I made some better tool rests for my bench grinder
02/05/20(Sat)15:57


I've had this old bench grinder for a long time and the tool rests that came with it were crap. It's not my main tool sharpener, I have a Sorby Pro Edge for that, but it's still useful. Finally I've finished making some fully adjustable tool rests. They both tilt and adjust in height/length at the top and bottom, and have a slot in the top that fits all the accessories from my Sorby Pro Edge.
Yay!

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23/05/20(Sat)15:10

>>36277 We've all been there! XD

22/05/20(Fri)22:41

>>36274 I once sharpened a drill bit with at dremel just using my hands (no vice).. I still have my fingers but the drill bit is still useless.

22/05/20(Fri)14:43

>>36274 I haven't really tried sharpening modern jobber drill bits but I've sharpened lots of auger bits and a few forstner bits. I've also done many router bits.

22/05/20(Fri)14:15

>>0 Nice work. You pretty much summed up all the questions I had in your comments with Grim.
Do you also sharpen your own drill bits?

17/05/20(Sun)17:43

>>36255 Perfect! :)

16/05/20(Sat)20:44
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Found something similar. Thanks all!

PS: don't mind the dirty rad.

12/05/20(Tue)07:31

Thanks, I'll let you guys know if I smashed something or my fingers ;)

11/05/20(Mon)21:06
Give it try...you're only out the materials and time

>>36241 aluminum sheet like that cuts easy on a wood band saw. The tricky bit is getting your bends in there without a quality brake. With adequate backing and clamping you may be able to make something work at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEf9aFIOczU

09/05/20(Sat)10:13

>>36245 Time to convince your dad he needs a new hobby ;D

08/05/20(Fri)18:25

Yeah, a pita. But no worries, I'll think of something.

I wish I had your tools and shed ;)

07/05/20(Thu)01:21

>>36241 Not to complicated. You could probably make a more basic version with a vice, metal saw, dremel and drill, but it might be a pain in the arse!
If after a while you still can't get these let me know.

06/05/20(Wed)16:40
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It's a 120mm radiator bracket. I used to have 2 but they ran away.

05/05/20(Tue)12:35

>>36237 What does this bracket look like?

05/05/20(Tue)09:40
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Impressive skill with equally impressive tools.

ps: Do you do commission? I really need an aluminum radiator bracket but they are sold out :(

04/05/20(Mon)20:11

I do find myself sharpening a lot of things for other people.


The rests are cut and shaped from a few different bits of stock aluminium. I used a bandsaw, angle grinder, belt sander, drill press and milling machine, and maybe some other stuff I forget :)
I bought the nuts & bolts and the black levers that have nuts in them to allow for quick adjustments.
I took design ideas from the Veritas and Sorby bench grinder tool rests, but mine worked out much cheaper :D

03/05/20(Sun)14:29
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Dremeling away. Failure rate 10/11

Sweet. So I bet all your neighbors come to you? And also for your tool sharpeners :)

And how did you make those rests? Home made or outsourced?

I like the fancy Sorby, although a bit too expensive for me. Plus I have no space to place it. I bet it sounds great though? :D
All I have is a Dremel that I use at my parents garage.

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This is a Sorby Pro Edge in case you wondered.

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