|Project by mafe||posted 08-23-2010 11:13 PM||3040 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Bitbox of wood
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…
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.