Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab #4: Almost There

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Blog entry by CarterR posted 09-18-2013 06:20 PM 2017 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Some Parts Are Ready Part 4 of Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab series Part 5: Complete »

I ended up using Jasco to neutralize the rest of the rust. This product is awesome if you are going to paint metal. After you have removed dirt, grime, and grease with a wire brush and mineral spirits. You spray it on and it deactivates the rust within a few minutes, after that you wash dry and paint. A small amount goes a long way. I paid $6 for a bottle and used maybe a quarter of it.

Next up is mounting the drill to a post and getting a metal crank for the handle made.

Here are some photos of all the parts ready to be assembled and the new wood mount I made. The mount it came on was rotting.


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#1 posted 09-19-2013 12:24 AM

That’s looking pretty sweet. One of these is definitely on my wishlist. Though a Millers Falls bench drill would cover most of my woodworking needs I think.

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#2 posted 09-19-2013 01:34 PM

Thanks Tim. I did not know much about these going into this project, I saw Shannon Rogers on the Renaissance Woodworker talk about his, and then I saw this one on Craigs List and thought it would be cool to try out. I think a Millers Falls bench drill would work about as well and weighs half the weight.

Here is a great resource for better understanding post drills


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