Restoring an Old Drill Press
  Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo (With permission from...)
I took a look through the thread, and all the pictures appeared to be there. Thanks. Missed this when you posted it. Great thread
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  Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo (With permission from...)
THANK YOU!!! The pictures have returned
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  Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo (With permission from...)
Page 10 for the awesome results page.

Bill that was rags to riches. Good to see this post around again.
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GW
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  Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo (With permission from...)
This post certainly needs a bump.
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  Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo (With permission from...)
Agreed. I learned a LOT from it two years ago! I plan on referring to it again for my lathe.
Benny

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  Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo (With permission from...)
(07-26-2010, 07:28 PM)Is it possible to see the picture for of the restored drill spindle skizzo Wrote: With permission from Mac and encouragement from a few fellow Woodnetters, I’m going try something a little different here.  A number of folks post information, discussion, photos, etc. of machinery restoration projects, typically in “before” and “after” condition, and occasionally with some questions while in process.  But we don’t often get to follow along throughout the restoration process, looking over the shoulder so to speak.  

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, but haven’t come across a good project machine that might be of general interest to the WN crowd, would not be too difficult for folks with varying levels of background and shop infrastructure, and is likely to cover a lot of topics that come up here on occasion.  A good, solid drill press that needs work seems to fit the bill pretty well, and I finally snagged one to try.  

The purpose of this not to show “how to do it” or even just “how I do it.”  Instead, hopefully, it will generate discussion, questions, and encourage others to chime in with input, other suggestions, alternative approaches, etc.  The intent really is to show what’s involved, that it can be as much or as little work as you want to make it, you don’t need lots of equipment or knowhow, and is just a process that goes along at whatever pace you wish.  I’m not going to rush on this, just take it as usual -- a couple hours at night most nights, a fair bit on weekends, and don’t work when I don’t feel like it.  It is just a hobby, after all.  The only difference is I’ll document it as I go, rather than waiting until it’s done.

For the record:  as usual, I am bound to screw up, may do things nobody else would ever consider reasonable, and will use whatever tools, techniques, ingenuity, and other resources I have available.  Throughout, I’ll include the good, the bad, and the ugly… which definitely fits the project machine (to be described in a subsequent post).  Cringe if you want, and I invite scrutiny and criticism on any front.  Unlike most threads, where we see the project after it’s done, I don’t know how this will turn out.  I hope and expect it to be nice a few weeks down the road, but don’t know what’s going to turn up… every project is different.  Hopefully, we’ll see a really nice drill press in about a month.

Finally, for now, I’m not sure whether it will be more appropriate to run this as one long thread or to break it into separate subject “chapters.”  I know, going in, that the project roughly breaks down into a few key topics:

- Introduction, Acquisition and Disassembly
- Stripping, Cleaning and Painting
- Bearings, Pulleys, Chuck and Mechanical
- Motor and Electrical
- Reassembly, Tuning and Operation

As we go, I’m only going to show what I do, but will give passing mention and links to resources regarding other subjects where appropriate.  If you have input, suggestions, see anything you don’t understand, have something going yourself that would contribute to the discussion, please post away.  But please keep it clean, orderly, and on topic, so we don’t get poofed somewhere down the road.  

Thanks all… hopefully at least a few folks will follow along, and maybe even a few play along with the home version yourselves.

Bill.
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  Re: RE: Restoring an Old Drill Press by Steve N (Page 10 for the awes...)
(03-07-2017, 06:21 PM)Steve N Wrote: Page 10 for the awesome results page.

Bill that was rags to riches. Good to see this post around again.

Pics not working for me.

Doug

iMac running Catalina
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  Re: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo (With permission from...)
Back then the pics were hosted offsite, probably photobucket. Links are broken, long gone......

Ed
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  Re: RE: Restoring an Old Drill Press by Tapper ([quote='Steve N' pid...)
(03-18-2021, 11:57 PM)Tapper Wrote: Pics not working for me.

Doug

iMac running Catalina

I don't check in here very often any more, but I have the photos from this thread and the accompanying motor restoration thread available as zip files that I can email upon request.  If you send me a PM with your email address, I should get a notification to come check it and I'll be glad to send you the file.

It appears I may be able to go back in and edit this thread to add my photos back in, which I'll try to do some time when I get a few hours or days available.  

Bill.
Bill
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  Re: RE: Restoring an Old Drill Press by skizzo ([quote='Tapper' pid=...)
(03-20-2021, 09:28 AM)skizzo Wrote: I don't check in here very often any more, but I have the photos from this thread and the accompanying motor restoration thread available as zip files that I can email upon request.  If you send me a PM with your email address, I should get a notification to come check it and I'll be glad to send you the file.

It appears I may be able to go back in and edit this thread to add my photos back in, which I'll try to do some time when I get a few hours or days available.  

Bill.
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