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January 16, 2014, 08:52:25 PM

goodfellow

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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.









I will use this machine as a dedicated tungsten grinder for my Miller TIG machine.
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January 16, 2014, 08:52:52 PM
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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.



Built in 1969 --









Everything disassembled --





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







Everything nicely painted and drying --







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



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.






Onward --
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March 27, 2014, 10:04:09 PM
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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.



Built in 1969 --









Everything disassembled --





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







Everything nicely painted and drying --







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



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.






Onward --


I missed this one before. nice tungsten grinder.
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March 27, 2014, 10:51:18 PM
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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
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