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Justin Siemens
03-22-2018, 2:53 PM
I made up a few diamond dresser for the bench grinder. It is a metalworking project, but both woodworkers and metalworkers need a good dressing tool for the grinder. The first one I made was actually a present for my brother in law who is an avid woodworker.

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I made a video of the entire build as well if you are interested:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mIXjcelBVQ

Direct Youtube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mIXjcelBVQ
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mIXjcelBVQ)
There is a full set of drawings on my blog if you would like to make one yourself: https://www.thecogwheel.net

Brice Rogers
03-24-2018, 4:35 PM
What is the purpose of the angled cut out on the top?

John K Jordan
03-24-2018, 7:54 PM
I made up a few diamond dresser for the bench grinder. It is a metalworking project, but both woodworkers and metalworkers need a good dressing tool for the grinder. The first one I made was actually a present for my brother in law who is an avid woodworker.


Nice job on the machining! I liked watching the way you set up some of the operations.

I have one almost identical to that I bought maybe 10+ years ago to use with the Wolverine platform. I forget the name of the guy making them but I think he sold a bunch - I know other turners who bought one at the same time. It did a great job at dressing my wheels before I switched to CBN for sharpening my lathe tools. Until I saw your post I actually forgot I had it! I think I'll start using it on the Metabo in my little welding shop.

JKJ

Justin Siemens
03-25-2018, 2:19 PM
What is the purpose of the angled cut out on the top?

It's for clearance when the diamond is fully retracted into the body. The diamond isn't perpendicular to the wheel while dressing so without the relief the body could rub into the wheel.

Justin Siemens
03-25-2018, 2:21 PM
Nice job on the machining! I liked watching the way you set up some of the operations.

I have one almost identical to that I bought maybe 10+ years ago to use with the Wolverine platform. I forget the name of the guy making them but I think he sold a bunch - I know other turners who bought one at the same time. It did a great job at dressing my wheels before I switched to CBN for sharpening my lathe tools. Until I saw your post I actually forgot I had it! I think I'll start using it on the Metabo in my little welding shop.

JKJ

Thanks John! CBN wheels have certainly become much more common. I'm considering a setup with them as well - specifically for carbide sharpening. I'll probably use 2 bench grinders. For day to day work with HSS in my shop I find aluminum oxide wheels are still really useful.

Kevin Beitz
04-29-2018, 8:16 AM
May I ask what cutting fluid you are brushing on ?