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    Grinding bench

    Here is quick view of my high speed grinding bench.



    My preference is always to use my slow speed water stone grinder, (Tormek like), but I sometimes need to shape more than sharpen, and I do that on this high speed grinder.
    To be able to re-use all the jigs I have for the water grinder (I still have to show that), I have made this adaptation that can be seen on the left side.
    The tool rest is exactly the same system as what exists on my Tormek like water grinder : it's a simple 12mm round pole that goes transversally in front of the wheel.

    To be able to setup the height of the bar, I have this funny stack of plywood sandwitch. It's hold in place thanks to the big vertical screw and big knob on top.
    To change the height, I just have to unstack, and put more or less plywood below the bar.
    Unscrewing the knob, I can also pull the bar to take it away from the wheel.

    The bench itself is also homemade for that purpose from salvaged wood found here and there.
    Last edited by Christophe Mineau; 11-20-2014 at 03:22 PM.
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    What a clever system to achieve that adjustable height! Definitely going into my favorites list!

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    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Adjustable Grinding Rest to our Grinding category, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Very clever indeed! The spacer stack design has provided a lot of ideas on where else this can be applied. Thanks, Paul

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    Very nice steady rest. :O)

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    Interesting setup. Using stacks for height adjustments. Simple but effective.

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