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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 02-06-2015 02:44 PM 907 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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02-06-2015 02:44 PM

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/tls/4817841773.html :))

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.


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JADobson

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#1 posted 02-06-2015 03:11 PM

Ah, the elusive post drill. What I wouldn’t give to find one of these a bit closer to home.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 03:17 PM

I have a couple of those, never played with them. BUT I’ve watched them in use at a blacksmith shop and they go through steel like nothing. And they apply the down pressure. So a few cranks is all it takes.

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 03:28 PM

JA, shipping would be a little high I guess.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 03:34 PM

I dearly want a post drill, but first have to have a place to put it. Found a working one last year locally for $75 and the same place had two that were complete for $40 ea, just needed worked over a little bit. If/when I build a new shop in the next couple years, a post drill will be in it.

LJ Mosquito has one that he uses.

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 03:41 PM

My wife’s coworker apparently has one but he just plays with it. Doesn’t really use it to work or anything. And she said that he also told her about all the “box planes” that he has and plays with. Doesn’t do any woodworking or know how to use any of it, but still likes to buy them and clean them up anyway.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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dhazelton

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 02:26 PM

JT – if you see them for $40 BUY THEM. Keep one and sell the other for $80. Free post drill.

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#7 posted 02-12-2015 04:07 PM

Oddly enough, I’m waiting for a post drill to come up for sale in my area so that I CAN substitute it in place of my motorized drill press.

-- Ed

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