new/old tool: a 1967 DoAll D624-8 Surface Grinder.
About ready for its new home.
table gets lifted off of the grinder.
Just my luck that it begins to sprinkle, then pour rain.
moved into position. Glad I got the long forks.
Yes, 2 Dodge trucks. Hemi for my son and diesel for dad.
made it. Safe in the garage.
have I done? This thing is huge!
has fallen and I'm still amazed it's here.
first good look at the table (X axis) ways.
Interesting pattern. Some wear on each side of center.
You can also see the wavy line that mirrors the lube channel.
|Initial checking of the flat
way. Center is high.
||Stripping it down. All of
the splash guards are still intact.
|A bit of rust and corrosion and
||Soaking the table in WD40. The
bolts will be cut and drilled.
feet in the up position and we can move the stand.
Screw the adjusters down and the plate and stand can be leveled.
|All that's left of the two T bolts
after drilling and beating.
||The table top is scraped flat
enough to sit level on the surface plate.
|With wooden wedges in place the
table is level and I can proceed with scraping the ways flat and true
with each other.
||After many cycles of scraping, the
high spots are distributed evenly across the length of the
ways. Now I begin to scrape for bearing.
reverse spotting. I've gotten to the point that the way is
beginning to look good. The groupings are still a bit uneven, but
they're getting better. A few more cycles will correct this.