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Archimedes- / spiral drill 1 krone restore (fanatic...)

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Project by mafe posted 1331 days ago 2626 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Yes you are allowed to call me fanatic…

I bought some old tools on E-bay, and among them was this wonderful old Archimedes drill.

I used it a couple of times, and it works surprisingly well, so I got hooked and started to use it for some pre drilling – but! All of a sudden it just did not move… The handles metal piece was worn out.
So I put it in the junk box for a while, but yesterday I got a bright moment, brought me a 1 krone (little Danish coin), and as you see, copy the shape of the twisted rod to the krone, and removed the metal with a diamond tipped bit, mad some holes for mounting, countersink, and made the hole fit the coin.
The rest was just to put it back together, and it runs perfect, and will work for many years.

You might also want to see my Yankee screwdriver bitholder BLOG.
[Yankee trouble (bits and pieces…)]

Hope it can be to some use…

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





13 comments so far

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Flemming

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#1 posted 1331 days ago

brilliant engineering mads :) now you can have fun with the Archimedes drill again :D

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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docholladay

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#2 posted 1331 days ago

I have to say that you are one of the most creative folks I have ever seen when it comes to figuring out a solution to a problem. Who would think of using a coin for something like that? Very clever.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1331 days ago

I second both Flemming and Doc.
I like to see old tools play again in users hands that preciate them as you do

thankĀ“s for sharing Mads

Dennis

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1331 days ago

Very ingenius!!!!!!!! Nice job,Mads.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 1331 days ago

A nice old tool lives again. Great! It is a sad day when a tool must finally be put to rest. None of us is immortal and neither are our tools, but a “transplant” can do as much to extend the life of a tool as it can a person.
Congratulations, “doctor”, the patient LIVES!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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mafe

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#6 posted 1331 days ago

You all make me imbaressed, it’s very kind of you – the truth are that I’m just a staburn child…
And I love to bring old beautiful things to live, yes to give life to something that has lost it’s value because of time are allways wonderful. Just like the doctors did with me… ;-)
And then I liked the idea, that I brought this to Denmark from England, and added a Danish 1 krone, when I will be gone, perhaps a English will buy it on E-bay and say ‘what the heck are that’...
Thank you,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 1330 days ago

Great idea.I’m kinda like that, I’ve learned to make do, or jerry rig stuff, to keep it running. Sometimes with a little help from Karson or Dick Cain.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 1330 days ago

Mads, I had one exactly like this, when I was 7, 45 years ago. Good to see one again.

I’ve got some old flints that need re-napping if you like old tools,lol

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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mafe

9231 posts in 1587 days


#9 posted 1330 days ago

Martyn you make me laugh, but no thank you, I have moved up the evolution… I’m now at the Arcimedes! LOL.
Mike I have to make one with the heavy waight at the bottom and the two strings.
Both: yes I’m a time jumper, but I like to get the understanding, and to know the possibilities. Perhaps it the architect in me, that likes to study history to understand where we are (even most architecture today, must be called Devolution)...
Bset thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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swirt

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#10 posted 1330 days ago

Nice repair. And it still has a classic look with the coin.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

9231 posts in 1587 days


#11 posted 1330 days ago

Swirt: yes even a royal look now! I might call it my royal Archimedes no1… ;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 1330 days ago

lol. Nice one Mads

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Div

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#13 posted 1330 days ago

Ah, Mads! One sharp vintage architect you are! Nice old drill, ingenious solution!
I’m proud to call you a friend!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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