- Bareback 72" Square Wheel Grinder
This is one of the best belt grinders you'll ever use. I'll show you how to build one.
Here is a little information on the origins
of this design. Originally I was exposed to something
similar made by Bob Loveless. He has made many grinders
for his shop that are based on a 4X4 beam. Apparently, it
was Jim Ferguson who turned him on to the advantages of this
sort of machine. Going back even further, Jim says Bill
Herndon had one of these in his shop at one time.
These people are legends in the knife
making world. They've inspired a whole generation of
craftsman. Hopefully my updated version of this classic
idea will inspire you too.