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Grinders for sharpening. Systems that won't burn delicate carbon-steel edge tools. Discusses cool-running dry-wheel bench grinders, water-cooled grinders, horizontal grinders, vertical grinders and abrasive belt grinders.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 48

Advice on identifying the source of vibration in a bench grinder.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 12

Buyer's guide to water-cooled grinders.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 106

Bench grinder is hinged to the front edge of a workbench and stores underneath when not in use.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 39

Keeping tools sharp. Part 1. Build your own bench grinder and tool rests or fabricate special tool rests for a commercial bench grinder
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1981 (v.4#12) pg. 18

Keeping tools sharp. Part 2. Dressing the wheel, grinding, honing, stropping, touching up, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 29

Sharpening. Part 4. A discussion of custom-built belt grinders, hones and buffers. Pointers on building one.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1992 (v.39#3) pg. 82

Sharpening. Part 5. Custom-designed bench grinders. Advice on building one and options to consider on speed, direction of rotation and types of wheels.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 74

Sharpening. Part 6. An exploration of common commercial grinders for sharpening carving tools.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1992 (v.39#5) pg. 21

Safety tips for proper use of a power grinder.
COUNTRYSIDE Nov 1982 (v.66#11) pg. 54

How to build a honer-grinder that is powered by a portable drill mounted on a drill press stand.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 55

Editor's tests of three models of home bench grinders. Reviews Black & Decker 7916 Type II, Rockwell 1049, and Sears Model 1935.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #203 Nov 1979 (v.29#9) pg. 6

Build a stand for a grinder from a brake drum, 2" pipe, and 1/4" steel plate. Estimated cost: $6.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 104

Diagram for a wooden stand and treadle for a foot-powered grindstone.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #216 Feb 1981 (v.31#2) pg. 74

Build this grinder for making your own tools. Laminated plywood wheels are covered with sandpaper in varying grits. Four wheels are driven by one motor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #244 Dec 1983 (v.33#10) pg. 28

Using tools. Bench grinder basics.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #254 Dec 1984 (v.34#10) pg. 18

Tip: Build a grinder stand from an old farm disk and a piece of iron pipe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #254 Dec 1984 (v.34#10) pg. 89

Selecting and using an electric bench grinder. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 16

Bench grinders. Tips on using them for sharpening, cleaning, and buffing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 25

On the edge. An overview of grinding and honing for the carpenter, wherein the author argues for more skill and fewer gadgets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 56

Warning about health hazards from grinding beryllium copper tools.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 4

Tip: Jig helps when grinding points on tools with tapered shanks (such a scratch awls, etc.).
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 14

Bench-grinder adjustable tool rest.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 10

(1) Grinding wheel is made from a bicycle wheel. This low-speed (100 RPM) unit will not burn tools. (2) Use 1000-grit charged buffing wheels to polish all edge tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 14

Tip: Low-cost grinder misting system is made from a garden sprayer (flit gun) powered by a vacuum blower.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 10

Grinding wheel primer. Choosing the right wheel for your steel.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 52
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 4

Sharpening with oilstones. Includes instructions for making a grinding guide (tool rest) for your grinding wheel.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 55
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 6

Tip: Convert your hand-powered grinding wheel to foot power.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 10

Advice on wheel speeds and motor size for a shop-built bench grinder.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 8

Reasoning behind the fact that a bench grinder rotates counterclockwise or down toward the operator. Instructions on proper placement of tool being ground (or buffed) are included.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 32

Not the same old grind. A survey of the primary styles of machines used to shape and sharpen tools (bench grinder, belt sander/grinder, wet grinder, vertical grinder, horizontal grinder, ...). Includes tips on usage, improvements, wheel dressing, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 48

How to make small grinding wheels using a mixture of silicon carbide grit and epoxy glue.
GEMS & MINERALS #486 Apr 1978 pg. 37

A guide to grinding wheels. Information on how they are coded, types of wheels and some rules of thumb for grinding. Instructions on how to mount a grinding wheel, safe operation and wheel speeds.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 73

A look at power tools that rasp, file, brush and strip. Emphasis is on drill accessories and brushes for a bench grinder.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 99

