Author Topic: Bench Grinder Conversion  (Read 3095 times)

Offline Jeff May

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Bench Grinder Conversion
« on: June 13, 2016, 10:55:34 PM »
I recently had an old Dayton 6" bench grinder given to me.
 As I have several others I thought I would possibly turn it into a sort of tool grinder. One side a regular wheel or a cup wheel or sorts, the other a green wheel for carbides.
 I was just wondering if others on here have done something like this and would be willing to share pictures and ideas on how to go about doing this.
 It would mostly be used for lathe tooling.
 I would like something where I would be able to use a guide at various angles and such.
 Also, possibly a set up of sorts for drills or end mills.
 I'm searching for ideas as I'm not really sure where to start.

 Many Thanks,
 Jeff in Hagerstown

Offline John Rudd

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Re: Bench Grinder Conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 02:06:14 AM »
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Re: Bench Grinder Conversion
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 05:07:50 PM »
Thanks John for giving my website a mention.

Jeff, the links mentioned by John will introduce you to my Simple and Advanced grinding rests which enable a wide range of sharpening tasks to be carried out. However, should you first want to give more thought to something more advanced I have on my website a simple, but effective, method of sharpening the end cutting edges of an end mill. If eventually, you decided to make one of my grinding rests, then much of what you will have produced in making the endmill sharpening device could be transferred to the grinding rest.

I have started recently to add videos to my website and it just so happens that the latest one is the device mentioned. The link to the video can be found here

For those interested the complete list of those videos already published can be found here . I also have another 15 videos that I will be issueing at the rate of 1 (occasionally 2) a week.

Going back to Jeff's thoughts on the subject of a tool grinder I am also working on 5 videos showing my grinding rest being used to sharpen a, lathe knife tool, slitting saw, end mill, dovetail cutter, four facet drill sharpening, others will also be added to the list. All these are some way off and are unlikely to appear before the end of the year.   

I do mail out to those in my metalworking address book notification of the videos as they are published. Should any one reading this like to be added to the list then go to my correspondence page at and add, Please add me to your mailing list. 

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