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Forum topic by tonyt posted 06-11-2009 04:58 AM 825 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2009 04:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bench grinders sharpening

Does anybody have an easy and foolproof way to set an angle on a toolrest

thanks


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#1 posted 06-11-2009 06:51 AM

Just lay your tool (or gauge) on the rest so the angle you are using is tangent to the circumference of the wheel. Tighten it down.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 01:49 PM

Take about a 6” long 3/4” wide piece of wood and cut the angle you’re looking for on the end. This piece of wood needs to be the same thickness as the tool you’re grinding. If you “grinding template” is thicker than the tool you grind it will be ground to a more acute angle and, it’s thinner, it will be more obtuse. Set the tool rest by eyeballing the point where the grinding wheel contacts the center of the grinding template. This isn’t dead accurate but it’s direct, simple, quick and accurate enough for the job.

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#3 posted 06-12-2009 05:36 AM

Yea, what they said. I just grab the tool, check the angle and tighten. I have some guages but don’t seem to use them anymore and have the same results. Good luck
BTKS

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#4 posted 06-12-2009 07:12 AM

BTW, if you are using a high speed grinder, just keep a can of water handy, poke the chisel every swipe across. You’ll be ok. I never have a burning problem until I do drill bits under 1/8”, that’s where it is critical to cool.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 05:58 PM

When I built this grinder stand, I made sure that the table that holds the grinder was dead level. That way I could trust any angle that I set the toolrest to.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/15760

I use this on the grinder, drill press, band saw, etc. I like it.

http://grizzly.com/products/Angle-Finder-Plus-Level/G5412

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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