Sliding Cutoff Grinder

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Project by NickyP posted 01-04-2020 11:26 PM 1116 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woodsmith Shop was giving away one free plan during Christmas time. I was looking through the plans and found this to be something that interested me. This turned out to be a really fun project to do as it used many shop machines and tools. We as woodworkers sometimes crossover with metal work and I thought this piece of equipment would be a good way to expand my usage in that area.

This sliding cutoff grinder was made mainly of Baltic birch plywood. The slider and the sliding supports are made from cherry. 1/8-inch thick steel plates and a 1-inch steel channel. The fence has two positions – one up front for rolled steel, bars, etc and one in the rear for sheets of metal. I painted a few areas to spruce it up and match the grinder. It will most likely take a beating so I put two coats of Tru-oil gunstock oil to give it a hard shell and intentionally kept the sheen low as you can make this finish look like glass. Also added low-profile non-skid feet to the base.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#1 posted 01-05-2020 04:52 PM

Nice. Been wanting to make one of these too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 01-05-2020 07:14 PM

Slick. A lot of uses what with T track, and angle iron for jigs, tables, and fixtures that a good way to safely chop metal square is a great deal to have at your fingers.

Enjoy it going forward.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 01-05-2020 07:37 PM

Really cool.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 01-05-2020 10:04 PM

Nice build, always like making my own stuff. Some things I doubt I will ever endeavor to make though, like a bandsaw. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 01-06-2020 12:37 AM

This is one of their better projects, on my list for the same reason. If you have a chance get a copy of shop notes CD it has all their projects on it.

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#6 posted 01-06-2020 01:23 AM

Hey NickyP... don’t wanna see your face… it “may be pretty” or hideable like mine… a video would be greatly appreciated to accompany such a great idea….

C’mon guys and galls… add your thumb prints…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 01-06-2020 08:13 PM

I’ve almost made that WS plan a few times myself. I’ll bet it sprays sparks and filings out the back. Any thoughts about adding a deflector or something?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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