Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The ICBMs - Part II

Jonathan at the Alaska Woodworker recieved the Inter Continental Boring Machines that I sent him a while back.

I had these laying around for a few years waiting for me to figure out how to get them working.

It took him about five minutes.

Check out his post!

A photo of one of the working ICBMs from the Alaska Woodworker blog.


  1. I've always wanted on of these. I've also seen them on ebay and very nearly purchased one not long ago but decided against it because it needed more work than I was willing to put into it. I wish there was more information about restoring machines such as these, but maybe it is one of those situations where you just pick one up and start tinkering.

    1. Hi Bill,

      The good news is these machines aren't all that complicated. There are a couple of write ups in different spots on the internet for fixing up egg-beater drills. These just have some bigger parts.

      At least that's how I talked myself into buying them. :o)

  2. Well, it was a bit more than 5 minutes! That one was an easy fix. I'm still pondering how to make a table. Thanks again

    1. I don't think the original was very big, maybe a couple inches across. That means the standards are low to start with.

      If you make a wooden one, it is replaceable and won't mess up any drill bits.