A guide to hand grinders and their accessories. Tips on selection and a chart that compares various models.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 93

Make your own angle dresser for a surface grinder. This device will dress any angle from zero to 45-degrees.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1978 (v.67#7) pg. 32

How to build a utility grinder with interchangable wheels for wet grinding, sanding and polishing.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #554 Dec 1983 pg. 26

Tip: Roughen a smooth grindstone with silicon carbide grit.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1986 (v.40#4) pg. 13

Tip on dressing a grinding wheel with either a diamond or steel wheel dresser.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1989 (v.42#11) pg. 87

Hand grinders, some tips and jigs for improving their usefulness.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #463 Dec 1966 (v.62) pg. 90

Getting the most out of your grinder. Uses of a bench mounted power grinder with diagrams showing drill bit sharpening and grinding.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #470 Jul 1967 (v.63) pg. 94

Using a bench grinder as a sander, buffer and small metal lathe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #549 Feb 1974 (v.70) pg. 120

The bench grinder. A look at various models, various types of grinding wheels and tips on using the grinder and its attachments.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #570 Nov 1975 (v.71) pg. 82

How to make a super-heavy bench grinder stand in one hour from a old truck tire rim, a discarded car brake drum and a length of pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 90A

Grinding pedestal is mounted on casters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1963 (v.119#6) pg. 171

Hand grinder. Tips on all the jobs which this very versatile tool can do.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1966 (v.126#4) pg. 176

Adapter for a flexible shaft allows shaft to be clamped in the toolpost of a lathe, thus serving as a toolpost grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 184

How to grind work with micrometer precision. Workholder allows you to feed work into your power bench grinder in increments as small as 1/1000".
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1967 (v.128#5) pg. 194

Single-wheel or double-wheel bench grinder. Est. cost: $7 (less motor).
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1969 (v.131#2) pg. 197

How to mount grinding wheels to an arbor or backing plate using epoxy.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 184

Grinding-wheel dresser assures square edge. Shop-made diamond point dresser has crossbar to guide it across the wheel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1971 (v.135#4) pg. 165

Build a pedestal grinder that has its own light and can be wheeled around easily. By using a salvaged washing machine motor, unit can be built for $40.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1971 (v.136#5) pg. 144

Shop test of the Stephan invisible-wheel grinder which has slots in the grinding wheel so you can see what you are doing. Tips on its use discussed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1976 (v.145#6) pg. 113

Wooden toolpost holder for a hand grinder. Allows grinder to be attached to a metal lathe for sharpening cutters and for doing cylindrical grinding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1977 (v.148#2) pg. 117

Tip: Make this simple support for a hand grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 30

Bench grinder basics. How to harness this versatile, 2-wheeled abrasive machine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1990 (v.167#3) pg. 75

Belt sander does hollow grinding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1963 (v.182#2) pg. 122

Easy way to dress a grinding wheel.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 116

Sliding tool rest for precision grinding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1964 (v.185#1) pg. 144

Slide-out grinder bench allows you to sit and work.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 130

A guide to bench grinders. Table comparing sixty one models is included. Also covers what you should know about grinding wheels and how to change one.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1974 (v.204#6) pg. 104

How to get the most out of your bench grinder. Basic grinding and wire brush applications. Plans for a grinder stand with lots of storage, plus a special grinder table and accessory jigs which will improve the accuracy of your grinding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1974 (v.205#1) pg. 100

Roll-around grinder stand, with three storage drawers, is built from wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1982 (v.220#5) pg. 152

Disc sander/grinder. Two-in-one power tool combines a 10" sanding disc with a 6" grinding wheel. Both are powered by the same electric motor. The case and stand are constructed of plywood and features a tilting table for the sander.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #63 Nov 1991 (v.11#3) pg. 33, Insert

Using the Tormek SuperGrind 2000 grinding and sharpening system which combines a wet grinder with a leather wheel and a unique collection of jigs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 78

