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A couple of months ago I was given a Canedy Otto #2 hand cranked drill press. Over all it's in good shape and shouldn't be too much of a problem to get it up and running.

General Shot

The biggest issue is that some of the auto feed components are missing and I'd like to fabricate a replacement.

Auto Feed Gears Near Flywheel


Additionally, there's a "mystery part" whose purpose I can't determine. It's located below the feeder wheel and has multiple holes in it. Looks kinda like a drill index except the holes are the same size.

"Mystery Part"

Does anyone have a functioning version of this press that they could take photos of? Or does anyone have complete drawings showing the autofeed?

Many thanks!

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Prior to the advent of the "Jacob's Chuck" all drill shanks were the same size to fit the drill press. Not that it IS a drill index but it certainly could be.

Yours has a Jacob's chuck but it may not be original.

You can do a Google patent search of the patent # and maybe get a good idea of what parts are missing and what they look like. Some components may have patent #s of their own and would be worth searching out for the drawings.


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I got one of those projects going too, mine is complete just needs cleaned up, but the winter puts a damp on my projects(hence the hiatus from IFI, lol)I'll dig it out tommarow and post a few pics... and may be able to hook you up with some castings... it might be a day or two before i can get it doug out.


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That's why you have to use "Google Patents" not the US patent service engine. Google Patents

This one is a 1901 patent for the self feeding mechanism on a post drill. I used "Canedy Otto #2" for my search terms. This was the first on the list of results.


Search Canedy Otto and you'll find all kinds of really interesting things.


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Gobae, I have a Canedy-Otto No.1 post drill and a Canedy-Otto No.2 post drill that I am in the process of restoring. Your mystery part with the holes is for drill bits. The round flat area to the left of that is for the oil can. Send me a private message if you need some photos or sketches of your missing parts. Phil

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