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Old 11-23-2018, 06:17 PM
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My 6" bench grinder came with some pretty cheesy tool rests and totally inadequate eye shields. I want to start grinding some HSS tools to use on my mini lathe so I figured some upgrades were in order.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:40 PM
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Nice Mod's ……. Been wanting to do something to one of my bench grinders
at least to make the tables better than the junk crap they come with the shield idea is nice as well beats the little glasses most have that serves not much protection anyway and yours looks like it will do a far better job of keeping most of the grindings out of the face...
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:35 PM
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You will quickly appreciate those tool rests!

I bought a 6 in Baldor grinder and it came with flimsy tool rests. I make a set similar to yours. I like a rest that wraps around the wheel.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:41 PM
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Nice job!!! What kind of wheels?
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:07 PM
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I got to say I am impressed with those rests and eye shield
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Nice fab job.


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Old 11-24-2018, 09:09 AM
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Nice job!!! What kind of wheels?
The one on the right is a 46 grit ceramic alumina, and the one on the left is an 80 grit aluminum oxide, both from Lee Valley. I hope they hold up well with proper care. NO MORE grinding tungstens on them! I do want to build an alternate table to bolt on that will either have an adjustable wing on the side, or be set at the proper angle for drill bits.
I built a similar non-adjustable shield where I used to work that was wall mounted and had a top window and a front window. It is far enough away from the wheels that you can get your hands in underneath it to work yet gives total coverage.
Thanks for the compliments all.

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Old 11-24-2018, 11:07 AM
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I do all my bits free hand so I scribed a line on the table at the proper angle as a reference.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:50 AM
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I did the same idea about 10 or 15 years ago for one of the grinders at school. And then a bit later for the big 10 inch one in the welding room. No pix of the big one .
...lew...ps. I don't weld so that is the reason for the csk flatheads. :-)
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