This Boyar Schultz surface grinder was purchased for a song. I agreed to restore it. Here is a reverse chronological build log.
All of the parts had their masking removed and reassembly began. Here are the bed and cross slide looking brand new:
I leveled the base side-to-side and front-to-back by placing a straight edge on two spacers on the grinder mounts. A machinists level ensured the base was quite level.
The leveling bolts were de-rusted, sand blasted, then heated to 470 degrees for an hour. This caused them to uniformly oxidize to a purple/copper color. Then they were rubbed with oil for protection. Here they have been installed back into the painted grinder after some anti-seize has been applied.
Hand wheels were polished on the edges, then masked and given the same priming and painting. Here are the finished wheels.
All parts received a good coat of Rustoleum Professional Smoke Grey Enamel, thinned per the instructions on the container.
All parts were primed with Rustoleum "Rusty Metal" primer.
New guard plates were made on the water jet.
The original motor plate.
The "before" picture.
Picking up the old grinder.