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…
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.
Here are the STL files for the guard:
If you’re following along with the build, here are some links to tools used in the video:
- YG-1 Tank-Power 3/8″ powdered metal roughing end mill (eBay*): https://goo.gl/4QmiZi
- Shars CCMT0602 RH turning tool holder (eBay*): https://goo.gl/Q1Jsdp
- Kyocera CCMT060204-HQ Cermet Inserts (eBay*): https://goo.gl/pDhFAs
- Noga Deburring Set (Amazon*): http://amzn.to/2xMfiPz
- General Tools Tap Wrench Set (Amazon*): http://amzn.to/2znrcOW
- Allen SAE Hex Key Set (*Amazon): http://amzn.to/2BsnIfP
*These are affiliate links. When you click one of these links and make a purchase, it helps to support projects like this one.