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lathehand
11-28-2010, 08:14 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/qaz753/drillpress.jpg

Bought at a farm auction.

lathehand
11-28-2010, 08:18 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/qaz753/drillpressafter.jpg
After cleaning and painting with rustolium.The bare steel I used rust converter on.

lathehand
11-28-2010, 08:22 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/qaz753/drillpressclose.jpg
I hand scraped a piece of aluminum plate to adapt a small vise from ebay.
The machine had almost no wear, the motor worked fine. A new belt was installed.

atty
11-28-2010, 09:52 PM
Fantastic work!! I love to see the time and attention paid to restoration. You should be proud of that one. :D

Carld
11-28-2010, 09:56 PM
Real nice looking job. ;)

Don Young
11-28-2010, 09:58 PM
That's a nice looking drill press and you did a good job in restoring it. Keep up the good work!

JBL37
11-28-2010, 09:59 PM
A very good job on your restoration. It is always nice to old iron restored.
"OLD IRON" by Rudy Kouhoupt was one of the first articles I read in HSM mag.
Been looking for a hander operated planner similar to his to restore. Again nice work. Jim

JBL37
11-28-2010, 10:01 PM
A very good job on your restoration. It is always nice to old iron restored.
"OLD IRON" by Rudy Kouhoupt was one of the first articles I read in HSM mag.
Been looking for a hander operated planner similar to his to restore. Again nice work. Jim

Ed P
11-29-2010, 10:03 AM
Nice job! BTW what is that dohickey above the motor, some kind of outboard bearing?

Ed P

vpt
11-29-2010, 10:06 AM
Very nice! I am nearly done with a old Barnes drill press myself. I am just trying to get a motor for it.

lathehand
11-29-2010, 06:56 PM
Nice job! BTW what is that dohickey above the motor, some kind of outboard bearing?

Ed P
It sure looks like it but the centerline of it didn't line up with the centerline of the pulley. I guess it all depends on what motor was used. Maybe it was needed for a plain bushing motor.
Thanks for all the pats on the back. When some people (relatives) see me working on something like this they can't understand why I " waste my time".
I like old iron.
I should be like them and sit on the sofa and watch tv instead-no thanks.