That is a really slick setup! How do you keep the grinding dust out of the mill?
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.
tonyfoale (May 20, 2018)
DIY surface grinder
My mill is CNC and as you suggest it works a treat. Last week I got a Walker electro magnetic chuck, which will help a lot.
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