Post by rodjava
I want to build a lathe bit grinding jig like this one shown at ebay.
So I'm looking for some Home shop machinist plans that I can follow.
I've spent some time googling but could not find anything similar.
Thank you in advance
There are plans for a similar jig in the Village Press book "The Shop
Wisdom of D. E. Johnson", pp 2-4. The book is a collection of the
articles Johnson wrote for Home Shop Machinist over the years, so the
article also appeared in HSM some time ago.
Johnson uses a Jergen's square hole sleeve (MSC sells them) to hold
the bit, so unlike the commercial unit, his jig is good only for one
size of bit. If you need two sizes of bit, you'll have to build two
Village Press used to sell copies of old articles at a reasonable cost
per page. Don't know if they still do. And you'd probably need the
original HSM article reference, though they might be nice and copy
the three pages from the book. If you're near a library, there's also
Interlibrary Loan which can borrow books for you from other libraries,
though it may take time for the system to find a library with a copy
of Johnson's book.