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    I've recently acquired a small surface grinder. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations/links for a primer. I'm a ways from bringing it into the shop...I have to find a spot for it. Therefore, i can spend my summer flipping through some paper knowhow . Anyone willing to share their grinding "hoard" with an ignorant prairie boy?

  • #2
    I dont know of a specific book, but any textbook will have a chapter covering the basics.


    • #3
      You might contact Norton for some free basic literature. I like the fact that they stress safety which is very important with grinding machines. Too many people take a lot of it very casually. A grinding machine can be the most dangerous machine in the shop, especially because some of the hazards are not so obvious.


      • #4
        I bought a set of 50's era Norton grinding booklets that cover surface grinding, tool and cutter grinding, cylindrical grinding, etc. They show up on Ebay all the time -- just search for "Norton Grinding Book."
        "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."


        • #5
          Since I recently purchased a small surface grinder I was interested the the same thing. The chapter on surface grinders in Moltrecht's Machine Shop Practice volume 2 gives some good general information on using a grinder along with the selection of grinding wheels. You can purchase a used copy on Amazon for less than $20 or you can try the public library.


          • #6
            This site has a lot of useful info


            • #7
              Vintage grinding texts

              This is the result of a search for "grinding" on the Internet Archive, lots of downloadable titles.