Millers Falls No. 2 hand drills built between 1929 and 1938 were
all based on a frame with reinforced spindle housing.
During this almost ten-year period, many details of this drill
changed. In the second part of 1930s the company began
manufacturing parts for this drill that later became a standard
on two-pinion drills introduced in 1938.
Some of those parts were wide crank plate and chef’s cap side
handle. The wooden handles were also built from different wood
species and finished in various ways.
One of these rare, almost experimental, wooden parts were made
in domestic hardwood, stained in red mahogany and finished with
thick layer of lacquer.
The drill presented here is one of these rare examples. All
handles are made in domestic hardwood and originally were
finished in red mahogany and lacquered.
The finish I use is different from the original. It is a Red