Restoring Old Woodworking Tools + Breast Drill

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Restoring Old Woodworking Tools + Breast Drill

It’s time to restore the vintage Stanley no. 741 Sweetheart breast drill.

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Link to part two of this video series: http://youtu.be/fsHTi1Ka6WA

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  • JACK SAUNDERS
    March 5, 2016

    Have you thought about using white vinegar to remove the rust on your restoration projects?  I never would have believed it if I hadn't tried it myself.  Vinegar removes rust and is easy on your skin.

  • Martin O'Malley
    March 5, 2016

    i have one of those its in very good condition it cost me about $2 i was dumbfounded when i picked it up and saw the price

  • TheAudiostud
    March 5, 2016

    I found a Skip Full of Tools like the Brace Drill, I knocked to speak to the Home Owner, but I got no answer so I went home to collect my car to collect the tools and leave a note, But! Would you believe in little under 10 minutes it took me, when I returned the Skip was gone!

  • Tango Papa 36
    March 5, 2016

    wasnt that a set screw on the pinion gear?

  • David Skallerud
    March 5, 2016

    Excellent point: Using the brass hammer. Thanks!

  • Christopher Eng
    March 5, 2016

    Paint the ring gear red.

  • Eero Laukkanen
    March 5, 2016

    Good job, nice toolbox! I would add just couple things in there: my grandfather and his 4 brothers, and their father, my great grandfather, they were famous group of builder in Finland, Lapland, they built more than 30 schoolbuildings, and some other big buildings, like small loghotel, and so on, all over Arctic Circle, Finland. At the times, they built, there was no powertools, maybe chainsaw in couple last years??, but anyway, I remember seeing this kind of wooden toolbox, and we still might have that at our summerplace, in storage, but if I remember right, there was side divider, which has holes in there, for drillbits, and pens. I thing it was either in a middle or in the other end?? But that would be a nice add into this box! If I remember, I might take a photo from if, next time I visit Finland, and put it here=) it was also long like yours, so big handsaws and long axe fit in there too. My grandfather and his brotherly group, they were famous about doing such neat, exact job, they mainly worked with loghouses, later wooden board structures, and always gave lifetime guarantee for their buildings!! Most of the buildings are still in there, and straight and upright=) Lots of tools, you are showing here, we still have in Finland, some of them with my brothers, and some of them in that toolbox. Also remember seeing Stanley names on them !

  • Keith McDevitt
    March 5, 2016

    great video, I like old tools myself.  I own a breast drill and use it frequently.  the breast  plate bolt looks relatively new, mine is very old and is short, thick and square headed.  my gear handle bolt is shouldered so that when loosened the handle can slide back and forth.  this changes the drill action as does changing the ring gears on the pinion.  also the lower handle is wood as is the crank handle.  my brother and I used reclaimed rail ties for landscaping timbers. he drilled with a 1/2 in electric with a spade and I used my breast drill.  he burnt up bit after bit till there was only one left and I finished drilling.  I handed him the sledge to drive the rebar pins.   he no longer laughs at my collection of old manual tools.  I made him wind up the extension cords too.  LOL  : )

  • bigpardner
    March 5, 2016

    I have a very similar old one out in the garage waiting for me to clean it up and paint it. I think it is a Millers Falls. They had the larger share of business with the smaller hand drills but these larger breast drills I'm not sure. Yours  appears to have a chuck like a bit brace designed for those bits whereas mine is a three jaw chuck designed for smaller cylindrical drills. The chuck housing is a heavy, one piece housing and, for the life of me, I have no idea how they got the jaws inside of it. It is like a ship in a bottle. Mine is minus the little level.

  • leslie white
    March 5, 2016

    I can just hear the modern joiner asking "Where do I plug it in?"

  • Thomas Craig
    March 5, 2016

    I like bare metal

  • Gearjunkie79
    March 5, 2016

    Coleman's military surplus has that drill and the large hand crank ones in awesome shape the large one is from the 2 war they are 24.99 the one like you have is out of stock but they got more coming  cant wait to get mine

  • Marijn Meuleman
    March 5, 2016

    green

  • Grant Haggard
    March 5, 2016

    Dear Wranglerstar I have also restored a breast drill and I got my for a whopping 15 dollars yes that's right It works great hope yoursn does too.

  • 738polarbear
    March 5, 2016

    Paint it the original colour orange.Other than that you did a great job.

  • Bob M. Tyranny Destroyer
    March 5, 2016

    I need to polish my breast drill! lmao

  • TigerWild
    March 5, 2016

    Blue

  • slim salha
    March 5, 2016

    i wouldn't paint it if i were you.

  • Remi David Koster
    March 5, 2016

    They already had nickelback in the days?

  • Urban Prepper
    March 6, 2016

    Oil all the gears becouse they WILL seize up if you dont