Great old grinder, but needs a tool rest

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Forum topic by kedmiston posted 02-16-2012 03:31 PM 1170 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2012 03:31 PM

Hey folks,

I recently picked up on old Montgomery Wards grinder at a garage sale for $15. It really hums…very well balanced, bearings are smooth, etc. Problem is…it doesn’t have a tool rest.

I’ve considered buying one, but really prefer to save those dollars for things I can’t make myself. Does anyone have some idea of a good home-grown tool rest that i can make for this? I figured I’d ask before re-inventing the wheel, so to speak.

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can throw my way!


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#1 posted 02-18-2012 03:07 AM

Bolt the grinder down to the plywood. Since I didn’t see any obvious bolt holes on the gounder frame, I woud design and bolt the tool rest on to the plywood as well.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 03:48 AM
Check this one out. One of the other guys built this and it looks pretty cool

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 05:01 AM

Check out the one that StumpyNubs made. I think it’s episode 7, or somewhere around there.

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

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