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    My Dad's first Drill Press

    A Duro Drill Press purchased in the mid to late 50's.

    I forgot to take a picture before I cleaned it up & painted it.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Nice Drill Press. I looks just like the one we used at the railroad. The thing was tougher than five bags of hammers and was still working when I left there last summer.

    As for the pre-rebuild picture, I understand completely. I have done many a restoration without first getting a picture of it. Funny how old iron can get you to thinking and then your elbow deep in it before you realize in your zest, you should have waited and taken a picture of it.

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    Nicr restoration Bart!

    Jay

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    cool ol` drill press bart....
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    Now that is a drill press what is a drill press! Love that styling. Beat the pants of the styling of my two Craftsman. Plus it's a lot better than any new one I bet!

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    Neat. Looks like a real working hoss. Nice restore job.

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    Nice looking drill, reminds me of the older Walker Turners which have the backside open, exposing the pulleys. Classic look!

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    Looks great, Bart. As the other guys said, it looks like a little workhorse, and your resto job looks nice.
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    Very nice, Bart. Looks similar to my Atlas I got a while back. $10.



    I need a motor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Very nice, Bart. Looks similar to my Atlas I got a while back. $10.



    I need a motor...
    I needed a new motor too the bushings & start mechanism are worn out in the original 1/3 HP GE motor. I just happened to have an older Wards 1/3 HP motor in the shop & it is now mounted on the Drill-press however it is heavier than the original motor. So I am in the process of making a bigger base to bolt the drill-press to. It is 4' tall & about 19" x 20" & will have the switch mounted in the front & a drawer beside it.
    I will post pictures when done.
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 01-14-2007 at 03:31 PM.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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