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    Cool Surface Grinding Attachment

    As a knife maker, I love having flat pieces to work with. Makes my life way easier. In this video we will be replicating a common design that was first pioneered by Travis Wuertz. The Parts list and some drawings are in the description of the video.

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    Thanks JKeetonKnives! We've added your Surface Grinding Attachment to our Belt Sanders and Grinders category,
    as well as to your builder page: JKeetonKnives's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks JKeetonKnives! We've added your Surface Grinding Attachment to our Belt Sanders and Grinders category,
    as well as to your builder page: JKeetonKnives's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Really good video. Well done.

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    Thank you very much Dan!
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    Congratulations JKeetonKnives - your Surface Grinding Attachment is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Good week with strong tools, but this was a clever addition, and a solid video - just when I thought we'd had our fill of homemade belt grinders!

    Some more nice builds from this week:

    Paint Drip Catcher by mklotz
    Marking Gauge by Christofix
    Bench Vise by meanwhileinthegarage
    Rivet Cutting Tool by thehomeengineer
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    Knife Grinder by Mr.DK DIY
    CNC Router by buddyman100
    Table Saw Miter Jig by Didpoolhall



    JKeetonKnives - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:



    You'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and award choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    Nice work!

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    Heck yeah! Thank you! Really glad yall liked this one.
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    Hey guys, I wanted to put this here as a follow-up if anyone happens to find this thread in the future. The SGA has been working great for me since February! THis update video has some tips and tricks on how to use your SGA if you're going to build one.

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    Way cool!

    A thought on the adjusting knob:
    Use a differential screw.

    You can take a 3/8-24 screw, thread it through a block, and have a 1/4-28 step-down on the end that threads into the plate holding your magnet.

    One full turn of the screw = (1/24) - (1/28) Inches, or .0416 - .0357 = .0059"

    I have an old block plane with a differential screw on it and it's really nice for tweaking the cut a tiny tiny amount.

    Of course, if you can cut your own screws, you can make the final amount be ultra-tiny.

    Another way to get finer movement is to use a lever action to press on the magnet plate, using a spring to pre-load it back against the lever.

    Your adjusting screw pushes on one end of the lever, which is pivoted (say) 5" away with a 1" extension past the fulcrum/pivot point. This gives a 5:1 reduction in movement. So, a 1/4-20 screw (.050" per turn) will make a .010" movement.

    Of course, your total movement is then restricted, so you'll need to add a rough-adjust slide to this structure so you can get close the right measurement, then use the fine-adjust to do the final moves during grinding.

    Just some ideas to keep you up at night!
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