Refurbishing a Tired Old Eggbeater Drill

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Project by Underdog posted 07-09-2014 04:53 PM 1880 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was handed an old Craftsman Model Master that had a repaired broken crank handle with a missing knob, and a missing cap for the handle, and asked if I could turn new parts for it. Of course.
I used some reclaimed cherry from a pallet (hence the staple holes), and turned a solid handle for the main body, and a small knob for the crank. It seemed appropriate to use reclaimed wood for this poor old drill. A couple of coats of lacquer wiped on, and it’s done. It took longer to find the right size bolts and straighten out the ferrule than it did to turn the parts….

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#1 posted 07-09-2014 04:55 PM

Great Job!

-- robert, Tennessee ,

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#2 posted 07-09-2014 06:34 PM

You can’t beat that refurbished eggbeater drill … sorry, I couldn’t resist!

Nice job on the drill, it looks like it will be around for a while!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#3 posted 07-09-2014 06:36 PM

Very Kewl I have one of these in my tool box that gramps gave me many a year ago. I keep thinking I’m going to refurb it, hmmm might have to do that soon

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 07-10-2014 02:09 AM

I enjoy these types of drills, great job on the rehab

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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