Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab #5: Complete

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Blog entry by CarterR posted 09-27-2013 03:12 PM 3154 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The drill is fully restored. I got a handle made, but it needs to be bent out a little further. The jaws in the chuck broke, I think a machinist could repair them, for now I do not have any bits that fit the regular chuck. This was fun project and a good experiment on removing rust.


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 03:47 PM

Now that truly is amazing! Great Job! I love seeing older tools and machinery back to life. Well done

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 06:26 PM

Just a question, I think the wheel on the left is supposed to be a flywheel to help keep momentum and lessen the burden of cranking, but in the pictures it appears to look more like a pulley. Did someone possibly add this in the past to run it with an electric motor?

-- Aaron in TN -

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 06:38 PM

That is correct. I am pretty sure that is why the handle was missing. The flywheel that is currently on there does little to keep the momentum up. Apparently it was common for people to upgrade to motors. In my opinion that would be the scariest drill press operation ever, since there is no way to stop the drill motion unless you stop the motor..


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#4 posted 09-27-2013 06:46 PM

Very nice! Where did You come apon a find like that? I don’t mean to sound nozy, or nosey, I have seen one like that many times by My old neighbors house! This Old couple had taken (the Homestead), and farmed the 120 acres for many years. They have both passed away about seven years ago, and I believe another family member took it from the barn beam, where it had been for 100 Plus years. They lived accross the street from My Wife and Myself , and i visited with Them a lot. The Gentleman was 98 years old. His Father, or Grandfather bought it many years agowhen I would guess that retail price was about ten doillars, or less! Very nice to see it, or one like it again!

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 07:20 PM

I got it from a guy off Craigs List. He had inherited it and did not want it. The usual craigs list story needed to sell something to pay bills. I paid $60 for it.


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