I am especially interested in the proper way to lubricate it. I also am intersted in how the original base functioned. Mine was obtained mounted on a surface plate- but I also got the base- which was much more beat up then the drill itself. The original base looks like it has a taper to take a peice to support the work to be drilled- but I have no Idea what it looked like to make a replacement- or know one if I ran across one. Can anyone post pictures of the base peice?
It is a very sturdy and well built drill.