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So I have always admired the older style of drill presses but never expected to really purchase one but this little beauty came along at a really good price and I couldn't pass it up! post-42941-0-30793200-1379657370_thumb.j The former owner had it hanging way up at the top of this huge building he had along with lots of other old tools. When he got it several several years ago all he did to it was coat it in paint. All the thick paint it going to be a pain to get off but I'm not complaining, it really preserved it super well and the thing is just in amazing shape. I got it all tore it down tonight post-42941-0-75506200-1379657371_thumb.j and plan of using electrolysis to get all the thick paint off it this weekend. I am going to repaint it afterwards but I don't know how I want to, so give me suggestions by showing me what yours looks like. 

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Greetings Brenton,

 

Glad to see your interest in post drills...   I have several in my shops and love them  .  I have a lot of visitors and everyone wants to try them out..  Its great to show a kid how it works and cut him loose...  Good for at least an hour and many holes ..  That is if you can get it away from their dads... And its cordless

 

Have fun

 

Forge on and make beautiful things..

 

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Forge on and make beautiful things

 

Jim

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Buffalo Forge 65R post drill, had this almost 20 years, long before I got into blacksmithing. Extra table came to me in a trade.

 

Benchtop drill press is a mini camelback style, Burke Tool Company.  need to get the drive belts set up and use this one.

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I've been wanting one of those little benchtop camelback drill presses for a while now.  Great little gadgets!

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When I got the little camelback, the motor looked factory standard, fit the base of the casting perfectly. Sadly its 1725 rpm, a bit too fast for this press.

 

Looking for something slower.

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So I have always admired the older style of drill presses but never expected to really purchase one but this little beauty came along at a really good price and I couldn't pass it up! attachicon.gif1016387_10151959485929744_105088912_n.jpg The former owner had it hanging way up at the top of this huge building he had along with lots of other old tools. When he got it several several years ago all he did to it was coat it in paint. All the thick paint it going to be a pain to get off but I'm not complaining, it really preserved it super well and the thing is just in amazing shape. I got it all tore it down tonight attachicon.gif1236439_10151965759694744_1784830598_n.jpg and plan of using electrolysis to get all the thick paint off it this weekend. I am going to repaint it afterwards but I don't know how I want to, so give me suggestions by showing me what yours looks like. 

I think when I go to paint I will use high gloss black with red detail lines 

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I've a lot of time for all old gear and here is my Adcock & Shipley pillar drill. I'm not exactly sure of its date of manufacture but it's a sweet old thing. I've rebuilt it and given it a new coat of paint. There's still some work remaining but I have the bulk of the heavy work over. There some real neat features on this drill. It's only a matter of getting her in position with a new flat belt, connect up the coolant lines, new switch gear and then happy drilling.  

 

 

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Just got this one for 20.00. Had it for $7.50 but someone jumped in and bid it up.  Not sure much about it yet.

It is a Champion forge blower and co model 102.  It is frozen up top and I'm in the process of "coaxing" it free.

If it works, great, if not is will be a great place to hang my coat in the shop.

 

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My 2 Buffalo Forge No. 612 Post Drill Press'.

The mounted one I have had to make many of the parts , as I found it as scrap, The other I have just got and will start restoring it next week.

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All most done , I have to find a hard wood slab to mount it on and have to turn a wooden handle.

This one will be for show since it is complete and original { except for the timber parts }.

 

 

She'll be goin' straight to The Pool Room.

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I've been thinking of getting a post drill but apart from the fact that I just love old tools and they don't require power I cannot see the benefits over a modern drill press. I have neither now so could do either way.

 

Can someone enlighten me?

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Due to old thread, the pics have been lost in the ether. Anyone care to add/update pics of their setup? Anchored/portable mounts? I have a champion No. 108  I'm getting ready to pull apart, clean and mount. Looking for some fresh ideas. Thanks!

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I've got 3 or 4 in a pile in the shop from the hoard.  I'll try to get photos this weekend and post them Monday. Been thinking about keeping one...

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This is my Champion, I use it to counter sink holes mostly, it works a treat. I built the wood column around a jack post just so I could get it mounted and working. 

Have a good one,

W

 

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Thank you Chris,

I was really impressed once I had it mounted and tried it out how well it worked. I look at things like this old mechanical machinery and I am always impressed with the ingenuity of the people that came up with those ideas. 

Just a note on my restoration, the advancement and retraction knob that raises and lowers the spindle is not original. I made it out of a antique spool as mine was missing. The shape does not match the originals. 

Have a good one,

W

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I see that I posted 5 years ago that I would like a post drill, I have had one for some time now and here is how I mounted it. I have a few 75x75mm steel posts in the workshop and as it happens if you weld bolts to each side of these posts the spacing is just about right to bolt the drill onto them.

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I picked this up for $50 U.S. in 1999. It was laying in the side yard of a junk shop. The only markings are, Champion Forge & Blower Co. Lancaster PA USA 102-3 is on the advance cam arm. All I did was spray it down with WD-40 and oil it up, works like a champ. It is mounted on a piece of 3 1/2 in. angle iron with a large brake drum as a base.

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It's a shame all of the older pictures were lost.

Foot note: I found it interesting that this drill was made long before the 2 letter designation for the state was used.

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