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    I restored a Millers Falls No 2

    I found this drill in an antique store for $20 and decided I could breathe some new life into it. I soaked everything in Evapo-rust and then either painted or sanded/polished all the parts. I scraped and sanded the old damaged finish off the wood. I was hoping for rosewood but didn't get that lucky. I finished it with General Finishes antique walnut gel stain and Arm-R-Seal.
    I'm really excited to put it back into service. Some before and after pictures
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    That's neat. I like MF tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick Skelly View Post
    That's neat. I like MF tools.
    It's super smooth now

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    I donít see it in the classifieds! What gives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Fretwell View Post
    I don’t see it in the classifieds! What gives!
    Sorry, this one's all mine

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    Nice job. I lucked into one in almost new shape at an antique shop for cheap. They are a great eggbeater. Even better when they’re as pretty as yours.
    Sharp solves all manner of problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luter View Post
    Nice job. I lucked into one in almost new shape at an antique shop for cheap. They are a great eggbeater. Even better when they’re as pretty as yours.
    What a find. And thanks

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    There are a couple of those in my shop. The Millers Falls #2 is a great drill. All my other eggbeaters have either been sold or given away.

    BTW, your restoration looks great.

    jtk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    There are a couple of those in my shop. The Millers Falls #2 is a great drill. All my other eggbeaters have either been sold or given away.

    BTW, your restoration looks great.

    jtk
    Thanks, Jim. I have another smaller Stanley Handyman eggbeater that I picked up a few years ago that I haven't done anything to and probably won't now that I have this. Everytime I look at it it makes me happy

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    careful..these can be addicting..
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    Too many? Then I go out and buy ( and rehab) another one..
    Pilot No.55 rehab 1.JPGPilot No.55, rehab 2.JPGPilot No. 55, drive gear.JPG
    Pilot No. 55....about the same size as the Millers Falls No. 2-01 I have....

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    careful..these can be addicting..
    That's quite the collection. My shop isn't very big, which helps keep my tool collecting in check. Otherwise I may bury myself

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    Steven
    That looks great. I picked up a Craftsman by Millers Falls that is a clone of yours. You have done a better job of restoration but I still have a ways to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Null View Post
    Steven
    That looks great. I picked up a Craftsman by Millers Falls that is a clone of yours. You have done a better job of restoration but I still have a ways to go.
    Thanks. Here's a bonus picture that I took that might help
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    Also, nice to see someone from the STL area here!

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    Great exploded view of the drill Steven.

    On mine the handles were loose. My solution was to wrap a shaving around it before reassembly. It held the handle tight for a year or so of heavy use.

    jtk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    Great exploded view of the drill Steven.

    On mine the handles were loose. My solution was to wrap a shaving around it before reassembly. It held the handle tight for a year or so of heavy use.

    jtk
    I couldn't help myself before I put it back together, but I'm kind of a sucker for those kinds of pictures. I was thinking about putting it up in my shop.

    Great idea on the shaving. Mine is pretty tight, but I did have to flood some cracks with superglue. I guess it's pretty common for the later models to develop cracks around the pin

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