Tag Archives: M C Gooding

Fixing my hand pillar drill – Part 2

Following on from Part 1. I needed three small compression springs to replace the missing ones from the chuck. The holes in the chuck jaws are just over 4mm in diameter, but I wasn’t sure how long or springy the … Continue reading

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Fixing my hand pillar drill – Part 1

I bought a hand powered pillar drill at a car boot sale for £4 earlier today. The chuck was stuck fully closed and I couldn’t figure out how (or indeed if) the advance mechanism worked, but I figured it would … Continue reading

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Car booty – 05/05/2013

Today we were planning to go to the Sayers Common car boot sale, which doesn’t open for buyers until 10am. By some miraculous accident we were ready to go long before that, so we decided that rather than killing an … Continue reading

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