Author Topic: You think Terry's sensitive drill press is small-Look at what I'm fixing to build  (Read 3670 times)


I've been following a YouTube maker in his model making and decided to give it a try.

IT's from PM Research Model Kits.


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I have been tempted to build all of the machines that they have available, but time is the controlling factor. Maybe I should buy the kits now so that I have them when I retire?

Looking forward to your build of this project!  Popcorn and appropriate adult beverage at the ready.


Making chips with old machines!


I know building one of their steam engines was fun.   At the time All I had was Sherline lathe and mill,   Made for some fun figuring things out. 
Although that might be about the right size equipment to make something like what you are doing.
Ken in SA TX

Jet 10x24 and Taiwan 10x24
Enco 30 mill
Sherline Lath and mill


Yeah, I'm not too sure about pushing a 1/8" tee slot cutter with my big mill!!!!  I'm not sure if I still have that fine touch feeding the cutter thru that piece of aluminum (pot metal).

Jake Parker

So................ ant updates?


So................ ant updates?

It is still in the box!!!  LOL!!! :) 

Too many other things got in the way!


I stumbled onto a small drill press a couple of months ago.  There's no manufacturers name on it other than a tag that says "Kimray, Inc." The only Kimray that is to be found is out of Oklahoma City, OK.  They are a manufacturer of liquid level controllers and instrumentation used in the oilfield and chemical industry.  So there's a good chance they built these to use in their manufacturing for drilling small holes.  I'm guessing these were built in the early 1970's.
If anyone might know something I don't know, please share.


I didn't get enough of the first one, So I bought another last week.