Bench Grinder stand and jig

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Project by loupitou06 posted 09-09-2009 06:31 AM 9873 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi fellow LJs,

Continuing on the shop projects, I build a very simple MDF grinder stand along with a grinding jig for my lathe tools.
On the left hand side a small slider and I’ve reused the arm of the original tool rest to build the adjustable platform. The rest is a piece of aluminum epoxied onto the cast iron arm mounted on a piece of scrap Jatoba.

On the right hand side (fine wheel), I made an adjustable arm with a “V” block at the end to use in combination with my fingernail grinding jig. The nice thing about this system is that you have plenty of degree of freedom. I also made a depth gauge out of scrap Jatoba to set the protrusion of my bowl gauge (2 inches) each time.

I’ve used standard miter slot for the rails but I’ve reinforced it with some cherry. In order to remove any play in the slides, I’ve taped some drawers sliding tape on 3 sides of each runner holders.

It seems to work pretty well so far.

Thanks for watching


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#1 posted 09-09-2009 06:42 AM

Hey Hey Pierre
This is a great jig well done.

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 04:03 PM

Nice setup. Very clever.

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 02:44 AM

The stand and the jig are awesome.

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 03:35 AM

Nice job!!!!
Where did you get the grinder and wheels, what grit are the wheels?

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 05:03 AM

Thanks guys,

John, the grinder is from Woodcraft (slow speed one) and it came with these two wheels (80 grit on the left and 120 on the right).

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 03:35 PM

Very nice! I must steal, errr, borrow this design!

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