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Machine Shop Source for Grinding Table Tops

 
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chathamworkshop



Joined: 11 Sep 2010
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Location: Chatham, NJ

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Machine Shop Source for Grinding Table Tops Reply with quote

Hi everyone: I am thinking of doing some restoration work on my jointer that will probably include having the tops ground. Can anyone recommend a machine shop in Northern New Jersey/New York.

Thanks,

Bill
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woodfor1



Joined: 08 Dec 2006
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Location: Wantage,New Jersey

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: table grinder Reply with quote

Hello you could try this company

H&C Grinding
Moonachie, NJ
(201) 438-8673
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chathamworkshop



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! They are not far from my shop. I will touch base with them Monday.

Bill
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woodfor1



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello did you call the grinder company and what did they have to say.
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chathamworkshop



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did, and the phone came up disconnected. I started calling around and was directed to Thul Machine in Plainfield (908-754-3800). I talked to the owner, Bill Miles, and he told me that he can do blanchard grinding up to 108"which more than large enough to do the tops. Each table on the jointer requires a grinder of 54" or larger.
Now I have to find time to take apart the jointer!

Bill
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crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: New York State

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill, Did you get any ballpark pricing? I dream of one day getting the table to my gang drill press ground.

Pete
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chathamworkshop



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete: He said .15$ per sq/in. plus set up time. Most of that will be in supporting and shimming the underside to make it flat. How uneven the underside is will affect how long it takes and the price, and the tighter the tolerances,the longer it will probably take to get it positioned correctly.
For me, I would not be as concerned about the tolerances of a band saw table as I would be for a jointer. That is the discussion you will have with him after he sees what you brought. If you go to the trouble to take the tops off your jointer, you are pretty much committed to go all the way. For a band saw table, probably not so.
I forgot to ask him what the hourly rate is for set up.

Bill


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crzypete



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bill, That is somewhere on the order of $300 plus set-up. pretty fair if you ask me. The gang drill press is 7' long. My dream is to find a local shop s o I do not have to deal with the hassle of shipping, but perhaps a New jersey shop could be combined with other errands.....

Pete
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chathamworkshop



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete: If you go ahead with it, be sure to post the pictures.

Bill
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dadude



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Georgetown Station, New York

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Table grinding Reply with quote

Harry Hartman
Gallery of Machines
Marathon, NY

http://www.galleryofmachines.com/
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nektai



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That place looks amazing! great link Dadude
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