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    how about this find while in coast rica. it was on display at a coffee co-op

    rick.
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    phoebe it is

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    from what i can tell i looks like it is from the 1880s and it sould have been powered by a line shaft
    9/11/01, never forget.

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      Kinda looks like some wine bottle openers I've seen...

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        Looks like a newer model than mine!

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          Same company but a newer model than the one Rick saw - http://cgi.ebay.com/Nice-BUFFALO-22-...QQcmdZViewItem

          Newer still but without doubt vintage BUFFALO - http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...13596371kstYeu

          Here we are with lots of interesting write-ups about Buffalo drill presses
          http://owwm.com/MfgIndex/Detail.asp?...toIndex&ID=129


          Anyone wanting info about older stationary machinery and especially if used for woodworking should visit the home page and then work around this site. - http://www.owwm.com
          Last edited by Woussko; 12-14-2007, 12:07 PM.

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            that post drill is very similar to the old one in one of my shops handing on the wall, right now I don't remember the make of my drill if it is a buffalo or not, the forge I have is a buffalo,

            I would say mine is in better shape,

            some info on post drills,
            http://www.beautifuliron.com/thepost.htm
            http://www.anvilfire.com/21centbs/drilling/postdril.htm
            Last edited by BHD; 12-14-2007, 02:06 PM.
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              Originally posted by oldslowchevy View Post
              from what i can tell i looks like it is from the 1880s and it sould have been powered by a line shaft
              Nope, that's a flywheel to take advantage of inertia to power the drill through when the hand crank is not at an optimum angle to your body to generate maximum power (leverage).
              "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
              John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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