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Posted on Using antique post drill or handcrank drill press

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#1 posted 11-18-2018 01:05 AM

Should be no problem.

In two different saw making classes at the Woodwright School we used a similar hand cranked drill to drill press the holes and recesses for the handle nuts. As I recall modern twist drills and forstner bits were used. To simplify the drilling, one person turned the crank to spin the bit and another person turned the wheel to lower the bit through the material. If the work piece is securely clamped to the drill press table, you shouldn’t need any help.

Oh yes, that started my lust for one.


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