BUILDING THE WORDEN GRINDER

Part 11 by Vince Cutajar

While thinking the best possible way to go about doing the metric end mill holders, I tinkered with the brown stuff and turned this wooden wine box...

...into this...
...which fits in the base of the Worden.
So now I know where to store the diamond wheel dresser and the end mill holders.

After a bit of research on the shank diameters of metric HSS end mill holders it was found that the commonest shank diameters are 6mm, 10mm, 12mm and 16mm. Obviously there are larger but 16mm shank diameter is the maximum for the Worden. Also, this does not hold true for solid carbide end mills.

So I made three blanks for the end mill holders.

These were drilled and reamed to the required diameters.
And here are the finished holders.  The 16 mm shank diameter end mills will go directly into the Worden toolholder.  In fact that was the reason why I made it 16mm instead of 5/8".

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