Using top of grinding wheel?
Hi everyone greetings from smoky California. Since I can’t resume work on the cottage I’m building, due to the air outside being worse than a 70’s nightclub, I decided to get going on my DIY grinder project. I got the grinder part pretty good, but my Veritas grinding jig seems to be backordered for quite some time and of course I’m anxious to get started.
This got me thinking about makeshift jigs to hold my tools at the proper angle, like cutting a chunk of wood and screwing it to the plywood the whole contraption is attached to. Then it dawned on me that the grinding wheel being a circle, there must be a point where holding the blade parallel to the work surface would hit the wheel at the precise angle I want. If this is not news to anyone my apologies, a cursory search yielded nothing.
I decided to sketch it up to scale on sketchup and it seems plausible. All I need to do is make a box around the grinding wheel at the right height with a slot at the top for the wheel to poke up. I would make it a little lower so I can put a shim on top to allow for a chisel handle.
If this is a Darwin award in the making, please feel free to show me the error of my ways…