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A friend of mine had recently asked for some advice on restoring an old drill press he'd gotten out of an old house the bank had taken over to sell - they call him to come clean them out and do the prep work .
It's an old Buffalo model 15 and not in bad shape . He had tried to remove the spindle and top pulley to check the bearings over as I had instructed , most times the grease has hardened into a solid mass and needs to be cleaned out . I had told him to rent a bearing splitter to remove the pulley - obviously he skipped that step and tried to pry it off , so I gotta try to track that part down . I believe some of the older Delta models used the same spindle pulley so maybe I can find one , not too many of these model 15's left around . One thing that is really odd is the table surface - it's perfect with not one mark of shame in it , odd for being a 1941 and most have a pretty good smiley across them - like my Clausing did ...
It will be awhile , but I'll try to get some more pics and better details . The clock spring is intact , which is also rare and I'm thankful I don't have to retrofit one from the list of generic springs available since they never seem to work quite right . Spindle feels tight and the main spindle teeth feel good so far - it would be nice if they aren't chipped or worn as so many usually are . He had already taken the old Westinghouse motor into a motor shop and had it gone through with a new switch and cord - it's in excellent shape including it's original labels which is pretty rare to find . Spindle handles are in great shape as well , again - rare to see that and maybe this old girl just wasn't used that much . Evidence shows it lived in someone's wood shop during it's recent life , a good thing as they get worked a lot easier overall . I'll probably go through it mechanically and just clean it up and use it on the welding table - it's a perfect size for that .
In Fredericksburg, Tx.
A nice place for a weekend visit and even better with a tractor show!
Anyone here at Red Square going to this show?
Have you been there before?
Wife & I will be married 20 years on 8/6/14 and we are planning a weekend get-away, and she said we were going to this show.
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44th Reunion /August 7-8-9-10 ,2014
Hosting 2014 State Meet of Chapter #6 National International Harvesters Collectors Club
Featuring : International Harvester tractors, garden tractors gas engines and equipment.
2014 Grand Marshal: Ronnie Griffith
Come watch our Antique Machinery in action.
Steaming Corn Block making Rock crushing Sawmill Shingle mill Veneer Machine Blacksmith shop Plowing and more We have Daily Demonstrations and tractor Parades .
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