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    Ooooh... Tricky! Can you try heat on the main shaft and liquid CO2 on the MT4? Another possibility would be some of the modern rust releasing agents probably also in conjunction with heat at some point. I would have imagined that there is a slot somewhere that a drift could be inserted as you would do if this was on a drill press, but as you have not mentioned that, perhaps not.

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    Yeah like Paul says with cooling then more heat around the outside . Added to that you could make or get a MT4 stub and fit it , screw it in from the side . To the end of that is welded a loop or hook . You put a puller on the end of that . The type that is basically a weight sliding up and down on a rod or tube that has a welded stop at the far end . It acts like a hammer pulling directly on the end of your stub . I forget the name for them , slide puller ? Slide hammer ? They make little ones for pulling dents in panels . With a welder and some scrap you can build a strong one . Rob 4D8D26C9-BD82-4709-926A-307F120D8EB7.jpg

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    A bit more done



    To align the table


    Adjustable strip for taking up wear

    primer then more filler

    The main table


    The top is in pretty good shape with very little abuse

    After initial cleaning with Stanley blade and wire wheel, I will give it its final finish when its installed


    The morse taper adapter is not going well. I broke my engineers vise trying to remove it. I tried drilling all the way through the adapter where the grub screw was, inserted a rod and then using masonary chisels which have long tapers. Still no joy.
    On a lighter side Mr&Mrs Black bird are back for the 4th year. This nest wasn't there the night before and then at 7:30 am they'd built it. The chicks make a mess pooping up the wall but its worth it.

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    Bit more done





    Its pretty nice to have a few hold downs

    And a bunch of scary stuff


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    There are times when you just have to give up and give the item o the big boys to sought out. After god knows how many hours I spent trying to get the adapter out of the spindle, I took it to a local engineering place. They put it in a lathe and bored it out. They said it still wouldn't come out until there was a thin sliver left. The best 20 I ever spent, I wish I'd done it weeks ago and saved 15hrs of trying to get it out.


    The surface had suffered a bit with my attempts at removing the adapter so I put in in the lathe and gave it a skim.



    The keyless chuck came out nice after a night in evaporust and a wire wheel

    The head was fun putting back onto the main casting

    The spindle assembly was a bit easier, I used the table to lift it into the housing




    The hold downs were blackened with frosts blackening solution

    Im quite liking the blackened look





    A little update on mamma blackbird, 3 chicks hatched this morning

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    Fabulous Wallace

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    Brilliant work Mark, you'd have to be pleased with the way the old lady has come up.

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    Thanks, Wallace! A grand restoration of a beautiful piece of machinery. Wadkin would be proud of you.



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    Another Masterclass in restoration!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    What a nice looking machine Mark !! Great restoration .
    It looks like a ton of work . Puts me off taking my one apart unless I really had to.
    What have you done with the colour ? Edit , Or is it the pictures doing that?
    Gone the earlier Wadkin darker grey with the darker than your band saw look ?
    Or is it something close ,off the shelf product?
    Its great being able to see the two together.
    It looks very good ! I love the darker look .

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    Awesome job!

    you should take a few photos to your engineering shop to show them the outcome of their efforts!

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    Default Colour.

    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    ...This one dates from 1950
    Quote Originally Posted by auscab View Post
    ...What have you done with the colour ? Edit , Or is it the pictures doing that?
    Gone the earlier Wadkin darker grey with the darker than your band saw look ?
    Or is it something close ,off the shelf product?
    Its great being able to see the two together.
    It looks very good ! I love the darker look .
    Being a 1950 machine, lighter grey to RAL 7011 would be correct. I think it's the pikkies not showing the colour correctly. I can't imagine Wallace getting that wrong - unless the client has asked for something else.

    At least this one appears to be the lighter grey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscab View Post
    What a nice looking machine Mark !! Great restoration . It looks like a ton of work . Puts me off taking my one apart unless I really had to. What have you done with the colour ? Edit , Or is it the pictures doing that? Gone the earlier Wadkin darker grey with the darker than your band saw look ? Or is it something close ,off the shelf product? Its great being able to see the two together. It looks very good ! I love the darker look . Rob
    The colour is my usual 7011 from the same place I have always used, I do think the colour changes over time. The bandsaw was done about 4 years ago and is pretty mucky, plus when you see them together in the pic the shop door is open with natural light shining on the LQ and the DR is in shade so that might affect the pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    The colour is my usual 7011 from the same place I have always used
    I was fooled by the lighting Mark . Amazing how it effects pictures. It looks very nice any way.

    Rob

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