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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by hillbilly4008, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    Ive been sitting at this fuckin drill press all day. Thought y'all might find it interesting. She's old as hell, but still works as good as the day she was built 20181116_151445.jpg 20181116_151417.jpg 20181116_151411.jpg 20181116_151405.jpg
     
  2. woodbutcher
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    :D Damn that`s nice.Is that the one that you are using to repair that pocket watch you were talking about:rolleyes::p?
     
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  3. BamaMav
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    Damn, what's that thing built for, to drill the centers out in railroad wheels? Definitely heavy duty!
     
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  4. hillbilly4008
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    Doesn't bat an eye at Henry Ford steel
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  5. flatheadpete
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    Damn! That thing's huge!
     
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  7. Okie Pete
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    IMG_1059.JPG Not as massive as your radial arm drill . This is one in my shop . Was my Grandpa Penny's . It had sunk about a foot into the dirt floor of his shop when Dad got it .
     
  8. 1940Willys
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    I've seen and worked with both. The first being called a Radial Arm Drill Press. The second being driven by flat leather belts. The slap'n sound made by them belts is unforgettable, and bringing back fond memories. I might add that as huge as these relics were, there mechanisms were smooth as silk!
     
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  9. Okie Pete
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    At Pawnee Ok during the steam & gas engine show . The machine shop is powered up . It has overhead drive shafts with flat belts dropping down to power the machines. The hum of the shafts , pulleys and slap , slap of belts is mesmerizing .
     
  10. hillbilly4008
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    A couple other relics we still use...
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  11. 19Fordy
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    Just curious. What is the reason for drilling the holes "off center" on the width
    of the I-beam web? Did you first drill a pilot hole?
     
  12. hillbilly4008
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    Haha you seen that...

    I was just messing around with it. Thats is a heavy truck axle i just hung on the wall.
     
  13. Ive got one very similar to yours. Bought it at a auction for $30. never used it.
     
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  14. Boneyard51
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    A867D000-EEA3-44D4-A075-F140517E3DD3.jpeg Kinda looks like mine. Ps... it’s for sale!
     
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  16. whtbaron
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    Much lighter than either of the ones shown, but I have changed out the pulleys on my old Rockwell to get it down to 80 rpm... love it. Plan is to wire in a reverse switch as well.
     

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  17. Ive been looking for a old mag drill. You know the kind they use to drill holes in the vault doors to place explosive to blow them off.
     
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  18. ^^^^A lot of heavy truck repair and fab shops use them to drill holes in the frames. The ones I have seen are electrically attached by energizing the magnet and look just like a small drill press and you can't knock them off with a sledge hammer. Flip the toggle switch turning off the magnet and they will fall on the floor.
     
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  19. hillbilly4008
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    I dtill loads of truck frames at work using a regular electric hand held drill. F'in blows.

    Mag drill would be great. Cant seem to find a good one that I can afford
     
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  20. TraditionalToolworks
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    That's a radial drill. Nice to have.
     
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  21. Boneyard51
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    Make a frame drill if you do a lot, takes a little fabbing but works like a champ. I’ve got one in my shop.




    Bones
     
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  22. Ive got one of those drill presses that you clamp a electric drill in. and have a real powerful old aluminum housing 1/2 inch drill. I just need to find and attach a powerful electric magnet to it.
     
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  23. jimvette59
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    I had three of them from up to one that can drill a 2" + holes automatically.
     
  24. khead47
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    As an apprentice I worked hundreds of hours running a 12 FOOT swing radial drill press ! When drilling 3 inch plus holes, if the drill bit got bound, it would swing the 5 ton die shoe with ease !
     
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  25. wicarnut
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    When I was serving my apprenticeship, observed the operator's shop apon get caught up with chips, picked him up, spun him 1 revolution and throw him out on shop floor, big dia. drill, slow rpm, he was slightly injured, was back to work next day, lucky man. Those big old drill press's were a handy item, never had one in my shop, I would order the die sets machined/finished and we would build the cavity/core blocks. I did have magnetic base drill, a very handy tool.
     
  26. Boneyard51
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    Hillbilly, I finally got back down to the shop on the ranch to take to take some pics of my frame drill.Didn’t have time to pull it out, but you can kinda see how it’s built. It’s a shop built rig. Won’t take to long to fab one. Works great!
    Just roll it to the frame, hook up the chains, adjust the height and turn that wheel that’s kinda hard to see.


    Bones
     
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  27. alanp561
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    And you hope like hell that nobody kicks the extension cord plug out of the socket while you're drilling. Watched a mag drill go round and round until the bit broke off in the beam I was drilling and it went 60' to the ground. Just missed taking me off the beam with it.
     
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  28. Never thought of someone kicking the extension cord. The one I saw that fell and only about 3' from the side of a tandem truck frame did it during a power failure.
     
  29. Here is one I found sitting outside of Hoonah Alaska. IMG_1056.JPG
     
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