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Project by cyclops4069 posted 128 days ago 2460 views 40 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project on this forum…..and to be honest, whilst its a very quick and perhaps “rough” build…it sort of represents some of the things I really enjoy in woodworking. I’m starting to love making tools, tool jigs and the like. Whilst I have used some machinery to get through this build – my aim is to ultimately use the equipment I build for most of my wood working projects.

With this bench grinder tool rest – I was motivated by a very recent project by another forum-ite “bit101” and “stumpy nubs” and also by the fact that I have just bought “another” bunch of old chisels that I was anticipating resurrecting for another life in my shop. A bench grinder rest seemed just the ticket….so I dived into it.

as you can see from the photos, its been predominantly made from 19mm plywood, a handful of wood screws and a few stick of douglas fir. Ok – a couple of long bolts with wing-nut knobs and a small leftover piece of aluminium track that I had stored for that rainy day use!!. It all came together over 1 evening…and a couple beers.

Hope you like it….still needs a bit of sanding down to bring to a smooth square finish and perhaps a couple coats of polyurethene. otherwise – its pretty much there….

-- regards, cyclops4069





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 128 days ago

nice Jig

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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Dave Dufour

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#2 posted 128 days ago

great job, looks like it will work well.

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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Rb12

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#3 posted 128 days ago

nice idea and design. Thanks for sharing.

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 128 days ago

pretty cool.

-- Jeff NJ

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Sergio

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#5 posted 128 days ago

very nice, tks for posting

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 128 days ago

Great looking jig. You are a man after my own heart, I would rather build a tool than buy it. A belated welcome to Lumberjocks by the way!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 128 days ago

Very nice indeed my friend.
An idea that I may have to borrow.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

And allow me to add my belated welcome to LJ’s !

-- Having fun...Eric

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cyclops4069

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#8 posted 128 days ago

many thanks for the kind words…..glad you liked the jig.

-- regards, cyclops4069

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bit101

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#9 posted 128 days ago

Very nice. Puts mine to shame!

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cyclops4069

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#10 posted 128 days ago

bit – no way!...your one gave me a pile of motivation to do this one!...

-- regards, cyclops4069

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JRAP

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#11 posted 127 days ago

Looks good @cy… I’ll definitely be “borrowing” this idea.

-- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 127 days ago

Very nice jig!! Well done!!!.........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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cyclops4069

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#13 posted 127 days ago

ok….I set the jig up in front of my 150mm dia grinder and sharpened my first chisel this evening. For some reason there was a bit of movement but I found it to be the grinder that was loose on one of its anchoring bolts….whew….once tightened – the jig performed very well…I’ve even got a slice of skin off the tip of one of my fingers for my efforts….I think I did get it down to scary sharp after some committed effort on my Japanese water stones. I’ll put these chisels up as another project….but that wont be until I have a few good chisel handles organised….again – thanks for looking and your kind words.

-- regards, cyclops4069

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Tyrone D

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#14 posted 120 days ago

Nice jig, I’ve been planning to make one like it for a while now.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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