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Forum topic by RippKutt posted 02-07-2014 01:14 AM 1040 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-07-2014 01:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: safety side wheel grinding drill-driver question sharpening

Hello Jocks. Here is my deal. I bought this General Tool Grinding Attachment to sharpen my drill bits. $20.00 delivered. I have experimented with it on a few bits by side grinding on my bench grinder. It works super great, just take your time. Face grinding edge will give me a hollow grind. Yes I know, no side grinding. This is my thought. Why can’t I make a 6” grinding wheel out of plywood (I don’t trust MDF) and attach psa sandpaper to it and safely SIDE grind my bits on my bench grinder? My grinder is a dual wheel China Junk 6” at 3450 rpms. Maybe a solid oak or poplar wheel? I am also thinking of making a similar setup for my lathe and operating at a much lower speed. Hope to hear from someone. Thanx, Ripp

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 01:38 AM

I would worry about getting it balanced, lahe sounds better , lower speed will lessen over heating

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 03:43 AM

Your idea should work,

-- Joel

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 07:15 AM

I don’t know about running a wood wheel at 3450 for any length of time regardless of wood type but if you do make one for your lathe use MDF and double it up.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 01:20 PM

P. Michael Henderson has a great tutorial on making a disc for
a lathe on the links above.

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