holding up and would you change anything about it yet ?

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

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#11 posted 06-23-2010 06:09 AM

Dusty…I have not posted anything for a while, so I will eventually add everything I’ve done in the last couple of years and add some more pictures.

For this grinding jig, I have not changed a thing and use it regularly. It works perfect for sharpening all types of chisels and blades, from big to small. You just have to have a few holding jigs for some of the smaller chisels and blades. On my to do list is to eventually make a sharpening cabinet, but the Workmate that supports does a good job, can be easily for other purposes, and I wouldn’t use the Workmate for much else otherwise.

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#12 posted 06-23-2010 11:57 PM

Looks like you bought some special grinding wheels for it as well. My eyes aren’t the best , but is that an 8” grinder and what rpm does it spin at ? 1725 or 3450 ?

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

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