Unorthodox lathe toolpost grinder. Build a grinding head that is rotated using a flexible shaft powered by a remotely-located electric motor. The grinding head also converts your vertical milling machine into a surface grinder.
PROJECTS IN METAL Jun 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 15

A four-station grinder combines 2 regular grinding wheels, a face-mount wheel, and a narrow-belt all into one unit driven by a single 1/2 hp reversible motor.
PROJECTS IN METAL Oct 1988 (v.1#5) pg. 4
Correction PROJECTS IN METAL Dec 1988 (v.1#6) pg. 24

Drill grinder attachment mount. Combine an inexpensive drill grinding attachment, flat-blade toolholder attachment, electric motor and a simple welded fixture to make a dedicated sharpening machine for drill bits and flat items (chisels, plane blades, screwdrivers).
PROJECTS IN METAL Aug 1989 (v.2#4) pg. 18

Slow speed grinder from 78 rpm phonograph motor.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #215 Mar 1963 (v.34#3) pg. 108

Kitchen mixer doubles as a power grinder and polisher.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jan 1964 (v.35#1) pg. 92

Tip on converting an old floor polisher to a disc grinder by substituting abrasive-covered plywood disks for the brushes.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #213 Apr 1994 (v.18#9) pg. 25

Tip: Make a low-cost grinder from the motor out of a used washer or dryer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #12 Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 14

Tip: Install your bench grinder to fold-down under your workbench when not in use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 20

Suggested rotational speed for sharpening fine steel tools on a bench grinder.
WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 26

Mounting bolts are used as "stilts" for a bench grinder to allow storing it out of the way. In use, the bolts simply are inserted into bench top holes that keep it from wandering all over the bench top when in use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 12

Wet-wheel slow-speed grinders. A buyer's guide to selecting and using one- and two-wheel machines (both horizontal and vertical wheels).
WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 34

Build your own wet-wheel grinder. Standard horizontal wet-wheel grinding stone, powered by a drill press, is modified so there is a steady flow of water over the stone's surface. A 9" diameter cake pan contains the water. The honing guide is made from pieces of angle iron supported on a steel rod. Est. cost is $100. Also includes set-up, maintenance and sharpening instructions.
WOOD MAGAZINE #102 Winter 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 61
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #113 Mar 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 6 (Jointer & planer knife sharpening)

A discussion of the benefits of vertical and horizontal grinders and which grindstones are good for sharpening woodcarving tools.
WOODCARVING #31 Nov 1996 pg. 50

How to improve the tool rest found on most electric grinders.
WOODSMITH #20 Mar 1982 pg. 7
Added Info WOODSMITH #24 Nov 1982 pg. 3

This wooden block designed to hold a diamond point truing rod makes it easier to dress the face of a grinding wheel.
WOODSMITH #20 Mar 1982 pg. 7

How to select and care for grinding wheels.
WOODSMITH #20 Mar 1982 pg. 12

Low-speed grinder accessory mounts on top of a table saw and is driven by a belt and pulley mounted on the saw's arbor. It features an adjustable tool rest and carriage, and a lift-off safety hood.
WOODSMITH #111 Jun 1997 (v.19) pg. 20

Tip: How to dress a grinding wheel using diamond impregnated tungsten carbide saw teeth from a large stone-cutting saw.
WOODWORKER #1079 Oct 1983 (v.87) pg. 633

Tip: Dress a grinding wheel with a piece of iron or steel pipe.
WOODWORKER #1086 May 1984 (v.88) pg. 332

Grinding jig features interchangable heads fixed at 25-degrees, 30-degrees, or any other angle. The jig and heads are made entirely of wood. Makes it easy to get accurate resetting of any grinding angle.
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 612

Nose to the grindstones. A brief overview of powered grinding machines (bench grinders) and tips on their use.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 954

Grinding cool. Solution to constant problem of keeping blades cool while grinding them on a high-speed bench grinder.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 1007

Jig for converting a portable electric drill into a bench grinder.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 1023

Shop tests of 12 slow-speed, wet-wheel grinders.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 80

Buyer's guide to selecting and using bench grinders.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 52

Guide to using small (4"-5") angle grinders. Use them to grind, sand, cut metal, etc.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 74