I am going to have to drive the pin out and break it open to fix it... for another day.
It is currently stuck in the hi speed gear (outer gear on gear wheel) and is purring along.
Meanwhile the frame look pretty bare now, so may as well repaint it.
Had some glossy black rust paint and a red rust paint that look like a pretty close match to MF red.
Currently drying after its second red and black coats.
Screw the handle partly on to help balance the tool
First coat the nite before
Looking at it and the others I took out the other day for a size comparison.
The ones I got out the other day.
T to B
MF No 1, 5, 2, 1980, 12
I decided that they looked pretty bleak and should be repainted
Starting with the number 2
Pictured as found, was previously cleaned and de rusted.
Not much red survived, what was left was washed out.
Comparison of repaint No 1980 wheel and No 2.
You can see some big bare spots on the frame also.
Of course could not stop there, since I already had the paint and brushes out :-)
No 1 was next. I long resisted painting it cause it is a rather not found often specimen (had a very short production years 1878-1880)
She got water damages in storage and had to de-rusted and cleaned again, frame is pretty bare, and need protection. I strike a balance on this one. Frame got repainted black, gear wheel did not, it still has most of its original paint for references.
No 1 as found, frame was pretty bare to start with.
No 5 as found
This No 5 had a good paint surface on the gear wheel so I left it alone
Again as a reference.
I may try touching up the other side to see how close of a color match I have
Of course after watching Ralph work on his MF 85, I got inspired and carried away...slightly.
The number 12 breast drill (the bottom one a previous pic) required green rust paint, which I do not have for the gear wheel. Later models switched to the familiar red.
All four are now cooking, as Ralph would say :-)
The crime scene as left
All 4 gear wheels.
The No 1 and No 5 (smallest wheels)
still have their original finishes
Looking at those 4 hand drills they span from the No 1A (1878-1880), the No 2 (1917-1928), the no 5 (1925-1930), the No 1980 (1925-1930) Except for the No 1A which had a short production years, the others dates are the period my specimens dated from, not their production years.
So now as I watch the paint dry with my goofie face on, I been told that congratulation, I now have my first pajama work shirt. There is a spot of red on it. I'm sure there are a few black ones too but they don't show on a black shirt. Oups busted! I thought no point waiting to get change this AM, I'll just be careful ... Famous last words :-)
Its been quite a few hours, I'm long out of my jammies and trying to resist the urge to scrape some paint off :-)
Bob, with a growing work clothes wardrobe.
Apparently I am due to purge my closet :-)