I am very limited on space in my shop, so I was looking at a small tabletop blanchard grinder like the Kugelmueller/GMN MPS1 but the market on these is pretty much ruined. A few years ago you could get one for scrap money, now they go for anything between 500 and 5000 bucks...
But then, on Ebay, I found something way more interesting, a LIP 515 surface grinder that seemed to have seen better days.
After some work I had to put into the machine I had a nice, very compact surface grinder for my basement machine shop:
This is how it looked when I picked it up:
I have a video that shows the machine in detail:
LIP 515 surface grinder
More detailed articles on different aspects and modifications on the machine: