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    Default Kitchener Blower & Forge no612

    I started recently to collect usable antique tools, mainly because I like antique/vintage stuff and secondly, because, with the house and everything, tools are a necessity...

    I don't know how I stumbled on Post Drills, but I immediately fell in love, I had to have one... I fist checked on eBay, but let's be honest, shipping is a killer on those heavy things and well, that option went down the drain pretty fast!

    So I started to check the local classifieds... And luckily found one 15 mins away from home! Contacted the seller, asked for more pictures, was ready to pick it up, when the seller backed away... We had a pretty weird winter and everything got stuck in ice... Like in my shed I had a good 10 cm of ice all over, so the seller postponed it until spring.

    I waited, and waited, and waited... And suddenly! Poof! Popped back up again...so I canned the seller and went to get it right away the next week... As Canadian and Australian dollar are pretty close, I must say that I paid 150$ for it, which is a little pricy, but the others I found were farther and heavily modified for electric motors...

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    Here's some pics of the beast in question!

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    I started to clean and remove the grease from everything... Found out the the crank cog got repaired before, that's why there is a handmade handle on it... Finding original parts would probably be a pain in the ...so I will stick with it! I also started to clean other cogs, for now, oven cleaner seems to work best!

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    That looks usable. Good luck with the cleanup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowynight View Post
    We had a pretty weird winter and everything got stuck in ice... Like in my shed I had a good 10 cm of ice all over, so the seller postponed it until spring.
    Good looking project you have in front of you Snowynight. Restored and painted, it will take pride of place in your workshop and be a focal point for any visitors. A hand cranked grinder would be an ideal machine to complement the drill.

    I can't imagine having 10cm of ice on anything, let alone ice on tools and anything else in the workshop. How do you protect things from rust?
    I must be a bit of a softie, it was 10.5 degrees C (50.9F) on my morning walk today, and I was having a whinge about how cold it was!

    Happy restorations,

    Alan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Al View Post
    Good looking project you have in front of you Snowynight. Restored and painted, it will take pride of place in your workshop and be a focal point for any visitors. A hand cranked grinder would be an ideal machine to complement the drill.

    I can't imagine having 10cm of ice on anything, let alone ice on tools and anything else in the workshop. How do you protect things from rust?
    I must be a bit of a softie, it was 10.5 degrees C (50.9F) on my morning walk today, and I was having a whinge about how cold it was!

    Happy restorations,

    Alan...
    Well... I wish I could heat the shed and keep everything in good shape, but it's not insulated properly, and some stuff do get some surface rust... My most precious stuff sleep inside during winter, and the rest needs a cleanup...

    I had in mind Orange and grey for the color, but I'm not totally decided yet... Most of the ones I saw were red and black, green and yellow or green and red...

    So I will paint most of the parts, blue the shafts and table top and see from there... I might have some convincing to do with the lady to bring it inside!

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    Well! Tonight was a good night! I finished taking the beast apart, I had grease up to the elbows, but I'm satisfied...

    Seems like the Bearing had better days, found only 5 beads in there, I have no clue how much there was...

    Luckily, they are 1/4" beads, and quite easy to find. On Amazon, I can get a 100 for around 10$


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    I’m guessing that’s a Canadian Blower & Forge 612. Made in Kitchener.
    Some history here: Canadian Blower & Forge, Co. Ltd. - History | VintageMachinery.org

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    That looks like a very nice, almost complete, post drill - with more chucks than you can poke a stick at . It's not half as modified as I was expecting.

    CB&F 612.jpg

    I'm wondering if that butchered drive gear is the same as the spare I have off my second No.61? Does yours have "A5" cast into it?

    Cheers, Vann.
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    That looks like a very nice, almost complete, post drill - with more chucks than you can poke a stick at . It's not half as modified as I was expecting.

    CB&F 612.jpg

    I'm wondering if that butchered drive gear is the same as the spare I have off my second No.61? Does yours have "A5" cast into it?

    Cheers, Vann.
    Actually, yup! A5!

    Here are the pieces I cleaned for now, there is some inside the house as well... As I discovered that dish soap is very very efficient against heavy grease...while the lady was off for dinner with friends... I might have borrowed the kitchen sink to clean some parts [emoji1787]

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    Yesterday was the lady's birthday, so pretty much nothing got done, but I was able to clean the bearing and put new beads in to see how it fits.

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    Well, I've been pretty busy at home and at work, I did alot of work already on the drill, but didn't have time to post anything, so here it is!

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    Well! Summer is gone already! And the Drill have been used alot! Here is where it is installed in the shed, still need to clean up around, but I'm pretty happy with it! I have to oil the bare metal parts for winter so it doesn't rust.

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