Need plans:Home-brew grinding/sharpening
My bench grinder is useless for anything longer than about 4″–the motor is bigger than the wheels & gets in the way. I’d like to make a grinding system for sharpening everything from my lawnmower blades to chisels, planer knives–everything. I don’t want to invest nearly $400.00 on a Tormek or the like. I envision a raised horizontal arbor belt-driven from a motor in a cabinet below. Variable speed would be real nice. A water tub could be placed under one of the wheels for wet work (if the motor can be made to spin slow enough not to sling water).
Has anyone seen plans for such a machine? I don’t know if I’ll follow the plans to the letter or modify to suit the available junk I already have which I can use.