Walker-Turner Drill Press #2: Drill press restore mostly completed.

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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 05-21-2012 12:19 AM 4963 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the drill press is mostly completed. The only thing I need to do is fabricate a cover to hide the belt and power cords. Not exactly a match to the original color, but now it looks like a tractor!

Next project is to build a cart, this thing is to heavy to move around by lifting it.

Who ever had this before really used and abused it!

Someone welded a T handle onto a bolt to make it easier to position the table.

Used an old extension cord for the wiring.

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 02:33 PM

Great restored DP.
Job well done.

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 01:06 AM

Thanks! Here are a couple pics of before:

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 09:05 PM

Excellent rebuild.

Maybe change the belt to a “V” link power twist belt?

I put one on my band saw and the difference was like night and day in performance.

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#4 posted 07-15-2012 10:09 PM

Thank you waho6o9! I am definitely planning on doing that, just haven’t gotten around to it yet! It still has the same belt from 30 years ago, believe it or not!

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