Repurposed grain drill end table

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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 10-17-2016 01:56 AM 363 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The ends are original cast iron ends from a Van Brunt grain drill. Hinge hardware was made from parts book photo’s from sheet metal. Box sides, top and bottom are poplar that has been primed and painted. The feet are oak and clear finished. My father taught me to never paint wood, ironically this was a project he commisioned me to do. All hardware are period correct, square. I still think we should have used oak and clear finished it, the red cast ends would have given it a nice contrast like the feet do. The paint was sprayed, the yellow was hand painted, 5 or 6 coats if I remember correctly.

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#1 posted 10-17-2016 04:50 AM

Nice work, nice colour too!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-17-2016 09:02 AM

Great save

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 10-17-2016 06:20 PM

I even remember seeing Van Brunt drills—with wooden boxes. Although most were in sad shape by then early 1950’s/late 40’s.

Nice reuse of otherwise unappreciated things!

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 10-21-2016 12:37 AM

Looks great, love the color and the reuse

-- Norman

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