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Buffalo forge No. 61. Drill press restoration. #3: Fin

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Blog entry by Wayne posted 930 days ago 5981 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally have it mounted, and have tested it. Im gonna atempt posting a couple videos of it in action.
By the way… Im an idiot. The lever in the video engages the bit into the wood not disengages. It is slower…but it is designed to be sort of an automatic feed…yep…i know…... I blame it on the excitement.

here

And here



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hhhopks

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#1 posted 930 days ago

Great fun.

Now I got to make room in my garage for my post drill. I purchased mine about 3 years ago for $35. It is still laying horizontally.

I will be sure to come back to your post to check out the settings/adjustments.

Quetion:

Mine came with a Jacobs drill chuck. I don’t think it belongs there. Shouldn’t these drill use auger bits?

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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Wayne

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#2 posted 930 days ago

You should posts pics!

If its able to feed the bit into the wood I dont see why you would have to use auger bits. Mine seems to function with my dewalt bits fine, BUT I am no expert…thats a sure bet. :)

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hhhopks

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#3 posted 930 days ago

Ok,
Got a cell phone shot. Not a very good pic.

Folks, this is not the proper mounting position. Go with Wayne’s
Unless there is such thing as a hand cranked lathe.

Actually mine is in fairly good shape. I had been repainted awhile back before I got it. I did remove the Jacob’s chuck.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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Brit

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#4 posted 930 days ago

Very cool. Thanks for the vids Wayne. Nice to see it working.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Wayne

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#5 posted 929 days ago

hhhopks- Wow! Glad to see another one survived!

Andy-Thanks! I can’t blame my faults on the drill now…

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ChuckV

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#6 posted 929 days ago

That is very cool. I have a similar post drill that I bought a few years ago. It is a smaller version, I guess. The number of mine is 50.

I cleaned it up, but left it looking old. It works well and it is fun to play with.

Here are some before, during and after pictures:

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Wayne

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#7 posted 929 days ago

This is GREAT!

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ChuckV

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#8 posted 929 days ago

Wayne,

Thank you for sharing your blog with us.

I have to admit that I have three Buffalo Forge drilling machines – should I be concerned? One is described in this blog. The other is still on my to-do list. It is a flat belt driven drill press:

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Wayne

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#9 posted 929 days ago

Concerned?...nah… you can never have too many tools right?
Ive actually drooled over your blog a couple of times(check my favorites).
One of the best things about LJs, is to see these classic machines/tools being brought back to life.

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mrbutton1952

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#10 posted 928 days ago

Great piece of equipment. A little grease and sawdust will take a lot of slop out of those gears.

-- -Marvin-

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