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#1 Alberta Bolens OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Years ago when I was a kid, Dad a had crank drill press in the pump house / tool shed/junk shed.  I remember spinning the handle raping my knuckles etc.  Mom & Dad retired in 73. I was 13.  My sister and brother in law were farming and got just about all the tools and equipment.  Brother in law hung the drill out side on a post for years.  I had noticed it disappeared several years ago.  Few weeks ago My brother in law asked me if I wanted it.  He had it in his shop on the floor.  Of course I said yes.  Its seized up solid but looks complete.  Dad passed away in the early 80's so its kind of nice to have this now.

 

My plan is to free it up, (if I can) paint it original colours if I can find them.and hang it in my shop.  

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Posted October 06, 2015 - 10:39 PM

Great to have a family piece!
Investigate electrolysis as a first step to cleaning it up.
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Posted October 06, 2015 - 11:02 PM

take care when you take it apart and be careful.

I have an old post drill and lots of drill bits for for it.

I like using it.  Yes it is slow, but with sharp bits it will out drill any electric drill.


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 11:04 PM

I believe that one of the names for those drills was a post drill. 


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 01:43 AM

Looks like we have similar drills, although mine has a square cross section flywheel.  With a little file work, you can add an electric motor to get a powered drill press if the flywheel is near flat on the outside.

 

Mine has a lot of play between the feed screw and the main spindle.  There is an open ball thrust bearing there.  So far, the balls are all still in place.

 

Hmmmm, I can't seem to find the image. 

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Found it....


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 06:29 AM

The old way to loosen something like that would be to submerge it in kerosene and leave it for a month. Now, I'd just hit it with PB Blaster every couple of days for as long as it takes. I had a truck bleeder nipple that took several months of soaking before it came loose. Be patient. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 06:46 AM

I have one just like that. The one I have was still in use when I cobbled it up nearly 40 years ago.

Mine is still laying under the workbench at my moms house where left it when I moved 30 years ago. LOL.

I do need to get up their and start going through my old junk.


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 06:56 AM

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:18 AM

Dad had one like that.  My brother has it now, and not sure if he ever mounted it anywhere, but sure hope it's inside.  Dad mounted a car brake drum to his and ran a belt on the drum from an electric motor.  


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:19 AM

Great to have a family piece!
Investigate electrolysis as a first step to cleaning it up.

If you forgo electrolysis, I would try the acetone/ATF mix. Works much better than PB Blaster! Soaking in kerosene or diesel might help.


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:43 AM

That is a nice piece. And with sentimental value.

Recently, had experience with an old pipe vice that had been outside since the mid nineties. Soaked it with a mixture of oil and ATF. After for a few days, heated the middle of the casting for the screw with the torch; just to the point of smoking the oil mixture. Reapplied said mixture while turning the screw. Within a few minutes, the vice was turning as good as new. These old forgings were of very high quality. By being gentle and taking your time, you will be rewarded. Good luck.


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 12:58 PM

If you forgo electrolysis, I would try the acetone/ATF mix

If you want to paint it like new, you can try electrolysis. If you think you might want to leave the natural rust look, electrolysis will turn it black.



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Posted October 07, 2015 - 03:45 PM

A good friend of mine restored using this way.

 

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Posted October 08, 2015 - 01:09 PM

So i'm pretty happy!! :dancingbanana:  :firejumper: .  Sprayed up the drill with Liquid Wrench the last couple nights.  I tried moving it each night by hand.  I had tinny bit of movement on one shaft.  This morning I had time so I worked on it some working the bit of movement back and forth spraying LW on it and lightly tapping key points with a hammer.  I don't want to mark it up.  After about 20 minutes I had a bit of movement on everything getting the drill to turn.  I then started using oil and LW as I turned it and its now the drilling movements are turning free.  The only part left to loosen up is the wheel at the top.  I have removed the set screw and have LW in the hole.  Hopefully I will have the same success with it this weekend.


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