Tool grind fixture

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Found drawing for this fixture and built it. Not my design, but modified it to suit my needs and rigidity ideas. Thought it would be a good addition to my surface grinder. However I was offered good money for the grinder and sold it, so I’m now looking for another smaller grinder for my shop. If I cannot find a small grinder I may have to build one from scratch. I can forward drawings if anyone wants to build one for themself. The fixture that is !
 

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that's some really nice work there!
 

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Thanks, it’s all O1 Starrett ground stock. Wanted heat treatment and grind but wimped out besides selling my grinder. Maybe someday will finish the job when I get a new grinder. I hope to post some of my other work in the near future Along with pics of my little shop.
 

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Trying now to post with a bit map conversion, hope it works on the first part drawing.
 

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here is an Autocad drawing if you can read it------let me know which works , i'll send them.
 

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FWIW, I just restored a Kao Ming tool and cutter grinder, made in Taiwan about thirty years ago. I had it all apart and was very impressed with the quality and precision.

I did a search and didn't find any manuals for it, so have been slowly learning how to use it.

so I’m now looking for another smaller grinder for my shop.
This one might be for sale for the right offer.

jack vines
 

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I could open the BMP file in all 3 of my tools, but - the .BMP file is a blank BMP file - there is no data in it.
 

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Found drawing for this fixture and built it. Not my design, but modified it to suit my needs and rigidity ideas. Thought it would be a good addition to my surface grinder. However I was offered good money for the grinder and sold it, so I’m now looking for another smaller grinder for my shop. If I cannot find a small grinder I may have to build one from scratch. I can forward drawings if anyone wants to build one for themself. The fixture that is !
I would also like the drawings if you don't mind,so I can add it to my "I am going to make that one day" list. Very nice work.
 

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Could not open either drawing, apparently they require some unusual program that i don't have. Can you post them as PDF please.
 

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I was able to open the AutoCAD file.
 

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I used a doc scanner app on my mobile phone,but you guys probably work on your computers,which I don't have.
 

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I am able to open the dwg file with the Qcad pro trial version.

Roy
 

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some are incomplete but you can still use them for reference. I will post all I have and you should be able to fill in the blanks. Does this help? Most was done to fit as I built the fixture without any drawings. Have fun ! !
Will post pics of shop soon.
 

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Thanks, it’s all O1 Starrett ground stock. Wanted heat treatment and grind but wimped out besides selling my grinder. Maybe someday will finish the job when I get a new grinder. I hope to post some of my other work in the near future Along with pics of my little shop.
I like your shop and equipment Frank. Very nice.
 

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Thanks, it’s my old boy toybox. Currently making pedal steel guitar parts for a man who restores older guitars. Keeps my mind busy !
 

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Hey, guys, I found the perfect small surface grinder to add to my shop ! It’s in the May/June 2006 “The Home Shop Machinist” magazine. I’m going to start saving and working on the material and parts to build this gem for this coming years project. What do ya think ? ? Worth while ?
 

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Hey, guys, I found the perfect small surface grinder to add to my shop ! It’s in the May/June 2006 “The Home Shop Machinist” magazine. I’m going to start saving and working on the material and parts to build this gem for this coming years project. What do ya think ? ? Worth while ?
For those of us who dont subscribe to that magazine might there be another way to see which grinder you speak of? Going off the "Toyz" in your shop its obvious that you have a particular attraction to the GOOD STUFF! You are also obviously NOT A Newbie as your tag states, you're just new to the site so your experience and affinity for quality equipment has me intrigued which has me wanting to see this "perfect small surface grinder" because I have been thinking about buying one IF I ever came across a "Home/Hobbyist" sized machine for the right price for the quality! Any additional info would be appreciated, Thanks.
 

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I totally get it. Taking pride in making your own. Believe me, I get it. But when it can be bought? Like a little Sanford surface grinder. I will spend the money on the Sanford instead of time and money to make my own. And in the end the Sanford just might hold its value better. That’s just the facts. Believe me, I have been around the block, made many a tool and such. I have learned the hard way. If it can be bought, then buy it. If it’s a widget only you need, then make it.
 

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It appears that I can not view the article unless I subscribe to the magazine. Pity.
 

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I totally get it. Taking pride in making your own. Believe me, I get it. But when it can be bought? Like a little Sanford surface grinder. I will spend the money on the Sanford instead of time and money to make my own. And in the end the Sanford just might hold its value better. That’s just the facts. Believe me, I have been around the block, made many a tool and such. I have learned the hard way. If it can be bought, then buy it. If it’s a widget only you need, then make it.
Sanford benchtops are extremely hard to find, very few machinists are willing to part with them ! That’s why I am willing to build my own. I also like the idea of customizing the build to suit my needs and engineering preferences.
 
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