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Thread: Cleaned up a Millers Falls No. 3 Hand Drill today

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    Cool Cleaned up a Millers Falls No. 3 Hand Drill today

    This thing was covered in rust and was all gunked up. Really difficult to turn. I should’ve taken a before pic, but forgot. Sorry!

    I’m out of paint stripper. Need to pick some up. Next step is removing the japanning and painting.

    Millers Falls No. 3 – I believe from 1910-1915 (based on oldtoolheaven)

    Soaked in vinegar, cleaned up metal parts on wire wheel then steel wool, sanded wood and applied boiled linseed oil & paste wax, greased & oiled. Works like new.




    Last edited by Jonathan M Peters; 02-20-2020 at 12:17 AM.

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    Nice cleanup Jonathan. Looking forward to seeing the finishing touches.

    jtk
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    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Nice cleanup indeed, looks great! Personally, I think it looks perfect as-is, with all the patina from 100+ years on display to show that it earned its keep.

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    Nice. I found a pretty clean 5A in the wild a few years ago. It's a great Neander hand drill. Very smooth operation.

    Sharp solves all manner of problems.

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