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Why I like Vintage Tools #5: Grinders

10-19-2008 05:02 AM by brianinpa | 6 comments »

Every lumberjock has at least one – some might not consider it a woodworking tool, but I think if it is used for your woodworking hobby, then it is a woodworking tool. When I started my quest for vintage tools, I knew that I would be cleaning up some rusted metal. I was in a Big Lots store and saw a 6 inch grinder for $12.00 and thought: “It can’t be that bad.” So I bought it and realized quickly that my original thought could not have been further from the truth. It took a long time to...

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RECALL #23: Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Grinders Due to Risk of Burns

05-12-2016 01:47 AM by lightweightladylefty | 1 comment »

Recall Date: May 11, 2016Recall Number: 16-158 Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Grinders Due to Risk of Burnshttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Robert-Bosch-Tool-Recalls-Grinders/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Bosch small angle grinders Hazard: The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns to the consumer. Remedy: RepairConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact the ...

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Burled Cottonwood Log Furniture Dining Table #1: Rough Material, ready to begin

02-15-2009 09:12 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 2 comments »

The guy that purchased this table has a 600 lb granite top. So we had to make something large, sturdy and yet attractive. The cottonwood came from the K Ranch on the Colorado Utah border in Dinosaur Colorado. And yes it is seriously the name of a town. Here is the rough material. each stumo will sit on a base, the base it not necessary, it adds to the beauty

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Death by a thousand cuts: the demise of a favorite tool

06-15-2019 10:53 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

.Okay, yes this a weird post on a woodworking forum. But I swear I use this tool a lot in the shop, not that much on wood, but with wood, Cutting metal things to put on wood, cutting that difficult nail/screw that won’t pull out without damaging things. And I admit doing a lot of cutting of metal when I weld.. some of it incorporated in woodworking projects. All in all my grinder is one of the tools I don’t use all the time but when I do need it it saves a lot of work. Toda...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #1: Revitalizing a hand crank grinder

11-25-2012 01:43 AM by Woodknack | 3 comments »

This came in today, a hand crank grinder, model 85, from Prairie Tool Co. Prairie du Chien, WI.; made sometime after 1920. Auction photo. My pics. These are all before I took it apart, cleaned, oiled/greased. I’ll get new pics after dinner. For some reason my youtube video is not showing up. FIXED! The threads were in rough shape. After buying a 7/16×20 nut and filing the threads a bit I finally realized they were left handed… another trip to the har...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #2: Elbow grease and regular grease, applied.

11-25-2012 05:34 AM by Woodknack | 4 comments »

After disassembling, cleaning, greasing, oiling and reassembling, I scraped and wire brushed the exterior then applied a coat of light coat of oil and wiped off the excess. She purrs like a kitten now. Better image of the unusual grease zerk. It can actually be seen now that I’ve removed about 1/16” of crud. Voila! This thing spins like a top, they sure knew how to make ‘em back in the day. It’ll outlast me. The original intent was to degrease...

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Driftwood table #2: Research and a bit of work continues

08-15-2011 06:45 PM by peterrum | 1 comment »

Some of the outside surface of the piece and the inside of the stump are very rough and needed a bit of grinding. Again a little bit of research and I found another woodworker who was using a Kutzall grinding head on his work so I decided to try the same. I went online and ordered one for my angle grinder and one for my die grinder. They arrived fairly quickly in the mail so I put them to work. They have worked pretty good, they remove alot of wood fast which is what I was looking for. W...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #3: Grinder tool rest

11-26-2012 05:08 AM by Woodknack | 0 comments »

Inspired by Rmac’s tool rest here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44468 After building the base I decided to simplify things a bit, eliminating the sliding piece on top as I won’t be needing it and using a single pivoting support under the tool bed allowing greater range of angles. I used 3/4” material instead of 1/2”. It’s not quite done, there is a 1/4” dowel acting as the pivot pin until I get to the store and buy a 1/4” carriage bolt and wingn...

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Messed up chisels: Or how I learned to stop worrying and Love the grinder

04-11-2009 09:39 PM by marcb | 4 comments »

I picked up a couple old chisels recently and last weekend got off my butt and for the first time used the power grinder to get an initial angle on them. I’m an old woodworking machine guy, but I have a newish little Craftsman grinder. I don’t have any fancy white wheels a nice stand with a cup for quenching or a super deluxe tool rest. I just plugged it in and got to work. This is the first time I ever ground an edge on a power tool of any kind. So if I can do it, anyone c...

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Twisted Coffee Table Base #1: Juniper Log Coffee Table Base / Pedestal

01-11-2009 10:08 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 0 comments »

Since early fall we have been swamped in the shop and still have not gotten caught up from Christmas. Our inventory is depeleted and we are trying to get items instock as well as work on a few custom orders. Here is a rough form piece of juniper that we will make into a coffee table that will have a rock slab for a top. Once this is finished it will be shipped to Norway.

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