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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).
              "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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