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On New Years Day we made our rounds and visited family, and we paid ol pops a visit. He lives in the local mountains, there was even a tad bit of snow left from the last snow he had! After we spent a few hours there we ventured up the mountain some more and let the kids roll in the big snow. But here are a few random shots of dad and his shop. Image below is what is leftover of his cedar pile of wood, he loves making birdhouses, and he sells them locally. Next up is his old 70's vintage Craftsman Band Saw And a late model Craftsman Contractors Table Saw he uses for secondary cuts or he leaves a dado on it at all times. Dad and I, two knuckle heads! Dad and Grandpa A smaller Delta Bench top drill press Delta Rockwell Table Saw with a Bies fence system A good ol Delta Scroll Saw His main go to compressor, he only uses it for finish nails, he doesn't believe in cleaning up so he certainly doesn't need air for that! Yes folks, it does snow in southern California, we actually had about 4" on the ground a few days before this. Over all image of the shop. Dad and I build this shop back in 2004. Rear shot of his shop Another rear shot. And just for kicks and giggles, Dad's home! A restored single wide trailer, we got this place for a song and dance, and pops loves it up in the hills. Thanks folks for sharing a bit of my Dad's place with us, yall come back now ya here!
Restoring a Walker Turner (Rockwell) 20" Drill Press Model 70-400 Model Number: Labeled 70-400 but actually a 70-410 because it is has an MT3 taper Type: Drill Head Only Serial Number: 1350495 (1964) Spindle Size: MT3 Power Feed: No Slow Speed: No Number Of Belts: 1 Date of Restoration: June to August 2018 The previous owner installed a single phase 120VAC motor from a Jet drill. He also gave me the motor that was installed when he bought it, but I dont think it is an original WT motor. It is 3 phase but has no label. I installed a Baldor 3HP single phase 120VAC motor (because I like big motors). I dont have 3 phase service, but I am in the process of building a rotary phase converter. I will be restoring a Powermatic 1150 drill press in the future. A few years ago I restored a DeWalt table saw. It still works great. To disassemble the drill: 1. Start disassembly: Remove the chuck Remove the belt cover Release the belt tension Slip the belt off the motor pulley Remove the large handle that raises and lowers the chuck NOTE: I tried to remove one of the 3 arms and ended up damaging it with a pipe wrench. It refused to come out. The 3 black balls came off easily. Remove both side plates (Where the power feed would be attached) Remove on/off switch assembly Remove the left 2 bolts holding the motor to the motor bracket (You cant get to them after the drill is layed on its left side) Ensure the bottom collar is clamped tighly onto the column (To prevent head from falling to the bottom of the column) Remove the huge nut on the right side that clamps the head to the column Remove the lever that raises and lowers the head Remove the assembly that the lever is attached to (4 bolts) Tighten bolt so the head will not swivel 2. Continue disassembly: Lay drill on its left side Remove motor Remove motor bracket from head (1 bolt) Remove column base Slide column out of head 3. Prepare to remove the quill: Remove chuck depth adjusting bolt Remove front knob, assembly, and set screw (This holds the chuck in position) Use a magnet to remove the inner piece Use a flatblade to remove the 2 large screws on the front Use a flatblade to remove the 2 inner pieces Use a magnet to remove 2 more inner pieces 4. Remove the quill: Remove the top head cap (3 bolts) (This might be difficult. Be careful not to break it.) Remove the belt Loosen the set screw on the pulley DANGER: The quill might fall out of the head when the next 2 steps are performed. NOTE: The large spring that holds the quill up will uncoil on the next step. Remove the large lever and assembly that raises and lowers the chuck Pull the gear shaft out of the head Remove the quill and spindle (You may need to knock it out from the top with a piece of wood) (The pulley will not move. Only the shaft will come out) 5. Remove the 2 quill bearings: Remove the spacer from the spindle (2 set screws) Remove the spindle from the quill using a piece of wood and a big a** vise opened at the correct width so the shaft will slip out of the quill and bearing assembly (This is difficult. It takes a lot of force. Place the piece of wood on top of the shaft, on the spline end, and hit the wood with a BIG hammer. The 2 bearings should remain inside the quill) Beat the 2 bearings out of the quill with a brass rod 6. Remove the pulley assembly from the head: Use a long piece of wood (12" long) to knock the pulley assembly out of the head (Place the wood piece in the area where the quill was located. Mark the wood piece before you hit it, to indicate how much it moves. This is difficult. It takes a lot of force to knock the bearing cap out of the head.) NOTE: This pulley assembly consists of a bearing sitting on top of the pulley, and a bearing and cap on the bottom of the pulley. The previous step should have knocked the cap out of the head, thus enabling the entire assembly to be removed. The outside diameter of this cap is approximately 2 1/2".) 