I just brought home a 6x12 Boyar Shultz surface grinder. Needs some cleanup and a bit of work, but should be running in a few days with a little luck. Scratch that, with my luck, make that 6 months...
But in any case, what are the best sources for learning to utilize a surface grinders capabilities? Of course I'll be reading old threads here and at PM. And google is ever a friend for stuff like this. But are there any particular sites or books that you guys can recommend? Or maybe links to specific threads that you might have saved?
I also need to learn much more about stones and their uses, particularly so I can start watching at auctions for useful additions, it only came with one rather sad stone attached.
And finally, what are the most useful accessories. It's got a permanent magnet chuck. And I've got a small B&S tail stock and indexing head as well as some small vises. I also know about making a few fencing blocks to help the mag chuck hold odd shaped and small footprint items, as well as using paper to protect the chuck form mill scale/rough finish, and about grinding the chuck (after checking of course) to make sure the surface is parallel to the ways (good enough for me I suspect). I also want to get a set of 5C collet blocks, and a dual angle 5C end mill holder/sharpener block. And of course a single point dresser plus basic holder, and I have a radius dresser that came to me in a box lot from an auction a while back. I’ll also finally have a use for those magnetic 123, V, and angle blocks I picked up at the same auction. Anything else?
Much of this stuff I'll undoubtedly dig out with search, but if you feel like taking time to offer your thoughts, it'll be much appreciated. I'm sure there are lots of uses beyond the obvious "making things flat" and putting a nice finish on stuff.