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Reading the comments on the thread on post drill bits made me realize we don't have a thread dedicated to post drill picts ( well at least that I could find with a quick search this morning)

 

 

So lets see what you all have. I'm still on an inactive hunt for one for myself.

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My pre-1911 Silver Mfg Co. Advance No.14

 

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How it looked in January thiis year, before dismantling for transport home.

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The first shipment of parts arrives home.

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How it looked in May - in grey primer.

 

Cheers,  Vann.

 

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Here are a few pics, the first is a Champion, I got at a farm auction. It was mounted to a large heavy steel work table, converted to electric with a 3/4" Jacobs chuck. It has a lever/handle to manually feed the bit while drilling. It works great as I found it, it is set to run at approximately 100 rpm, small 2" pulley on the motor, large 14" pulley on the drill. I use a huge milling machine vise to hold the work piece. The second is a very large Boynton & Plummer meant to run off a line shaft. I bought it this summer at a farm auction for $10.00 it is so big that took three of us to load in my truck about 300LBS. If I hadn't bought it it would be gone to scrap, smashed up before it left the farm, there were several scrappers there. I will find a good home for it. It is a beautiful functional drill in mint shape, just takes up a lot of space. DSW if you lived closer to me I would be happy to set you up with a post drill. Vann, that is a beautiful drill! Silver made, IMO, probably the best drills. I have a large one I rescued off my neighbors stone fence for free just had to drag it to the truck. It sat there for 50 years in the sun and weather. It took a bit of time to free up but works perfect!

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Vann, that is a beautiful drill! Silver made, IMO, probably the best drills. I have a large one I rescued off my neighbors stone fence for free just had to drag it to the truck. It sat there for 50 years in the sun and weather. It took a bit of time to free up but works perfect!

 

Thanks Direwolf. I agree, Silver made great looking post drills. Here's a more recent photo (I couldn't find this last posting)

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Here I'm experimenting with colours on the flywheel (I don't like any so far !). This is almost all I've got at home so far, until I arrange for the third (and hopefully final) shipment.

 

Cheers,  Vann.

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This is my Canadian Blower & Forge No.61 (almost identical to a Buffalo Forge).

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It's made from two wrecks (both CB&F No.61 post drills).

The first was missing auto-feed lever & pawl, column, column foot, table. Three of the four flywheel spokes are cracked.

The second was missing the crank arm & handle and the table. The frame was broken in half, the thrust bearings had mostly disintegrated, and the ball races were so badly worn they were unusable.

Here's the first one partially dismantled.

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While the other was broken through the middle, this one had been as well, as this braze repair shows

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I found that the pawl on the auto feed lever had lost its ball (counter-weight) so the pawl doesn't engage. Here it is removed, awaiting repair.

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So, I still don't have a table, nor a working auto-feed. I have it mounted above a bench in my woodwork shop, where I occasionally use it to drive a Fortner bit.

 

Cheers,  Vann.

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Mine is a Bailey's no 4 from the Illinois Iron and Bolt co. I was going to paint it, but I have too many other projects going on. I was wanting a smaller one, but none of the ones that I've found were complete. This one is 150 lbs. I just got this mounted today, so hopefully I can take it for a test drive this week.
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some of mine , oh and my drill bit collection as well. i have another 612 buffalo in pieces, once i mount them all i will post photos of them completed, so many projects so little time.

have found a Sears post drill for sale , i don't have a Sears { yet}

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Cole #7 (purported by a g-uncle to be a cordless gate pintle drill) with 1/2"Jacobs chuck

Older one is only marked with v121 ; has the taper square drive for brace bits

 

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Canedy Otto new 16

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canedy Otto 10.5

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chamion

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nother smaller champion

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Buffalo 616

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two aceme 

also have a couple more.  Think there is another small champion and a silver MFG. on the wall also.

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Found this Champion while "junk shopping" it was laying out in the back grown over by weeds. It followed me home after leaving a fifty dollar bill with the owner. It was mounted on 3 1/4 inch angle iron and a big truck brake drum base. All I had to do was spray it with WD-40, oil it and put it to work. I use my newfangled drill press but if the Apocalypse comes I'm all set.

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