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Blog entry by Alonso posted 1681 days ago 5851 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey Folks,

I’ve been quite busy on the shop working on restoring the tools that I got recently on a flea market.

I got a couple of hand drills that were in a really sad shape.

Like always, I like to get them back to life and gave them a really nice look.

This is what I got at the flea market

Stanley Hand drill type B

Goodell Pratt with a patent date of AUG-18-1895

And now this is how they look.

Thanks for looking

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.



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Luke

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#1 posted 1681 days ago

I am wondering if you had to take them apart to fix them up like this? I want to restore an old hand auger I have but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get it apart. It has wooden handles and I just can’t get it apart to restore. Got any ideas? Do I need to take it apart?

Nice job they look great.

Sorry, I guess it’s called a brace. It is what your avatar looks like.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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Ecocandle

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#2 posted 1681 days ago

Great blog post. The pictures are fantastic. You did such a great job on those. I didn’t make it out to buy supplies tonight, but I will get on it this weekend. Well done Alonso.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Alonso

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#3 posted 1681 days ago

skywalker01

Yes, I do take them apart up to the point where I am able to do it. The wooden handles won’t come off of these drills (at least not on this ones) so the way I proceed is to do all my cleaning and polishing and the last step is to work on the handles and polished them.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Alonso

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#4 posted 1681 days ago

Brian

Thank you for your comment, I haven’t started on the second message yet, but hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to do it. Let me know as soon as you are ready.

Thanks for the picture comment, that’s another of my hobbies -Photography- and my Nikon D5000 does a great job.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Luke

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#5 posted 1681 days ago

Thanks! I think I’ll fix it up this weekend.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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David Craig

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#6 posted 1680 days ago

Thanks for sharing in your restoration Alonso. I have monitored them for some time and am always impressed with how your tools look after the process. I keep an eye out for old egg beaters. I wanted to have one on hand for my sons so they can get an introduction to drilling. I have not been impressed with the new ones out there.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 1680 days ago

Very nice restorations work.
Can anyone estimate the market price (before & after) of these beautiful hand drills?
I like the one with spooked wheel, what a beautiful hand drill it is.

$$$?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Ole

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#8 posted 1680 days ago

They look great. I like that you have managed to preserve their character so well.

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 1680 days ago

nice Job Alonso, that Pratt looks awesome! gotta get me some of these, as I only have a brace which doesn’t work very well for smaller bits.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Alonso

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#10 posted 1680 days ago

woodworm

I found this website, if you take a look at “No1515 Large Hand drill” has a price of close to $100. Mmmm not bad when I originally paid $4 for it right?

eBay has a similar one with a missing handle for close to $50

Another one for $13 BIN

This is a really nice one I’ll keep a close eye on it :)

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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woodworm

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#11 posted 1680 days ago

Thank you Alonso for the info and the links.
Unfortunately I could not login my eBay account. I think I got to open new one.
Thanks again, Alonso.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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L-H Johnsen

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#12 posted 1679 days ago

Sweet!

-- L-H Johnsen,Sweden

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Tim Dahn

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#13 posted 1679 days ago

Nice Alonso, good job on both, I like the Goodell Pratt, is it a two speed?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Alonso

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#14 posted 1679 days ago

Thanks Timbo, yes it is a two speed hand drill

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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