Toolpost Grinder Part 22: Wheel Guard

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Today we’re making a wheel guard for the toolpost grinder.  I didn’t really want to hog the whole thing out of a solid block of material, and I don’t have a welder, so I decided to 3D-print the parts.  But not on any ordinary 3D printer…

Safety Warning

Please bear in mind that the wheel guard on a grinder is a safety device.  It is there to keep the pieces of a failing wheel from injuring you or worse.  If you decide to build one, please be sure you understand the forces involved and choose your materials and fabrication methods accordingly.

Downloadable Files

Here are the STL files for the guard:

Wheel Guard STL Files

Other Stuff

If you’re following along with the build, here are some links to tools used in the video:

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