Drillpress for sharpening lathe tools ?

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Forum topic by sgv posted 12-11-2013 03:18 PM 837 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2013 03:18 PM

In my shop today looking at two drill presses I have and was thinking 1) Can you sharpen lathe tools on a drill press Horizontal instead of vertical ? 2) I would have to make a jig for the tools to rest in ? 3)Any one ever tried this ? and if so how did it work ?
I have the mandrel, the drill press, the scrap wood. The only thing I would need is the grinding wheel.

Any though?? As all ways Thanks to all LJs

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 03:37 PM

No reason why it wouldn’t work, but if the DP has any runout or lateral play, it could affect sharpening. Bench grinders have bearings that ensure a perfectly spinning wheel. Try; you have nothing to lose.

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 03:38 PM

My concern would be that on most drill presses the chuck is fasten to a tapered shaft that is pressed in. If that came loose with a fast spinning heavy grinding wheel on it, could be very dangerous. I have never tried it. I don’t know if my concern is valid.

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 03:38 PM

Thanks MrRon and PaulDoug, still milling it over

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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