Anyone know who sells these grinders in the uK ?

The ones I'm looking at are at
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it''s the table affair at the end thatinterests me, not the grinder particularly
per se.
Thanks,
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Boo
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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 quite similar. 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?
Cheers
Norm
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ravensworth2674
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Well I only posted the question last night...
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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 tools.
But thanks anyway,
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Boo
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. -- Regards,
John Stevenson Nottingham, England.
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Norm,
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.
Zed
ravensworth2674 wrote:
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zedbert
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Boo, 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
Norman Atkinson
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ravensworth2674
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Zed, Our posts crossed- sorry! At this point, it would be preferable for the answers to come from elsewhere. I really feel rather angry about an attempt to help.
Sorry, mate, I'm pissed off
Well, Boo, your turn to show your expertise.
Norman Atkinson
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ravensworth2674
Hi Boo, Try the Chronos web site. Pete
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pete
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Why ? Do Chronos stock them ?
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Boo
Yes, it looks quite useful and would save a lot of faffing about. Maybe they'll be a B&Q special in time for Christmas...
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Boo

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