Rebuilding a Delta Bench Grinder

There was an Email on the CAMS server last week for a couple of Delta bench grinders for sale CHEAP (one 3PH, one 110V). Both had floor stands. Too good to be true, but I Emailed that I was interested, and forgot about it (too late, I thought). Well long story short; I ended up with the two grinders (less stands), after the lucky buyer took the bases out of the deal. I would have liked to have gotten the bases, but this deal was good enough to grab up, anyway. I wired the 3PH grinder up with my new test circuit, and lo and behold: it worked!
Unfortunately the 110 volt grinder seems dead, but was complete enough to be worth saving. I stuck it off to the side, planning to play with it after a while, but started to think about all the “future projects” I’ve got around here, and decided to pass some of my good luck along to the next guy. It took one Email to sell the bad grinder to another CAMS guy for 20$, and he is plenty happy to have the parts to get his grinder up and running.
Heres some pics:

 

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Rebuilding an Atlas Horizontal Milling Machine

I’m reaching the tail end of the rebuild on my US Machine Tool mill, and looking for the next project. I’ve got plenty of plans for different things to do, but someone spotted my old Atlas in the USMT rebuild blog, and asked about it.
I bought the Atlas about six months ago from my friend Rich. I had put out some feelers for a small horizontal mill, and Rich had this one sitting in his shop collecting dust. The machine had been rebuilt previously, and by the looks of it, been put away pretty much unused. It is in need of a good cleaning, and a tweak here and there.

 

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