[quote author="@pgg00" source="/post/260602/thread" timestamp="1589783102"]I like seeing old tools going back to work[/quote]
Well, we’re a little way from back to work but at least it’s starting to go back together.
I still have several things to sort out to fix past bad decisions. The motor isn’t original and the bracket has no north/south adjustment. It sits too high. They decided the way to deal with that was to raise the front pulley the needed amount but that left one of the two bearings in the front pulley floating above the top of the head casting.
I have the replacement bearings on the way. I need to figure a fix for the motor height, and I need to find a pulley for the motor.
Oh, and the milling vice I bought is WAAAYYYY too big. 😃
Progress has been slow on the drill because, well, life. I did notice the spindle had a little ridge on the bottom edge of it. I filed that down, polished it up and reinstalled the chuck. Runs smooth as a top. I got it re-wired and added a fused switch to protect the motor. The only thing left is a new stepped pulley. That’s supposed to be on it’s way.
I’ve also picked up a couple of old Craftsman middle boxes for extra tool storage.
and I love these old card catalog type cabinets. I’ve found five of them recently. Using a couple on my reloading bench and a couple here.
Also have found a couple really nice old grinders. This Foley Belsaw unit was originally for sharpening circular saws. I just cleaned it up and I have it setup with a fine and course grinding wheel.
And just today I ran across this new project. It’s getting a cleanup and paint job. This Baldor is gonna replace a cheap Chinese unit for wire brushing and course polishing.