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Craftsman drill press refurb
« on: June 14, 2017, 08:46:07 PM »
This was a relatively short lived Craftsman design.  I like the way it looked, so I brought it home and gave it some love: bearings, fixed a couple parts, and sprayed on some Rustoleum Sunrise Red.  A future project will be adding a 3rd pulley to gain some slower speeds.

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 09:56:34 PM »
Nice work!

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 10:08:19 PM »
Man I freakin love that style, very cool.
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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 10:43:25 PM »
Beautiful! I will admit, though my favorite color has always been red I would not have thought I would like a drill press painted red, I was wrong!  beerdude

How did you clean that column?
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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 10:43:35 PM »
Very nice. The red really makes it pop.
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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 11:49:16 PM »
Nice. That fin on the top makes it look ready to go airborne.

What did you use to polish the column?

BTW I saw the current owner of that Burke today and he's in the middle of moving, so it might be a while on the back gear pics.

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 11:54:37 PM »
Great job -- you do very good work.

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 01:00:27 AM »
Gorgeous.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 07:01:30 AM »
Yup that's a winner alright

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 08:32:50 AM »
Nice rebuild.    thumbsup2
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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 08:55:53 AM »
How did you clean that column?

I put it in the lathe and used sandpaper.  Some of the corrosion was pretty deep and there are still some deep pits and scratches.  I didn't want the column to end up 1/16" smaller in diameter, so the goal was just to remove most of it and make it look decent.

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 08:56:48 AM »
BTW I saw the current owner of that Burke today and he's in the middle of moving, so it might be a while on the back gear pics.

OK, thanks

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 09:12:14 AM »
Excellent work!!!! It's always good to see these old tools shown some love!!

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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 10:13:43 AM »
How did you clean that column?

I put it in the lathe and used sandpaper.  Some of the corrosion was pretty deep and there are still some deep pits and scratches.  I didn't want the column to end up 1/16" smaller in diameter, so the goal was just to remove most of it and make it look decent.

Center it between a 3 or 4 jaw chuck at the headstock and a bull nose center at the tailstock? Running it through a steady rest would leave an annular ring so I cannot imagine you used that on the outboard end.
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Re: Craftsman drill press refurb
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 11:02:05 AM »
Outstanding! That makes me want to do my small Buffalo DP. I redid a floor Buffalo and painted it burgundy as the wife was going to kill me if I painted one more machine gray. She painted the lettering in yellow and it looked sharp. Then the employees were moving it and I heard a crash and found the DP on the floor in pieces. :'(

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