1930s Thor Gun Drill [Restoration]
The restoration of this 1930s pneumatic Thor gun-style drill made by the Independent Pneumatic Tool Co. was not supposed to happen.
When my basement flooded this tool was exposed to enough water to make it rust. Luckily, the tool is mostly aluminum, so not too many parts were affected.
I decided to use rust remover and sand-blasting to make sure all parts were de-rusted. I gave everything a decent polish, even the brass name plate. I am fairly sure the drill used grease instead of oil, but I decided that oil would be enough for the use it's going to get.
The drill runs very well now and makes noises like a jet-engine and R2-D2 had some fun. I chose to let you all hear the drill without any sound editing.
I'd like to thank Evapo-Rust for sponsoring this video. The drill needed a good soak as I couldn't reach all the steel parts!
This seems close to the original patent: http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=01099392&IDKey=AC24BCA13C42%0D%0A&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO2%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526p%3D11%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsearch-bool.html%2526r%3D539%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526co1%3DAND%2526d%3DPALL%2526s1%3D19140609.PD.%2526OS%3DISD%2F6%2F9%2F1914%2526RS%3DISD%2F6%2F9%2F1914
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