Introduction: Old Fashioned Grinding Wheel Bench

About: Retired and a disabled Vietnam war veteran. Jack of all trades and the master of none. I'm a natural born do-it-yourselfer, love working with my hands.

By using the 19th. Century logs that was given to me by a good friend. Also, I inherited a19th. Century stone grinding wheel from my grandfather Stephens. By using these material I was able to construct an old looking tool from the pass. It's very rustic and primitive look, a tool with a beauty in its own right. This holds a time from the pass, nostalgia to be passed on to the future generation. (from grandpa Stephens to grandson Milton and then from grandpa Milton to grandson Robert, all in the family of Stephens).

Step 1: 19th. Century Log Cabin Wood. 19th. Century Grinding Wheel

I was given logs from a19th. Century cabin, and old grinding stone wheel. My project is to build a grinding bench to sharpen tools.

Step 2: Cutting the Material From the Logs

Using a table saw, I cut the logs into boards to make the sitting grinding bench

1 @ 2" X 2" X 18" Axel,

4 @ 2" X 2" X 18" legs,

2 @ 2" X 4" X 8" pillar-boxs,

1 @ 3/4" X 4" X 24" foot-paddle,

1 @ 3/4" X 2" X 12" connecting board,

1 @ 3/4" X 2" X 6" offset arm.

Step 3: Cut and Shape the Pieces

1st. The Axel need the ends cut round for the pillar-block.

2nd. Drill holes in the pillar-blocks.

3rd. Drill 4 holes in the bench for the legs.

4th. Legs need the ends cut round.

5th. Sharp the paddle board on the end to connect to the connector arm.

6th. Cut 2 hole in each end of connector arm, 1 for the paddle board and the other end for the off-set arm.

7th. Cut 2 slots in the off-set arm, 1 on each end for the connector arm and the other for the axel.