Remember a few months ago me posting photos of this?
No. 2 Jewel Grinder
Motor City Machine
with a Howell Electric R/I motor.
Well I have had it cosmetically restored for a while but was having trouble with spindles for it. Finally found a way to adapt a set of Lee Valley long (drill press) spindles to it. Today I got the wiring finished up and fired it up and put it use. Works like a champ!
I think was originally a metal working machine. Someone suggested it was a profile grinder.
Boyar Schultz made two or three different sizes of profile grinder. I owned a small size No. 1, which was a bench model. They have tilting tables and a spindle that holds 1/4" shank mounted wheels or carbide burs. I believe they were used to make sheet metal blanking dies and punches. They have adjustable travel above the table, so they can also do work in molding cavities.
Now it will be sanding wood for me in my shop!