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  1. Saw this advertised on CL tonight...Something I'd never seen before & thought it was too cool not to share... Pictures are from the actual posting... https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/tls/6081346611.html
  2. Here's a neat tip for squaring the drill press table- http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2015/10/15/drill-press-checkup/?utm_source=WoodsmithTips&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9998
  3. Simple survey. What should be the next tool band saw or bench drill press? If it's band saw, bench top or floor model? My primary source of wood are old pallets. my next big project will be a long book case with doors and offset shelves
  4. I have some oddities in my shop. I try to be as organized as I can and some of my organizational methods, ehem, are somewhat to be desired to say the least! I have for years stored the chuck key to my Rockwell Delta Drill Press in a location that I know where it always is, and it also serves a secondary purpose as well. Here is the my beloved Delta Rockwell Drill Press. And the place I keep the chuck key, the original chuck key that came with the drill press is here. Please tell me I am not the only one that has an oddity in the shop such as this. This gate keeper, errr I mean chuck key has served it's purpose there for a decade since I have had this particular drill press. The chuck key is stationed right out the side door of my garage and my drill press is right next to the side door of the garage, I literally take two steps out the side door and I have the chuck key to use for my drill press. I always know where it is, it has never rusted from rain, and it keeps the gate latch secured. This is the gate that separates our side yard from strangers off the street. I have fought this feeling of shame for years now, not having a legitimate location to keep my chuck key, yes, I could keep it at the drill press, you know I actually did that once, and I lost it! Just to find it a day later, and I promptly installed it back in the gate latch where it serves double duty to this day. So there, I have confessed, and I feel great! Please tell me I am not the only one!
  5. Some of the handles for the Machines I am working on are missing or worn out. I see this a lot on the older machines that have been worked hard that i bring home to restore. Since I am doing a full restore I needed a way to fix the handles on the cranks/locks or what ever had turn handles. Here is what I came up with before I got my wadkin Pattern lathe. I thought that it would help those with out a lathe. First I take a bolt that will tap into the crank and put it in the drill press. I use a file and round the head while it spins. I then drill a hole through a piece of wood with a counter bore for the new head.I leave the bolt head a little high in the wood. i am using rose wood for this.   With the hole and the length cut,I draw a circle around the wood to the rough size. I ruff it out on the band saw. I now put the wood back on the bolt and add nuts to cover the threads, this gives me protection for the threads in the drill chuck.   Now remember I left the bolt head high . This is so I can crank the table up tight to the handle to give it more support as I file the shape of the handle I want and to keep it nice and round.   I shape the handle as much as I can and then lower the table to do the end with the bolt head. you can see the bolt head hole left in the mdf table. I then shape the bottom with a bastard mill file and sand to a shine     all I do now is tap the crank and JB/locktite weld the threads in to the taped hole so the wood spins or is tight. Most handles are a press fit in the crank so i just tap it to the size bolt that i used. in most cases its a 7/16" bolt,but you get the idea.       
  6. General 15" Drill press

    Picked this up at an auction about a month ago. Believe it is from 1968. Although it was in decent shape I decided to give it the "treatment" Replaced all the bearings, new paint, and buffed up the shiny bits. Had a bit of a problem matching the old paint colour but after some advise I remembered I had some paint left over from my Poitrs jointer repaint. That on was a little too yellow so I had my wife darken it and she got a close match. All on all turned out pretty well As found Now My apologies for the size of the pics, my first post here.
  7. Champion Drill Press

    About seven weeks ago I was scanning thru some on line ads when I came across one for an "antique " drill press. The ad was accompanied by this rather poor picture. What I saw was enough to get my interest as a first blush it looked like a 14" delta. I sent the seller a note telling him I was interested but lived a two hour drive away so could he send more pictures. These are what he sent. It sure looked Deltaish but I did have some questions. I called him and he told me it had absolutely no identifying marks .It was a 14", column was 2 3/4" , it was the right overall height. Still I had concerns ; the spring return did not look right, the stop rod collar looked odd, the motor mount was different, the collar for the table was different. What was this press? I searched over on the Vintage Machinery site for a like machine. No luck ,the closest was still a Delta. A review of old Delta catelouges revealed a 1933 floor model which seems to be Delta's first that had some differences from the 220. Could this be one of those. Another phone call and conversation. Finally I could not stand it any longer and made an offer conditional on there being a front pulley cover. He insisted it did not have one but I told him the pictures gave a clue to it's existence and would he remove the metal shroud and check. He was amazed, as he said "one magically appeared". Okay sold said I and arranged for a payment via the web. So now I owned what might be an early 1930's Delta two hours away. As it happens my daughter lives in the same city as the seller so I contacted her husband to pick it up. A couple of Saturdays later we made or monthly trip to visit my grand daughter and loaded it up. When I got it home the close examination began. It really was a close cousin to my 1930's Delta 220 but no marks could be found. First ,off came that metal wrap around the pullies. Voila, a pulley cover. close to delta but not quite. Note the odd pointer and stop rod collar I then started disassembly, more to clear up some floor space them start the refurbishing. After all I already had two disassembled macines on the bench, one was the 15" General I picked up the week before. Decided to remove motor and as the switch box was taken off what should appear but this decal. I quick cleaning reveal the rest of the decal It's a Champion Blower and Forge from Lancaster PA. I would have never guessed. I know Champion made a lot of post drills but a check of the ones on the VM site showed nothing similar so maybe I got an uncommon machine after all. As I completed disassembly I decided I might as well start the restoration now. Afterall when you are already cleaning up two machines whats one more. My major concern was the Champion decal. As the machine had no other identification whatsoever, including no foundry casting numbers preserving this was necessary. In the end it proved impossible but a member from another forum sent me the artwork so I could make this one. Anyway , this is how it looks today. My 1936 delta DP220 stares across the shop as if seeing its own reflection
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    Delta Mfg. Co. Catalog 1026 Drill Press Vise Decal Image (1940-41)
  9. View File Catalog 1026 Delta Mfg. Drill Press Vise Decal (1940-41) Delta Mfg. Co. Catalog 1026 Drill Press Vise Decal Image (1940-41) Submitter Larry Buskirk Submitted 11/25/2015 Category Delta Mfg. Co.
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    Delta Milwaukee Catalog 1026 Drill Press Vise Decal Image (1941-54)
  11. View File Catalog 1026 Delta Milwaukee Drill Press Vise Decal Delta Milwaukee Catalog 1026 Drill Press Vise Decal Image (1941-54) Submitter Larry Buskirk Submitted 11/25/2015 Category Delta Milwaukee
  12. Delta SLO-SPEED DRILL PRESS Decal

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    Delta SLO-SPEED DRILL PRESS Decal Image.
  13. View File Delta SLO-SPEED DRILL PRESS Decal Delta SLO-SPEED DRILL PRESS Decal Image. Submitter Larry Buskirk Submitted 11/25/2015 Category Delta Mfg. Co.

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