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JOHN BRIDGE 125/06/2017 16:01:37
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Is there a kit available for this and is it possible to buy the plans other than in the book. John

Robbo25/06/2017 16:20:52
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AFAIK there is no kit available, but I stand to be corrected on this.

The complete drawings are only available in Harold's book, however he has put a pdf of the upper part of the rest on his website, as this part has most detail and is very small in the book.

There is a full description, including videos, on Harold's website. The advanced rest is here - **LINK** Once you've seen that, you can then spend hours on the website studying his various projects smiley.

The rest was also described in MEW no 89 in April 2003, with updates in later issues

Neil Wyatt25/06/2017 18:09:28
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Most of the details of Harold's design are also in teh 25 Years of MEW special, still available digitally.

Thor 🇳🇴25/06/2017 18:12:38
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Hi John,

Have you checked out Kim's building log of the Advanced Rest on the MEM site?

Thor

Rik Shaw25/06/2017 18:25:21
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John - I have built the rest which you can see in my albums. Just remember to consider Harolds mods on his web site before you start work. (The two magnets are essential in my opinion).

Harolds book is better than a set of drawings as it provides a great deal of info that mere drawings cannot.

Hope you enjoy your build.

Rik

Edited By Rik Shaw on 25/06/2017 18:28:56

JOHN BRIDGE 126/06/2017 09:30:29
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Thanks very much to you all for your replies, I have ordered a used copy of MEW 89 off Ebay, it should arrive tomorrow, I have also ordered Harold's book. I have tried to order the 25 years special issue but it will not let me use Paypal with my browser ( Microsoft Edge ), I prefer not to transmit my Credit Card details but I may. I have looked at Kim's building log and I am sure I will be looking at it frequently during my build.. Rik I can only hope that my build will be half as good as yours and yes I will be using the magnets and applying the mods. Does anyone know which later issues these mods. appear in?

John

MW26/06/2017 09:39:58
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To have put his own time and effort into making his website with most of his projects on it, which is virtually free to use, really shows his dedication to this hobby.

Michael W

Edited By Michael-w on 26/06/2017 09:40:24

thaiguzzi26/06/2017 09:55:31
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Posted by Michael-w on 26/06/2017 09:39:58:

To have put his own time and effort into making his website with most of his projects on it, which is virtually free to use, really shows his dedication to this hobby.

Michael W

Edited By Michael-w on 26/06/2017 09:40:24

Agreed.

Robbo26/06/2017 14:18:24
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John

In MEW nos 90 and 91 (May/June and July 2003) Harold describes accessories for use with the grinding rest, in 90 these include a square workpiece holder, slitting saw sharpening jig, fence and stop assembly; no 91 was concerned with a more testing build of an end mill sharpener.

The article in MEW no 91 was the eighth in a series called "Milling Projects for Beginners" which series Harold later turned into a book.

In MEW no 176 (May 2011) in an article entitled " Grinding Rest Update" Harold described using his rest for various purposes and modifying a bench grinder for the best outcome. This article also introduced the use of the 2 switchable magnets.

EDIT - I think you can find all the info in these MEWs on Harold's website, though you may be like me and prefer to have a piece of paper in your hand!

Edited By Robbo on 26/06/2017 14:35:48

Jon Gibbs26/06/2017 14:40:35
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I agree with Rik - The book "Milling: A Complete Course (Workshop Practice)" is just £6.95 on Amazon and has all of the plans and the recommended updates on HH's website are essential reading IMHO here **LINK**.

I bought the book (so if there is any copyright fee then it goes to Harold), checked HH's website and then ordered the materials from M-Machine.

Jon

norman valentine26/06/2017 16:08:08
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I have just completed this grinding rest and have mounted it on a board with a bench grinder modified as he suggests with a mount that is adjustable for height and angle. I used aluminium castings for all the larger blocks of metal. I have also made the end mill sharpening attachment, all that is left to do are the collets.img_0373.jpg

Edited By norman valentine on 26/06/2017 16:09:37

JOHN BRIDGE 126/06/2017 16:55:52
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Thanks once again to everyone for your helpful replies, I have ordered MEW 89,90,91 cannot find 176 which I would like as it shows the mods. to the grinder, I will look on Harold's site later in case it is on there, also ordered of course Harold's book number 35, I also have the digital version of the 25 years special issue, this will be useful as I can enlarge the drawings, the eyes are not as sharp as they once where. One other problem I have with the grinder, when it starts you can see some run out on the and this of course causes vibration, I can dress the wheel on it's circumference but it is the sides that need truing up, I have tried about six wheels all with some run out and similar on two different grinders, is this normal?

Norman, I am interested in knowing which bits you made out of aluminium any chance of the part numbers?

John

JOHN BRIDGE 126/06/2017 17:15:17
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Just noticed that the Grinding Head is in Harold's Book No 38 which I have.

John

Antony Price26/06/2017 17:24:34
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Hi John

I've posted this before, but, also check out:

Link: **LINK**

Tony

norman valentine26/06/2017 17:30:28
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John, I made parts, 4,7,8,9,17,18 and 20 from cast aluminium with some copper added to the alloy which makes it harder.

Robbo27/06/2017 09:52:27
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John

Have sent you a PM

duncan webster27/06/2017 12:24:32
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I've been looking at making something like this for some time, so this thread got me thinking. If I use the magnet idea for securing the whoe thing, can I get away with only one dovetail arrangement? If I want to use the face of the wheel, or more likely a cup wheel, I'd just plonk the rest down so the dovetail slide advanced the table towards the face of the wheel, parallel to the grinder spindle.. Looking at Clarkson machines, they only have one leadscrew controlled movement.

Ian S C28/06/2017 13:41:57
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from time to time I'v been thinking of something similar, but with the tool rest rising and lowering vertically past a fixed grinder.

Ian S C

JOHN BRIDGE 115/07/2017 23:49:01
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JohnPosted by Thor on 25/06/2017 18:12:38:

Hi John,

Have you checked out Kim's building log of the Advanced Rest on the MEM site?

Thor

Hi Thor,, This was a very useful link and I could view the videos but now they are not available something about a Photobucket account update, are these videos available elsewhere.?

John

JOHN BRIDGE 129/07/2017 21:16:52
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Well I have finished making H H's Grinding Rest and found it an most img_2004.jpgenjoyable exercise, respect to Harold ,I wonder how may of these have been made. My attempt is not as good as some I have seen done by others but I am very pleased with it,, I have still to complete the graduations on the feed knobs, I do not have a dividing head, I may make Harold's, I also have to make the accessories to enable me to use the rest. I also made this rest using bits and pieces of metal that I had lying around some of it scrap, old railings and the like except for the 50 and 32 mm square. I would also like to sat in case it was misunderstood, that I do have the two books that Harold produced 35 and 38, I did buy them, The reason I wanted PDF'S larger diagrams was that so I could enlarge them and print them out as my old eyes like the rest of me are not as good as they once where.

John .

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