I have managed to free up the spindle so at least both wheels are now turning, Thought it's about time this machine had a complete strip apart and complete rebuild before I bring it into workshop use as I remember it was not a cheap grinder, seen here before work starts.
The above Photos show the grinder before during and after stripping, with one knackered wheel.
Below Shows grinder, stripped gear box reassembled temporarily + part awaiting reassembly and paint
I have now been trying to source a new aluminium oxide wheel of 200mm x 40mm with a bore of 15mm with a grit of 220. after a lot of searching and and questions I didn't find many that were 40mm wide and all had a different bore size which in turn meant either use a spacer to make up the difference on the spindle or have the spindle turned down in size to fit the smaller bore, but more surprisingly the cost of the wheel varied from £62- £82 wow. On the cheaper end of the market you can buy the entire machine for under £40 complete with wheels.
I have now been forced to rethink this refurbishment entirely, however I have placed a bid on a Dakota wet stone grinder on e-bay, I still have a few options left open here but lets Waite to see how that goes.
Well I've had the Dakota wet grinder know for some time , I am very disappointed with it not what I expected at all, Just not my idea of a wet grinder.
So back to my creusen time now to source another wet stone for that instead.
Here it is freshly painted,now awaiting a new wet wheel. I have decided to do away with the original grinding jigs it came with to much flex in them to hold the plane blade square to the grinding wheels, so have just ordered some new ones, but that another thread.
Ha ah finally it's taken me over a year to track down this wheel, while on holiday here in Holland with my daughter I mentioned to Edwin her partner that I was still looking for my water-stone he very kindly rang cruesen, I had told him I had rung Creusen a year earlier only to be told sorry sir there obsolete, he rang them and was told certainly sir we have them in stock, Grrrrr, but a very good price 37.50 euros it arrived yesterday, they also supplied an address in England who I have also contacted, I have now placed an order for a second stone as well.
When i get it home fit it dress it off to get it true balance and then start to build all the new different grinding jigs around it, but as I said that's another thread.
There it is fitted, awaiting some more jigs for completion, but as you have already guessed that another post. enjoy.