The Cheapest Sharpening Tool Rest/Jig - Shop-made Grinder Tool Rest (Retired)

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Project by ChuckM posted 406 days ago 3711 views 32 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can make a tool rest from scraps and a few bolts and wing nuts and use it to aid your sharpening chores (hollow grind for chisels and plane irons, for example, or removing nicks on their edges or even spindle gouge sharpening). I built one in 2005 and after serving me loyally for some 8 years, it was retired today on Father’s Day. In its place, the new Veritas tool rest (,43072,45938) will continue to offer me sharpening options. Every shop should have two or more sharpening systems.

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 406 days ago

It looks very useful and easy to make. Thank you for sharing. This one goes on my favourite list.

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#2 posted 406 days ago

good idea, thx

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

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#3 posted 406 days ago

Nice and useful project.

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

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#4 posted 406 days ago

Been needing something like this. Thanks.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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