RFGuy wrote:jsburger wrote:I have two work benches.. The out feed table on my cabinet saw also serves as a work bench. The small bench on the right was made when I was still working in my garage. The large bench on the left was made after the dedicated shop was built. It has dog holes in the top and the full width Veritas twin screw vice jaw. I also have a pattern makers vise to mount on the left front.
The small bench and out feed table are 1 1/2" thick laminated Maple. The large bench is also laminated Maple. It is 2" thick in the center with 4" wide aprons.
I like the compactness of the dual wheel grinder on the pole stand you have. Is it stable on that stand or did you need to mount it to the wall on the back or bolt it to the floor to keep it from tipping over? What brand is it? I am in the market to get one and yours looks very interesting...also very nice looking shop! Thanks for sharing.
That is an old picture. Yes it was stable but... The grinder was a freebe and had a terrible harmonic vibration starting and stoping. I took the wheels off but it was still there.
So I bought a 1HP Rikon slow speed grinder from Woodcraft when they were on sale a few years ago. Then I bought 2 CBN wheels from Wood Turners World.
I bought an 80 grit and a 220 grit. I have a Wolverine sharpening system on the way from Peachtree so it should work great.
The pedestal is from Harbor Freight but it is OK and stable. The Rikon grinder is silky smooth with the OEM wheels so I think it will be even better with the CBN wheels since they are dynamically balanced.
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