Grinder tool rest

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Project by CJay posted 05-03-2014 12:08 PM 3062 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A shop made tool rest to replace the tiny metal thing that came with the grinder. It’s an adjustable version of one i found in one of Krenov’s books.

Tilts and moves forward and back as needed. Locks into place with hex keys.

Both the tool rest and the grinder are attached to a small board that can be easily clamped to a workbench when used, or stored on a shelf when it’s not needed.

Made from scraps of plywood, a couple of bolts, two threaded inserts and two washers.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 05-03-2014 12:14 PM

CJay, that’s a great little tool rest!....nice work

-- regards, cyclops4069

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 12:27 PM

CJay, does the slot across the top have an accessory for sharpening….

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#3 posted 05-03-2014 01:46 PM

Very nice. Which book is this from?

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 01:09 AM

good use of material and jigs

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 06:57 AM

Good job man. I suggest getting a coarse 60-grit white aluminum oxide wheel. Helps prevent the tip of your irons from overheating.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 03:41 PM

Thanks guys,
Pat, the slot is to allow your fingers to get an easy hold on the blade without getting in the way
J_H, it was shown in a small photo in ‘The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking’
Fettler, It’s on my list, but for now i can get by with a little care and a bit of extra time.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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