Time to make some changes to the shop. #5: My newest addition to the shop.

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Blog entry by AngieO posted 01-20-2014 01:30 AM 2660 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend of mine used to build cabinets. He had a shop up in Indianapolis. He sold the house up there and all his tools are now being stored on a trailer in his back yard. He doesn’t do any woodworking anymore and is always out of town. The tools are just sitting there going falling apart. So….. when he found out that I was doing woodworking he asked if I’d be interested in any of his tools. This is what he brought me today. He’s got a bandsaw and a biscuit jointer and maybe some clamps that he’ll be bringing over. So excited.

Anyone know anything about these? I’m going to do some research on it. But… this site is always part of my research. :)

So glad to get this drill press!

Also… any advice on how to clean the rust up would be appreciated.

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View Gary's profile


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#1 posted 01-20-2014 01:33 AM

Great Score, Angie Glad you have such a good friend

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 01:43 AM

I’m freekin jealous! keep your shoes on when running to the shop! LOL! Best wishes on your new tools!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 01:54 AM

What a nice guy your friend is to give you his tools. That’s a really nice looking drill press!

About the rust.
I use a little WD-40 and some steel wool to clean up light rust. Then use a clean cloth to finish the job. Put on some protective gloves! A thin coating of oil will help keep the rust from forming. Wipe off the oil before you put your wood on the table. When your not using the tool rub a light coat of oil on the metal parts to keep them from rusting again.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 02:01 AM

Great score. Keep on moving forward.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-20-2014 02:04 AM

Ang, There so many things for its use, indespensable in any shop. Appears to be generic import. Usually metric threads through out. There should be chart some where to select spindle speeds. Kinda mickey mouse way to set depth of holes. If lucky enough to have operations Manuel, study carefully. It seems to be missing the handle/s. If you got a box or bag of parts or stuff, you will be looking for three 8” to 10” long rods knob one end threads on other. One thing to be careful of, the spindle has #2 Morse taper, a self locking taper & removable chuck. Problem some tapers are very rough( on imported machines). Usually o drift is needed to remove the chuck from spindle, a thin tapered flat piece tapered on wide side. A slot is in the spindle may be present in the spindle just above the chuck to accept the drift light tap on same will loosen the chuck. You may or maynot have reason to use this, but if you do, must be kept clean!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#6 posted 01-20-2014 02:14 AM

Ba-da-bing!! WowZa Angie. I know you’re happy-happy-happy. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-20-2014 02:17 AM

The handles for the arbor come with?

If not, then long bolts with locknuts and golf balls for the knobs work well. Don’t ask how I know that…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#8 posted 01-20-2014 02:45 AM

Great score.

Another thing you could use for the rust is EVAPO-RUST. You can get it at some automotive stores by the gallon. Safe to use and can be reused.

Read about it at this link.

You may have to put some duct tape around the edge of the table (assuming thatʻs where the rust is) to form a dam and pour the EVAPO-RUST just enough to cover the rusted part. Read instructions on container. After done, get another container to store the used EVAPO-RUST. It can be reused.

After you get the rust off, you could take a random orbital sander with some fine sandpaper (220) and get it shiny. I would then clean it off with some mineral spirits and get some paste wax and wax the table to keep rust off.

After you get that done, you might want to make an auxiliary drill press table. Iʻve made one for my drill press. Very handy.

Remember to use right speed for the bits and material you are drilling. I usually have my drill press around 300 rpm. When using forstner bits, you donʻt want to go to fast. Itʻs easy to over heat forstner bits if run too fast.

Also, when drilling deep holes, drill a little ways, back the drill out to clear sawdust, then drill a little more. Repeat till hole drilled. If you donʻt clear sawdust from bit, it just packs in around the bit the hole, and could ruin the bit by overheating. This is usually not necessary with paddle bits.

When drilling with paddle bits, donʻt drill all the way through the board. Drill enough for the spur to peek out the other side. Then turn board over and finish from that side. This will give you clean holes on both sides.

If you ever drill metal, be sure to use a center punch. Also use slow speed, sufficient pressure and a little cutting oil. You could also use motor oil. This will keep the bit cool

That drill press vise is a nice thing to have.

Hope this helps you getting started with the drill press..

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 01-20-2014 02:56 AM

Lots of great info guys! I can’t wait to get it going. It does have some parts that go with. But no manual.

Will be wearing shoes… and will try my best not to run too much. LOL

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#10 posted 01-20-2014 03:40 AM

Great find. Make sure you don’t get your hair snachted up in the spindle. Seen that happen.

-- Fredj

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#11 posted 01-20-2014 04:20 AM

A Google search leads to Harbor Freight. Apparently same item with different branding. Manual in PDF form found here.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#12 posted 01-20-2014 05:30 AM

Follow HerbC’s lead to find what you need.! I was going to suggest Googling it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 01-20-2014 01:02 PM

HerbC…thank you so much. I was going to do that today.

Thanks for the reminder about the hair. None of the tools I use usually get anywhere close to my hair. Usually I have my hair in a ponytail anyways…. But not all the time. Reminders like that help me to think about it.

The manual will help ALOT. Now I just need to move things around and make a home for it and find a place for the bandsaw he’s bringing.

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#14 posted 01-20-2014 10:12 PM

Congratulations on the new (to you) tools Angie! I see in the picture the drill press chuck key is there. Fabricate a holder on the side of the machine (if there isn’t one already) and train yourself and the kids to ALWAYS return it to the holder. Huge time saver. Not to mention the frustration factor when you can’t find the chuck key that was right there!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 01-20-2014 11:00 PM

Angie 2x what Candy says, I use a stand off magnet from Lee Valley for my chuck key ..enjoy :-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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