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    OSS 'finally' finished

    Remember a few months ago me posting photos of this?





    No. 2 Jewel Grinder
    Motor City Machine
    Detroit Michigan.
    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!
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    Jeff, you've done it again! Great job there Kudzu!
    -Ned

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    looks good jeff ,good thing you posted this cause i had alrady spied it in your shop tour and mentioned it not being properly introduced,,, now it has been fine job there..you mentioned sanding molds like in a pattern shop?
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    Thanks Ned.

    Larry, I know nothing about this machine. Can't find the first thing on it anywhere. Someone said it was probably a Profile Grinder but that is the extent of my knowledge of it. I got it from Ann Arbor and it was made in Detroit probably in the 30's or 40's due to the R/I motor on it.

    It had a stone on it so it makes sense it was a metal working machine, but past that I am just guessing.

    I noticed your comment about it on the Shop tour, but I knew I was about to finally finish it up. Used it several times today and my favorite part of using it is the smell of Ozone. Reminds me of model trains I had as a kid.
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    I saw this pic...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    ...and thought "Wow! It sands! It slices! It cuts and peels! It's the new...oh wait...the saw blade is not attached to the machine. Never mind."

    Great resto job. Looks like it's ready for another 60 or 70 years of service, Jeff.
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    She looks great.
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    Crazy wierd!

    What an oddball machine!?! But that's a great restoration! I hope you are able to find some info on it.

    Hutch

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    I'm glad someone finally finished that thing. It got passed around up here in Michigan between several people before somehow ending up down south with Jeff.

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    Old machinery brought back to life is a wonderful thing. There is just something special about the looks and feel of old iron. Hats off to you for saving the machine Jeff!
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    Jeff
    Thats a nice resto. I looked around and came up empty as far as info.
    Reg

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