I am surprised that no one has commented earlier but here goes.
The design not the article is a classic one and appears repeatedly.
GH Thomas's basic grinder is almost identical and the MES Kennet is
Again, it would appear that there are published designs in Model
Engineer for- something similar.
In Home Shop Machinist or Manufacturing Forum, 'our' John Stevenson
produced a mock up and photographs of something rather more refined out
of a three way vice, a cheap DE grinder and an indexing tool holder.
You could get cheaper with blocks of wood sawn at the appropriate
angles and driven by a =A310 DE grinder but with better wheels!
Continuing with tongue in cheek, a careful buy of a well used Clarkson
on E-Bay with a few bits of tooling will do all that this American
'thingy' will do and go on to revolutionise your workshop. A quick look
of comparative costs will show that you can have a somewhat rough and
ready but most useful tool and cutter grinder for a lot less than the
castings etc of a kit.
The latter will then need making up.
Damn, I got expelled from the Quorn Forum for such heresies. Will I get
drummed out of this one as well?
Well I only posted the question last night...
I don't know why you were kicked out of the Quorn group, but I admit to a minor
feeling of aggravation that you so completely ignored my question : I was
specifically asking where I can find a UK source for a particular grinder (or
clone of the same) not a general question regarding other ways to grind lathe
But thanks anyway,
There has been a lot of good reports in the US on these but I'm afraid
I haven't seen one imported into the UK,
Perhaps the Chinese don't do a 250v model yet and just the double AA
size to appeal to the US electrical system.
Visit the new Model Engineering adverts page at:-
I acquired an 8" grinder of the old fashioned "British Made Man Sized
Tooling (TM)" type the other day, courtesy of Bob the ver' nice man, on
the homeworkshop list.
So I am interested in grinding lathe tools! I think even a cheep Clarke
T&CG is not what I want now, but do you have a link to the mock-ups
John drew? When you say a 3-way vice, what sort is that? I have an X-Y
drill vice and a tilting vice, and even one with a swivel table. But
nowt that goes all ways at once! (oo-err missus, etc.)
Boo, do you need that specific table then? It looks fabricate-able,
although possibly you may need some sharp tools to start with? Somewhat
of a Catch-22?
Do you know anyone in the states who could buy it and post over the
whole thing or just the table? A word on rec.crafts.metalworking might
be worth a try, there are some friendly-ish peeps on there, if'n you
ignore their obsession with septic poly-tics.
As you stated about " the bit at the end of the table", I
assumed that you really only wanted half the item. Consequently, I did
my best to list the alternatives which I knew were available. Running
in the background is a request for tool and cutter constructional
information- but from the US- and not vice versa. Accordingly, I was
almost 100% sure that the item to which you sought was not available
here in this country.
Consequently, I apologise for ' going off at a tangent' and have dumped
my records accordingly
Our posts crossed- sorry!
At this point, it would be preferable for the answers to come from
I really feel rather angry about an attempt to help.
Sorry, mate, I'm pissed off
Well, Boo, your turn to show your expertise.