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Tools => Vintage or Collectable => Topic started by: goodfellow on January 16, 2014, 08:52:25 PM

Title: Saved this Block Motor grinder from the scrap pile --
Post by: goodfellow on January 16, 2014, 08:52:25 PM
Not perfect, but for $20 it was worth it --

Split phase 1/3 HP Craftsman Industrial version. Needs some work, but the bearings are nice and smooth and the housing is clean. It needs a few parts such as the right side wheel guard and wheel guard cover, as well as the wheel guard end plate. Also the eye shield.

I can make most of these sheet metal parts, except for the cast wheel guard housing. If anyone has one for sale please PM me.

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1381Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1382Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1383Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1384Medium.jpg)

I will use this machine as a dedicated tungsten grinder for my Miller TIG machine.
Title: Re: Saved this Block Motor grinder from the scrap pile --
Post by: goodfellow on January 16, 2014, 08:52:52 PM
Had a few hours to kill, so I pretty much tore into it hard. Cleaned, sanded, painted the pieces this afternoon and they are drying up as I'm typing this. It'll be ready for reassembly tomorrow morning.

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1387Medium.jpg)

Built in 1969 --

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1388Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1389Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1390Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1391Medium.jpg)

Everything disassembled --

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1392Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1393Medium.jpg)

Previous owner used the wheel to grind on wood  -- pretty much ruined it with embedded pitch and tar

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1394Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1395Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1396Medium.jpg)

Everything nicely painted and drying --

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1397Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1398Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1400Medium.jpg)

I used copper hammered paint on the center shroud -- I like that color.

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1401Medium.jpg)

Finished it up this morning. This is not a restore, but just a cleaning, sanding and respray job. The bearings and other components worked flawlessly, so no need to dig into the machine to any great detail.

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1402Medium.jpg)

(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1404Medium.jpg)


Onward --
Title: Re: Saved this Block Motor grinder from the scrap pile --
Post by: fflintstone on March 27, 2014, 10:04:09 PM
Had a few hours to kill, so I pretty much tore into it hard. Cleaned, sanded, painted the pieces this afternoon and they are drying up as I'm typing this. It'll be ready for reassembly tomorrow morning.

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1387Medium.jpg[/url])

Built in 1969 --

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1388Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1389Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1390Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1391Medium.jpg[/url])

Everything disassembled --

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1392Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1393Medium.jpg[/url])

Previous owner used the wheel to grind on wood  -- pretty much ruined it with embedded pitch and tar

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1394Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1395Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1396Medium.jpg[/url])

Everything nicely painted and drying --

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1397Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1398Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1400Medium.jpg[/url])

I used copper hammered paint on the center shroud -- I like that color.

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1401Medium.jpg[/url])

Finished it up this morning. This is not a restore, but just a cleaning, sanding and respray job. The bearings and other components worked flawlessly, so no need to dig into the machine to any great detail.

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1402Medium.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo18/goodfellow_2004/Craftsman_Bench_Grinder/PICT1404Medium.jpg[/url])


Onward --


I missed this one before. nice tungsten grinder.
Title: Re: Saved this Block Motor grinder from the scrap pile --
Post by: goodfellow on March 27, 2014, 10:51:18 PM
Thanks!  actually I decided to make a belt grinder out of it and it's been a real useful tool doing all this small bracket work.

http://www.toolsandgarages.com/index.php?topic=4753.0 (http://www.toolsandgarages.com/index.php?topic=4753.0)