Toolpost Grinder Part 24: First Test Grind

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The day has arrived! We finally test the toolpost grinder on a poor, unsuspecting piece of mild steel. After some experimentation, it turns out the best recipe is just a dressed wheel and soluble oil coolant. We also try some other common tricks, like beeswax and polishing compound on the wheel.


Here are the final drawings for the toolpost grinder, if you’d like to build one yourself:

 Toolpost Grinder Drawings
 Wheel Dresser Drawing
 Arbor Tightening Fixture Drawing

If you’re following along, here are some of the tools and other stuff used in this video:

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