Repairing Antique Tools – Swan Beam Drilling Machine Part 2 – by Old Sneelocks Workshop

Repairing Antique Tools - Swan Beam Drilling Machine Part 2 - by Old Sneelocks Workshop

A quote from Zachary Dillenger: “Tamen non est tractata, commodo sed quid opus est me habere”
There is an antique shop in Hickory Corners, north and east of Richland. I would drive through the one intersection in town and check out the antiques they would display on a bench next to the road. One of the items was a severely trashed beam drill. The price tag was .00 and it sat on the bench for 2 years before I got down through the project list enough to let this old drill float to the top.
I had a drill in much better condition but I hate to let tools go to rot and rust. I offered .00 and brought it home. The wood is trashed and the casting and shafts have serious wear but it will be an interesting project.
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5 Tips For A Small Wood Workshop – making the most of your space

Five tips for making the most of the space in your small workshop.

Here are links to the other workshop project videos I mentioned:
Making a stand/mobile base for the electric planer
Making a workbench
Making a mitre saw station part 1
Making a mitre saw station part 2

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Woodworking Hand Tools – Workshop Tour

A quick toor of the small wall mounted tool cabinet holding my woodworking hand tools. I added this tool chest so I could have immediate access to all of my dovetail saws, chisels, hand planes, hammers, etc., whenever I’m working at my workbench. Sized to utilize some lost space in my garage, it’s proven to be a perfect addition. The convenience has improved my workshop efficiency and keeps me organized during projects.