Step 7: Mounting

I measured up and cut out a base from some 12mm (1/2") MDF.  I then drilled some holes to mount the grinder in the centre of the MDF base.  I also made some 40mm spacers from 40mm box section for the grinder.  I needed the spacers to raise the centre of the grinding wheels to that of an 8" grinder.  This one's only a 6" grinder.  Otherwise the jigs would not fit under the grinding wheels.

The centre line of the support tubes need to be in line with the centre of the grinding wheels.  After marking the mounting holes for the support tubes, I drilled some 3/8" holes, and hammered in some 5/16" T-nuts on the under side of the MDF base. I then varnished the MDF to seal it from moisture, grease and oil.

The bolts that hold the grinder on the spacers and base also hold it all to the stand.  The support tubes were mounted with the bolts and embedded T-nuts.

If you don't have a grinder stand, you could just mount the grinder using T-nuts and put some rubber feet on the base board.  You can then clamp the base board to a bench when you need it.  You can also mount everything straight onto a bench permanently without the base board.

One slight glitch was that when I mounted the support tubes the bottom of the tubes did not sit flush to the MDF base.  It seems the angles did not weld straight and flush with the bottom of the tubes.  It seems that the sides of the 30mm square tube are not perfectly flat but slightly curved.  So when the angles are welded to the sides of the tube they angle up ever so slightly.  I fixed this by shimming the outer side of the angles with some plastic from a margarine container lid (double thickness).  This was enough to make the support tube sit flush with the base board.

I won't go into how to use the jigs as there are many instructions on youtube and other sites.  Try the Onestep website
http://www.oneway.ca/sharpening/grind_jig.htm. For information on setup and using the jig checkout the Instruction Manual.
They also have some great instructional videos http://www.oneway.ca/multi-media/wolverine_videos.htm .
<p>Nice jig ,well thought out I'm new to wood turning but have always ground my own drills and chisels buy eye.will have ago at this would possibly but a adjustable support to ajust the angle of chisel one flat and one curved,for round chisels</p>
Nicely done. You might find Captain Eddie interesting,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i9RDnJHz9g
Very very impressive.... I just finished my lathe sharpening center with the wolverine system. before I did that though I was using a shop made wood version that gave inconsitant results especially with a six inch wheel.. <br> <br>You have done a FINE job on this Great job! <br>
Interesting, thanks for sharing.
It is nice isn't it?I just picked up <a href="http://i.imgur.com/ieMSq.jpg" rel="nofollow">another grinder</a> this weekend. It needs some work. I am loosening it all up with my PB Blaster.
Those old motors are stronger than present. <br> <br>You remind me that I have to replace my WD40, thanks.
I'm sure if you spend all kinds of money you can still get nice motors today. The good old ones can be a lot cheaper. $5 for that one. I just took the arbors off of it today and wire wheeled the rust off of them. Now I have to take the rest of it apart, clean it, and paint it. I run a dude workshop where everything has to be nice, dude!<br><br>I bet you could brew up a better penetrating oil than WD-40. Then write an Instructable about it!
Very good initiative that of restore and beautify the old engine. <br> <br>No, for me WD40 is the summum! Surely developers had earn a lot of money, they deserve it. One of the great ideas of WD40 was to give it a pleasant smell.
I have the grinder painted now so I figured I'd give you an updated picture of it:<br> <br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/nj6Lj.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://i.imgur.com/nj6Lj.jpg</a><br> <br> I still have to wire it back up.
Nice motor!
I need to make something like the tool rests in this article for it. I also need to figure out where I am going to set it up. I am getting a little crowded here.
I have the motor all apart and am cleaning it up now to paint.<br><br>One thing PB Blaster isn't is good smelling. It used to be worse though.
Do you have any ideas on how to sharpen skew chisels? I could use an oil stone freehand but currently I'm not skilled enough for that.
great instructable, ingenious idea!
Perfect ! &acirc;€&brvbar; <br>Thanks for sharing !&acirc;€&brvbar;

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