Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab #1: It Begins

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Blog entry by CarterR posted 09-04-2013 03:17 PM 3151 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently picked up a Champion Blower and Forge No. 102 Post Drill. I don’t know much about these, but I enjoy vintage tools that are powered by hand. From the looks of it everything is there except for the hand crank handle that the makes gears turn. Luckily it looks like that is an easy part to fabricate. If anyone knows of a better solution or has one for sale please let me know.

My goal is to remove all the rust and built up grease and refurbish the tool. I want to spray paint the parts to prevent rust in the future. I plan to use rustoleum, because it has done well for me in the past with hand planes. I am excited to return this drill to its former glory!

If anyone knows the colors that Champion Blower and Forge painted their Post Drills, let me know, because I want to restore to its original state.


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