I had a thought to use my drill press to grind my planer blades.
Basically, kerf-cut in a block of wood to match the bevel, chuck some
sort of grinding wheel in press, run blades under grinding wheel at
Certain that I'm not a genious, I figured someone else would have
certainly figured out the same thing. So I googled it and came up with
the reference below. I'm wondering if someone knows the article Jack
is referring to. Any other references or tips for doing this would be
BTW, I can do sandpaper sharpening of the blades, but I would just like
to have a technique that will move faster for removing nicks before I
move onto sandpaper sharpening.
"Saw an article in some mag a few months ago about sharpeneng planer
jointer knives on the drill press with a cup grinder chucked up in it.
"I'm ready to sharpen and can't find the article, or a cup grinder that
can chuck in the drill press. Tried local welding supply and MSC mail
order. MSC has a ton of cup grinders,,,,but none with a shaft to chuck
in the drill press. Their tech specialist suggested taking the chuck
off the DP and doin something, but I don't want to be hammering my
off everytime I want to sharpen.
"Anybody know where to get a cup grinder with a shaft on it?
"Thanks for any help.