Machines for cylindrical grinding can often cost a large amount of money, and DIYers can avoid this added financial strain by building their own post grinder. These hand-crafted lathe post grinders can even offer more precision at times in comparison to mainstream turners as they utilize certain round parts in their mechanics that result in higher efficiency rates. Bob Warfield offers a personal blueprint on one of his favorite lathe grinder designs that was originally published by RCPlanebuilder.
- Tool post grinders allow precision grinding without the expense of a separate cylindrical grinding machine.
- A modern CNC Lathe performs nearly as well as grinding in terms of precision.
- A simple tool post grinder is easy to make, but a more sophisticated one involves fabricating a spindle.
“Any time you use a cylindrical grinder be sure to cover your lathes ways to protect them from any grit thrown off by the grinder.”