I made this setup for my Crafstman sharpening jig
(made by General for Sears). The 1/3 HP split phase motor supplies
plenty of power. I'm using a side mounted stone now but used
a regular 6 aluminum oxide wheel for years. Heavy grinding on
the side of a regular grinding wheel is not recommend. Use caution,
eye and face protection when doing any grinding operation.
You have the added advantage of standing to the side of the
wheel with this setup. The base is a piece of channel with
3/4x3/4" angle welded on each end and mounted with rubber feet.
I welded pieces of strap steel on each side of the jig base
to keep it perpendicular to the wheel face and allow for
adjustment. If you take your time and do very light passes this
jig works great. It will not, however, do split point drills.
There was a great article in
Home Shop Machinist magazine Jan/Feb 2003
about these sharpening jigs with tips on operation and modifications
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