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Old Hat
07-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Can't find info on our little Eskimo diamond wheeled cutter dressing grinder.

It's a slow RPM by-directional grinder with a tilting table.
The wheel is shot, and they can't find a new wheel.

Of cource eventually I'll get fed up with excuses and just take it appart
and hopefully find some ID on the wheel.
BUT for now looking from the front the wheel appears to BE the pully as well.
I have to think it's back-bolted thru the pully.

It's an incredibly usefull grinder for touching up carbide tooling by hand.
I've only ever seen two others, and googling produced Nutt'n.:mad:

Arthur.Marks
07-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Possibly one of these type?
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/34385-Cold-Grind
http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/GrindRLap.html
http://accu-finish.com/product/5-inch-diamond-wheels

Toolhawk
07-28-2014, 04:11 PM
old hat
The last place that I worked at had a power diamond lap that was made the way you described yours. ( I don’t recall the name of it .)
but It didn’t have a diamond wheel but had a cast iron plate that had to be recharged with a diamond paste ever so often. I bet if you looked very close you will find it's a cast plate that needs to be refaced and recharged with diamond paste.
George

Thomas Staubo
07-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Using my google-fu I came up with only one result, and it's this one-page pdf file: www.discount-tools.com/catalogs/gen/367.pdf (http://www.discount-tools.com/catalogs/gen/367.pdf)

On the right, almost at the bottom is a grinding wheel with this description:
DIAMOND WHEELS
FOR MAGNETIC MOUNT
FEATURES:
• Grinding heat is minimal and
wheel cuts fast and freely.
• Dia. 5 x 1" with 3" bore.
• Electrolytically processed for
140 diamond concentration.
• For lapping machines with magnetic head
such as LEONARD LAP MACHINE, KKK,
STA-COOL, COOL GRIND, ESKIMO,
ENCO and similar type grinders.
• Diamond for nonsteels and carbide.

If that doesn't fit the bill, I would contact Discount Tools (http://www.discount-tools.com) and ask.
This is the ONLY reference to a Eskimo grinder I could find.

Old Hat
07-29-2014, 02:35 AM
You guys done whomped me on this.
It never occured to me to call it a Lapping wheel.

It better not be, I'm not going to charge it.
And no-one else in this shop will have a clue how to.

Thanks all! I'll commence hunting tomorrow.

Old Hat
07-29-2014, 02:43 AM
Using my google-fu I came up with only one result, and it's this one-page pdf file: www.discount-tools.com/catalogs/gen/367.pdf (http://www.discount-tools.com/catalogs/gen/367.pdf)

On the right, almost at the bottom is a grinding wheel with this description:

• For lapping machines with magnetic head
such as LEONARD LAP MACHINE, KKK,
STA-COOL, COOL GRIND, [/COLOR]ESKIMO,
ENCO and similar type grinders.
• Diamond for nonsteels and carbide.


http://www.discount-tools.com/catalogs/gen/367.pdf
That's it !!
Thank You !!
And Thomas;
Where in Norway?!?!
My Grandpa was from Trondheim, I want to see it before my days run out!;)

Thomas Staubo
07-29-2014, 04:53 PM
I'm glad I could help, hope it's the right one...

I live near Oslo (in what you call suburb, I guess).
You should come visit Norway, OldHat.
Trondheim is about halfway up our very long country. It's a nice city, but I've only been there once so can't tell you much about it. But I do know my grandmother was from Trondheim.

Do you have a norwegian-sounding last name?

Old Hat
07-30-2014, 01:43 AM
Grandpa was Harold Harfagger Johanson (Shortened to Johnson) at Ellis Island.

One of my cousins got a family tree going back to 1510 from one of the folks
in Trondheim that still knows who we are.

People scoff at my mention of feeling drawn to the Old Land.
Not that I could give a crap, but call it DNA or what~ever

I want to GO.

Thomas Staubo
07-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Aha!
"Harald Hårfagre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Fairhair)" was the first king of Norway, he reigned from c. 872 to 930. And therefore very famous.
Hårfagre, means "fair haired".

I suspect it was a name he took, perhaps to distinguish himself. As Johanson (or more often, Johansen) is a very common last name.
It simply means "son of Johan" (Johan = John in english).

I've not heard of anyone by the name Hårfagre nowadays, but there are some streets and places named after the king.

Old Hat
07-30-2014, 01:20 PM
Man that's Great!
Thanks, yes Granpa was blond as well.
Dad wasn't though, but if Harald maries a wild Irish Lass....
That kind of think can happen.;)

I at least know how to spell it correctly now.
I found the highest reviewed Language package to learn
Functional Norwegian, might but it yet.

I understand english is pretty common over there but . . . .
.. .. .. It's a respect thing with me.
If I get to visit, I should at least have a clue! Right?

Thanks again!!!!!

Does this all explain why I made wooden Swords by age 8.
And a Wooden Canoe by age 14?

PM sent by the way!

CCWKen
07-30-2014, 09:48 PM
Be warned about digging too deep into your heritage. Years ago, I though our family was Russian/Czech on my fathers side but turned out to be Czech/Polish and I found a picture of my Great Grandfather in full-dress uniform. He was a lieutenant in the German army just prior to WWI. No wonder the family didn't talk about "the old country". If they did, it was always in Polish. :) So I'm only a third generation American. ;)

Old Hat
07-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Understood!
But I'll take my history how-ever I find it.
I'll get added to it sooner than later.

Hope they'll be able to accept me how-ever I'm found.
The difficulty in that is the same as that found by resume police.

Depending on who they talk to, I was a Saint, a Marter, a Rebal, or a Genious or a Villan.