walker turner drill press

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Project by marcfromny posted 06-28-2010 11:04 PM 7953 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walker turner DP1040 drill press that I picked up off CL. I disassembled it and cleaned it up. It has a slow speed attatchment on top and I recently put on link belts. I works really nice. Almost no play in the quill at all. more pics of the parts

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 11:52 PM

Nice clean up and restoration. It reminds me of an old Buffalo drill press I once had.

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 11:57 PM

Wow looks like new Marc great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-29-2010 12:00 AM

Great restoration Marc! You did a fantastic job. I recently bought a WT band at an estate sale for $50.00 that I plan on doing the same thing to. (soon as I have time)

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 06-29-2010 12:33 AM

thanks guys,, hey Les thats what I paid for this one!!!

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#5 posted 06-29-2010 12:59 AM

WOW. That is amazing what a clean and restore,..

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 01:55 AM

Good save .Its a shame to see things like that fall into such bad shape great job…..........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 02:02 AM

Great job. Makes me feel bad for not doing an old Armstrong lathe I’ve got gathering dust… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 05:54 AM

Great Job. Nothing feels better than giving an old tool NEW LIFE.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#9 posted 06-29-2010 06:12 AM

I love seeing the restoration of old machinery. You brought that drill press out of the ashes like a phoenix!
I bet it lasts you 40 years or more now that it will get proper care.
The CL seller would pass out if they saw the “old hunk o junk in the basement” after your lovely work.
Well done Marc :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 03:35 PM

Great buy and restoration!

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#11 posted 06-29-2010 05:46 PM

These are super cool, I drove 4 hours to pick up a floor model and don’t regret it a bit, these tools have alot of character.

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#12 posted 06-29-2010 08:48 PM

Wow! Amazing restoration. It looks like it might have been made in the 1930s. Do you know how old it is?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-29-2010 09:59 PM

Nice job Marc.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#14 posted 06-29-2010 11:37 PM

Thanks everyone. stefang,,I think it is from that era…30’s or 40’s .

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#15 posted 07-12-2010 01:29 PM

great work!, unfortunatly old drill presses cost a lot aroud here :s


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