My Sharpening Station and Jig
I build a sharpening station around the older cheapo grinder I
have, I'd love to get a Baldor slow speed grinder,
but, I've not convinced myself that I really need one...... yet...
The Grinder and Rests
This is my basic set up. On the left, there is a table type of rest, I use this
for sharpening scrapers
There are two rests, one a table type, and the other a bar type.
They can go on either side of the grinder.
A pic of the table type rest from the top
Looks a bit crooked here, but it is level.
The Bar Rest
I use a bolt and handle to lock the rests in place from under the stand.
Obviously handmade, but it works well
The front with a bowl gouge inserted
I just screwed a piece of wood onto the stand to set my stick out on the jig,
the stick out is about 1 3/4" but it is not that critical, what is
important, is that it is the same each time.
I do the top bevel first, I have the extension rest marked
You can see the gap at the bottom, this is because I'm only grinding the top
A close up
Once I've ground the 1st bevel, I move the extension rest inward to the second
Here I'm grinding the second bevel
in the close up you can see that the 1st bevel is not being ground.
This is the result, with this, you can present the tool to the work, in such a
way that the tool cuts very smoothly.