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Archive for September, 2014

Chapman Tools

Posted by hammerscale on September 29, 2014

I don’t think I’ve ever owned Chapman products, but Jay Leno’s always entertaining;

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Atlas Drill Press

Posted by hammerscale on September 28, 2014

The most recent addition to the shop is this Atlas 15″ drill press, here seen as I received this fine machine, sporting no motor and safety yellow livery.


Here is it after new bearings, new paint, and some measure of love. The original Jacobs chuck was a little bell mouthed in the jaws, so I upgraded to a keyless Rohm chuck. I had an old motor from an Atlas lathe that suits very well, and replaced or made new hardware where needed. I may resurface the table in the future.


I think I’ll leave it set on a higher speed for woodworking. Right now I have three more drill press projects in the pipeline.


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