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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 10-25-2013 02:17 PM 1101 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Dahn

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10-25-2013 02:17 PM

It has been collecting dust for a while now so time to let it go, not sure how much, if interested PM me.

Pic 3 shows the tool rest attachment. I don’t know much about these but will try to answer questions.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.


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#1 posted 10-25-2013 05:22 PM

It looks really nice. I’m tempted but probably something that would collect dust in my shop as well. :)

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#2 posted 10-25-2013 05:36 PM

Only if we no longer have electricity Tim. Seriously though, it looks interesting. Is it a vintage product?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-25-2013 05:59 PM

Tim—I’m thinking about it. The grinder looks to be in really good shape. What size wheels does it use and what’s the arbor diameter? I have a few wheels on hand, and it would be nice if my wheels fit your grinder.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 10-25-2013 06:07 PM

I love GP stuff but my tool budget is gone for awhile. I’ve always been curious if these are noisy since you can’t lubricate the gears (without getting covered in lubricant). I bet people can’t refuse to give it a crank when they see it.

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#5 posted 10-25-2013 06:30 PM

I want one of these hand crank grinders but I’m looking for the garage sale price version and I’m sure you can get more for this one. If you’re the one that did the restoration, you did a nice job. Looks a lot like the model 115 from the 1926 manual you can download here. It looks like they also used the Toolsmith name since at least 1910, so it could be older, not sure.

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#6 posted 10-25-2013 06:30 PM

Tim—Check out this resource. It’s a vintage Goodell Pratt Catalog No. 61 and the prices went into effect in 1926. Your grinder looks a lot like the No. 115 shown on page 237. The wheels are shown to be 4” but the arbor diameter is not indicated. The gear ratio is also shown as 22:1, so I’m sure it really hums when cranked.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#7 posted 10-25-2013 07:44 PM

I have a GP 485 with 22:1 ratio, at a leisurely one crank per second it’s doing 1320 RPM. Mine is the smallest grinder they made but weighs 11 lbs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYCMnluHH0Y

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#8 posted 10-25-2013 08:04 PM

Don- 1/2” arbor, I think it originally came with a 4” wheel? I do not have it but it has a 6” wheel with it.

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#9 posted 10-25-2013 09:07 PM

Tim—Sending PM.

RickM—Nice short video of your GP grinder. That thing hums!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Don Broussard

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 02:52 AM

Just wanted to close the loop on this topic. I did buy the grinder from Tim. He was a fair dealer and did everything he committed to do. The grinder arrived safely since it was so well packed (unlike some of the hand plane horror stories I’ve seen recently). Thanks, Tim.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 11-11-2013 09:17 PM

Glad to hear Don!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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