Hi gang, just thought I would post my little corner of the garage. Had my machines sitting around for a year plus before I was able to frame the room up and get power to them. Only thing left is to hang some welding blankets around the surface grinder and create a grinding area with dust collector.
You may want to ground the machines just incase. I can see why you have them in skids but they are designed to set on a hard floor. Years back many shops used wood floors and around the machines they put on sheet steel. I visited the Hardinge plant once and it had bowing alley looking floors and was told they did that just incase someone dropped a part.
I hear ya. I would like to get them off of the pallets, however - getting them back on is the issue. Once I get my hands on a collapsible gantry, that will be the day I get them properly grounded. Also, the benefits of being able to move stuff in a small space are hard to argue with! I would like to downsize the surface grinder at some point over the next couple of years.
I really envy you your 1 1/2 Abrasive. . In my apprenticeship I made the one we had sing. I got to where i could regrind go-no go gages on it. I don't need a grinder, but if one of them came my way I'd make room for it. It's large travel wheel was a wonder.