I recently bought a book on tool room grinding published by the
Carborundum Company. It's quite old but makes interesting reading.
One picture is of a shaper with a grinding attachment being used as a
surface grinder. Now that started me thinking. I've got a shaper
that's rarely used and I want a surface grinder. Obvoiusly I will
need a tool post grinder and a magnetic table. Both can be had
relatively cheaply. Also, using the shaper in a dual role will save
valuable workshop space. A suitable toolpost grinder could also be
used in the lathe making it even more useful.
Does anyone have any experience of using a shaper for this sort of
14 years ago