7. Remove the 2 pulley bearings: Use a vise to press the inner sleeve in both directions to remove the top and bottom pulley bearings 8. Clean it and paint it: Use a wire brush head (one on a drill and one on a bench grinder) to remove the old paint Use a Dremel to remove the old paint around the 2 badges Paint it. I used Rustoleum Satin Sage spray paint 9. I cant find a parts manual for the 70-400 20" drill. But I believe the later 1100 20" drills use most of the same parts. My drill press had these 4 bearings: Bearing on top of pulley: Norma 205PP - Same as SKF 6205ZZ Bearing just below pulley: Norma 205PP - Same as SKF 6205ZZ Bearing inside top of quill: MRC 204SF - Same as SKF 6204Z Bearing inside bottom of quill: SKF 170372 (1-70372) 10. Cost: 70-400 Used from craigslist.........................................$250.00 I bought these 3 parts in June 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org (The Walker Turner Serviced Machinery LLC) (These 3 parts arent sold anywhere else that I know of) P/N 70372 Double Row RBI Sealed - Special Bore Double Sealed.......$ 64.95 P/N 80857 Spacer (required for above bearing)......................$ 2.50 P/N 3600 V-Belt standard direct drive 5-speed pulley config 61.5"..$ 23.50 S&H USA.............................................................$ 7.40 Total for above 3 items.............................................$ 98.35 3 Bearings 6204ZZ 6205ZZ 6205ZZ (from popular auction website)......$ 25.95 Paint (Rustoleum Satin Sage)........................................$ 31.20 New Baldor 3HP motor from craigslist................................$150.00 Grand Total.........................................................$653.85 Was it worth all the work? You bet!
I bought this one for 85 bucks from a fellow who was selling a Rockwell Scroll Saw. I purchased the scroll saw, but I also saw the DP sitting there and he said he'd let me have it. So here it is, I have had it for about 6 years and love it. Plus, 85 bucks! You can't even get a bench top model for that much. The table is a Rockler thinga ma jig that I bought on a whim. It works, but it has it's draw backs, when I have the time, I will build my own. I love the old Allen Bradley switch the DP came with. The motor is not the original, I need to track down a 1hp Delta vintage motor.
Picked this up from another member over on the Canadian forum. It was in what can only be described as tough shape with no motor. It was completely encased in want looked to be a hard shell of bondo dust. At least thats what I assumed it to be given the seller said it came out of a body shop. But what the hay, I love a challenge. Fist step was to remove all the crud. Turns out it was fairly easy to scrape off. After complete disassembly I soaked all the painted parts in a strong hot bath of TSP which moved any remaining crud. Follwed this up with a two day soak in citric acid solution to remove all the rust as well as some of the paint.Removed the paint with paint remover. Discovered that a couple of the legs had been bent and twisted so I had to straighten them out. The belt cover was dinged and pushed in a bit. Some work on the dings and some bondo worked fixed that problem As usual the top cover had a groove worn it it from a poorly tracking belt. Some JB and bondo disguised this. Wire wheeled and buffed all the shiny parts. Painted it up. Made new decals and put it back together. Put on a 1 HP motor I had in my rathole, install a new motor starter and drive belt. The machine did try my paitence when I was tracking the new sanding belt. By the way this is best done with the side cover and top cover removed. Fortunately I had been warned about this in advance. Turned out good enough to earn a place next to the rest of my Delta stuff. I also discovered during the coarse of the rebuild that I was missing two parts, a front dust deflector that goes at the bottom of the belt and a small dust deflector that goes inside the dust chute. I made the deflector for the inside (sorry forgot to take picture) I was making the one for the bottom of the belt but gave it second thoughts. I ended up using the one in the picture below by the previous owner. It no doubt catches more dust as it strats just below the table. I know it cuts down on the belt lenght in the horizontal position but I don't that as a problem as I am likely to use it in the vertical position most often.
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!
I got a call Sunday afternoon to go and look at a couple of old wood working tools I really wasn't looking to buy them so I make a ridiculous low offer the the guy said sold. Wow! So I had to go pick the up and I have got to find a place to put them. I also picked up a 1 HP Delta dust collector. Things just keep finding me.
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