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Old 04-11-2019, 06:40:07 AM
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A friend gave me this Sanford surface grinder, I didn't have one so I'm glad t get it. It seems to be in good shape. It came with three magnetic chucks, two permanent and one 120 volt. The 120 volt wasn't working, just a loose connection, as antique as it looks it works well. There was a end mill sharpening jig, looks like it did a decent job for my first try.
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Good score. Do yourself a favor and set up a plastic curtained grind booth. Don't want that abrasive grit spreading through your shop.
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Thanks Doc, I have a lean to shed outside with my blasting cabinets, I may put it out there with a drop cover when not in use. The Vette has been around since 1978, finally finished it last year.
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So Snoopy Me , nice vett by the way , what are the 3 engines on the floor next to vett
Wayne

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Check Steve Summers on u -tube he's working on a grinder , maybe some good tips for u
Wayne
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The first engine is a Kenner Marine Engine, made in New Orleans, came out of a sunken logging boat in the swamp near here. It will be my next project, nice looking open crank, exposed camshaft. The second is a Holiday marine engine, it was in a grocery boat that went into the swamps and swapped groceries and supplies for fish and crabs, the third is a Palmer YT2.
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I bought an old 8" X 20" Galmeyer and Livingston surface grinder many years ago and its first job was to grind an anvil's face. I thought I'd just grind it "dry". Bad idea. I took me 2 weeks to clean up the shop after that experience.
Grinding anvil faces is the main job that grinder does. I take a 2 thou deep pass with 50 thou advance and about 2 inches per second feed rate. I hardly ever do an anvil that takes less than 30 thou to clean up, so I make a lot of dust.
I went with a homemade coolant system after that and never regretted it.

Maybe, if you are using your surface grinder for doing stuff like sharpening end mills and touching up from a milling operation, you wouldn't have too much of a dust problem.
I did take some evening classes at a vo-tech school where they had a super power suction system that worked pretty well. So that might be another option.

If I had a vote, I wouldn't put a surface grinder outside and expect it to do precision work.

Not an expert by any stretch of the imagination,
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