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    That is a really slick setup! How do you keep the grinding dust out of the mill?

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    Great idea. I was planning on turning a small mill (see my recent post) into a surface grinder but it would have been very small. I have a spare motor from a chop saw and I have appropriate grinding wheels so this could be a very simple conversion to put on my Bridgeport. It should also be easier to source a regular size mag. chuck than the small one that I would need for the small mill as per my original plan.
    Many thanks, I am now off downstairs to my workshop to start work on it.

    PS. Maybe a better bet for me might be to mount my Tool Post grinder in similar fashion to yours. The TP grinder has a more rigid spindle/bearing arrangement than a stock chop saw.
    Last edited by tonyfoale; 01-14-2018 at 03:03 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Nicely done!!

    I'm keeping this on in my potential future builds. I have thought about buying a surface grinder, but it is hard to justify the floor space. I have a Bridgeport, so this would be a nice fit and would store easier when it's not being used...

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!


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