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    Dad's first Drill-press restore finally finished

    I built a base & covered it with laminate for the drill-press with a drawer & place for the switch & painted & mounted another motor. I intend to build a wider wood table for it about as wide as the base which is about 16 1/2" I only have just so much room anything bigger will be drilled on the floor model drill-press.
    "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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    Looks great Bart

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    Fine looking refurb, Bart!

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    Looks like it'll work real nicely, Bart. Plus, it give the mortiser some company on the bench. (I've got the same mortiser.)
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    Does the name badge say Duro? Love that styling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Does the name badge say Duro? Love that styling!
    Yes it does
    "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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    Thumbs up

    Hi Bart,
    .... Nice restoration and modification. I think I may have the little brother to the one you now have, (see pics). I bought mine many years ago. Talk about some iron. This thing is some kinda heavy, took two of us to carry it to the car but a nice press.


    Nice job .
    .


    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    I built a base & covered it with laminate for the drill-press with a drawer & place for the switch & painted & mounted another motor. I intend to build a wider wood table for it about as wide as the base which is about 16 1/2" I only have just so much room anything bigger will be drilled on the floor model drill-press.
    Thinking about a project without ACTION is just DAY DREAMING .

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    Question

    Bart, would it be possible to get a close up pic of that name tag on your restored drill?

    Thanks


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bart Leetch
    I built a base & covered it with laminate for the drill-press with a drawer & place for the switch & painted & mounted another motor. I intend to build a wider wood table for it about as wide as the base which is about 16 1/2" I only have just so much room anything bigger will be drilled on the floor model drill-press.
    Thinking about a project without ACTION is just DAY DREAMING .

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    Here you go Boyd

    A close up.
    "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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    now ya done it!

    that sure is a respectful way of handling a piece of histroy bart, very nice job. now here is some home work fer ya, i might have missed the class but if not then here is the assignment fer ya.. i wouldlike to see your shop tour.. from what you showed us here in this post i think your hidn something..that weall need to see
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