Reading about Millers Falls and
Goodell-Pratt Hand Drills
Some emails I received recently...
August 18, 2018
Wiktor you out do yourself.
The hand drill looks like it came out of a factory sealed
box. Thank you so much for your craft and care that went
into the drill. Well worth the wait.
R. C. F.
Thank you so much for your incredible work on my drill. I
received it last week, and have been admiring it ever since.
It is such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that my wife
wants to display it! But it deserves the dignity of
accomplishing the work for which it was painstakingly
restored: drilling. So, I assure you that it will be
put to careful, but good use.
I have what I think is a 5 1/2 Goodell-Pratt hand drill.
I did some basic cleaning.
I bought it because it looked like a work of art.
Here is the reality:
The main wood handle is great but is stripped of its
threads. The 2 speed knob does not turn. The chuck springs are shot.
After seeing your work and especially the 5 1/2 you restored
I would like you to restore mine. Can you give me a
ball park price?
You responded to a thread I started on SMC a while back.
Since then I caught the bug and now have about 10 drills.
There is not many places around here to hunt for them so I
have been keeping an eye on eBay. I do use them on occasion
and find them, in some cases, better than grabbing a power
or battery operated drill.
Thanks, Michael Hinkel
Apache Junction, AZ