Step 8: The Motor

Next job was to strip down, clean and test the motor. The bearings were in good condition, but the oiling felts were bone dry.

All the old paint was stripped off, and the body sprayed in red oxide primer then satin black.

The windings were all cleaned, the felts re-oiled and the wiring corrected and replaced. The motor was then re-assembled.
A metal clad switch was added. the motor ran much quieter after this and it starts every time.

Great instructable mate and astonishingly well documented. I especially like seeing that old workmate in the mix seeing as I've just redone one myself. Cheers!
I don't even have to read the whole instructable to tell you this drill press is fantastic &hellip;&nbsp;<br>we had one in one of our workshops and it runned perfectly well and very very smoothly, with little effort on the material <br>May be I'm wrong about the one being posted but ours had a stand that could be revolved : on one you had a mechanical vice with a deep groove on the plate preventing oil to drop on the ground, on the other side it had a simple plate used to drill wood &hellip; <br>Perfect ! &hellip;
Ive been using the drill press since I wrote this instructable, and it has behaved beautifully throughout.<br>My only concern is the neoprene belting I have used which does not have a high 'grip'. I have been looking for an alternative 3mm or 4mm belting system to improve this.
<p>Rosin powder on the belt?</p>
actually ours have a very large leather belt and we were lucky enough that it came with a whole load of loaves of a paste that was probably made from honeycomb wax (well it was sticky as that but I really don't know) and this had the ability to give grip to the belt <br>We never ran out of it as far as I can remember but I doubt if one could find any of the stuff now&hellip; maybe a substitute ?&hellip;
Mine was almost certainly a round belt model. Both the head pulleys and the motor pulley had round belt drives. The base lay shaft may at one time have been a flat belt system since a lot of workshops around the turn of the century were steam powered with common power shafts running near the ceiling.<br><br>I may eventually look around for a rubber drive belt solution.
It may cost you an arm and a leg but maybe you can find a surplus O ring that would work as a belt? They make some gigantic O rings.
This is a good idea as to day they make all sorts of rubber belts that withstand a huge amount of strain &hellip;<br>have a good week end (if my writing is not too late : I' can't tell if you're in NZ or USA, for isntance !!&hellip; :D
I bought this on ebay for the motor, this is how it came, but nor did the guy that I bought it from knew what is was or did anybody else on instructables. It sure looks like your set up, maybe you know what it is, I sure hope so. lol, Sincerely angpal59
I neglected to state the obvious in my earlier comment: This is beautiful, meticulous and very impressive work. I commend your patience, and love to see an old tool so faithfully and well restored!
If you're just up against rust (or rust is the layer under the paint and grime that you're trying to lift), consider electrolytic rust removal. It will save you a lot of elbow grease. You might have a look at ToolNut's excellent Instructable on the topic: https://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolytic-Rust-Removal-aka-Magic/
I wish they still sold these. One motor kit with lathe,drill press, grinder would be nice.
From some searching, they are around, but they don't make them any more. You can also buy new, but they aren't that cheap: <br>http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_7171_7171/<br>That one is only a drill/lathe combo, but you could probably rig up a grinding wheel and put it in the chuck of the lathe.
Great Job! I have one very much like that, and now I feel I can attempt to revive it.<br>Two questions: what is the name of that tubular-looking belt you're using? Never seen it before. And since I have no motor on mine, what speed should I shoot for at the drill? Thanks a lot!<br>-Mike
The round stuff is neoprene drive belting, and it's not very good, a bit liable to slip.<br>My drill runs from about 300 RPM to about 800 RPM
Very well done Marshon.<br>Congratulations !<br>CCOAlex
very cool
I neglected to add this source for round drive belts.<br><br>http://www.lathes.co.uk/page4.html<br><br>
What a beautiful job! <br><br>I love it when I see old tools such as this being restored to working order.<br><br>Congratulations on your efforts and success.<br><br>(I restored an Atlas/Craftsman metalworking lathe from the 1930's in similar fashion. I brought it back to working order after it sat neglected and unused in an open garage for over 40 years - I didn't take any pictures though.)<br><br>
what is the model and brand of your lathe? great instructable i love it wish i had a drill press like it!!!
The lathe is a Unimat 4, it's a far eastern model not an Austrian one.
thank you!! once again great instructable!!!!
I&nbsp;love it!! How I wish to have one of those!!<br /> <br /> Keep drilling!! ;)<br />
&nbsp;Lovely! Nice colours and everything... Are you tempted to make some kind of polycarb belt guard? &nbsp;Might spoil the minimalist look a bit but worth considering.&nbsp;<br />
That is a fine addition to any workshop.<br />
Very nice renovation.&nbsp; It is great to see someone with a passion for the tools, who would also take the time and care to do this.&nbsp; Wonderful!<br />
Very good renovation
That is a beautiful little drill press.<br /> <br /> Maybe you mentioned it, but <a href="http://www.owwm.com/" rel="nofollow">OWWM</a> is an awesome resource for rebuilding old tools.<br />
Very good work!<br />
I want one!!!<br />
I like it ! <br /> <br /> ^_^<br />

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