My Latest Treasure

by Rick
(Columbus, Ga)

A lady I work with gave me a Walker Turner Model 1100 drill press, sn11-3820. It's kind of unusual as it came out of a bowling alley & was used for drilling balls. It came with a couple of dozen taper fit bowling ball drill bits, so it doesn't have a chuck. It also came with a fancy jig used to clamp the balls at the correct angle.

It runs very smoothly & quietly despite having sat in her yard for some period of time.

I believe I may have broken one of the gears that raises and lowers the head. It seemed to work smoothly until I tried to lower it all the way down. I dissected the small gear box & found a broken gear tooth , but not really sure if I did it or not. I wasn't forcing it, just spraying wd-40 on the upright shaft & running the head up & down.

Is there a source for these sorts of things? How do you spec gears, number of teeth/diameter...?

This is the biggest 'benchtop' drill press I've ever seen.

Thanks, Rick

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