Millers Falls Hand Drill No. 5 - ca. 1905 edition.
Very smooth and well
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frame and main gear re-painted. Paint color is
matched to the original as close as possible.
Wood on all
handles cleaned. Cocobolo sanded and polished. Three coats of
BLO applied and thoroughly dried. The final
finish is six layers of Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil
Gunstock Finish Liquid. It is probably one
of the best high quality finish for exotic
side handle is made in domestic
stained with red mahogany and
finished with polyurethane. It is in
the shape of mushroom and it is detachable.
All exposed parts were polished to high
gloss. Greased, oiled, tuned
and checked. Great addition to your toolbox or collection.
Millers Falls Hand Drill No. 2A -1957
Exceptionally smooth and
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Reading about Millers Falls and
Goodell-Pratt Hand Drills
Some emails I received recently...
Thank you so much for your incredible work on my drill. I
received it last week, and have been admiring it ever since.
It is such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that my wife
wants to display it! But it deserves the dignity of
accomplishing the work for which it was painstakingly
restored: drilling. So, I assure you that it will be
put to careful, but good use.
I have what I think is a 5 1/2 Goodell-Pratt hand drill.
I did some basic cleaning.
I bought it because it looked like a work of art.
Here is the reality:
The main wood handle is great but is stripped of its
threads. The 2 speed knob does not turn. The chuck springs are shot.
After seeing your work and especially the 5 1/2 you restored
I would like you to restore mine. Can you give me a
ball park price?
You responded to a thread I started on SMC a while back.
Since then I caught the bug and now have about 10 drills.
There is not many places around here to hunt for them so I
have been keeping an eye on eBay. I do use them on occasion
and find them, in some cases, better than grabbing a power
or battery operated drill.
Thanks, Michael Hinkel
Apache Junction, AZ