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    Quote Originally Posted by jgforsberg View Post
    Vann's a "Waddy" through and through
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    If you think documenting PK changes is bad, you wait until you see my next evil undertaking (it might get me to Chief Waddie status). I'm considering a list of Wadkins by test number (not just confined to PKs, but anything and everything I can find).
    Well folks, here's my first cut - test number, followed by model & serial number, then country of residence...

    Pre-1937
    1313 - JY 107 (bobbin sander) Australia;
    2085 - ME 239 New Zealand;
    3197 - RS 133 New Zealand (RIP);
    4616 - PKA 266 UK;
    4713 - DH 163 (bandsaw) New Zealand;
    4818 - PL 105 (dimension saw) UK > USA
    5029 - RTA 148 UK;
    5391 - MN 133 - Canada;
    7671 - RS 115 UK;

    1937
    8446 - MJ 413 UK;
    9067 - PKA 390 Australia;
    9335 - RBA 183 (buzzer) UK;

    1938
    9650 - PKA 405 Australia;
    9783 - PKA 412 - UK.

    1939
    11455 - CC 1059 - New Zealand;

    1940
    14594 - PKA 554 - Ireland;
    15111 - RDA 441 (buzzer) Australia;

    1941
    17392 - PKA 613 - UK;

    1942
    18695 - PKA 643 - New Zealand;

    1944
    22583 - PKA 725 - Scotland > Canada;

    1945
    24671 - PKA 785 - Australia;
    25031 - PKA 800 - New Zealand;
    27390 - MA 563 UK;

    1946
    26657 - LQA 415 - USA;
    26763 - MG 699 - New Zealand;

    1947
    29157 - PKA 969 - UK;

    1948
    30253 - PKA 994 - UK;
    31145 - RD 694 - New Zealand;

    1949
    35284 - RE 668 (thicknesser) - Canada;

    1950
    35723 - PK 1202 - UK;
    35898 - RR 142 (buzzer) - New Zealand;
    36021 - RTA 339 - New Zealand;
    36376 - RT 357 - New Zealand;
    36408 - RE 705 (thicknesser) - New Zealand;
    36554 - PK 1231 - UK;
    36572 - PKF 108 - Canada;
    37023 - PK 1271 - USA;
    37264 - PK 1277 - Australia;
    37727 - CQ 237 - Australia;
    38139 - MG 987 - New Zealand;
    38305 - SQ 319 - New Zealand;
    38458 - FD 799 (five head moulder) New Zealand;

    1951
    38946 - CC 2388 - New Zealand;
    40404 - RTA 405 - UK;
    41145 - RTA 380 - New Zealand;
    41376 - RM 2039 - Canada;

    1952
    41587 - SP 610 - Australia;
    41689 - PK 1437 - Canada;
    420256 - PK 1445 - Canada;
    42461 - PK 1451 - Canada;
    42578 - RS 1291 (wood lathe) - Canada;
    42825 - RR 299 (buzzer) - New Zealand;

    1953
    45347 - LQ 674 - New Zealand;
    46020 - RS 1415 (wood lathe) - Canada;
    46212 - JY 498 (bobbin sander) - Canada;
    46284 - NQ 312-S - Canada?;

    1954
    48966 - LM 1266 - UK;
    49379 - PK 1702 - Canada;
    49784 - PK 1718 - Canada;
    50585 - FD 1125 - Canada?

    1955
    50716 - PK 1754 - New Zealand;
    51434 - PK 1778 - Canada > USA;

    1956
    53723 - PK 1863 - Canada;
    53792 - RK 282 (thicknesser) USA;
    54256 - PK 1882 - USA;
    54421 - PK 1887 - UK;
    54425 - PK 1892 - Australia;
    54477 - PK 1899 - Canada > USA;
    54478 - PK 1900 - UK;
    54521 - RM 2817 - New Zealand;
    54580 - JY 569 (bobbin sander) - Canada;
    54581 - CC 3253 (RAS) - Canada;
    55049 - PK 1947 - Australia;
    55228 - LQ 865 - Canada;
    55670 - PK 1975 - Canada;
    55676 - PK 1982 - UK;

    I've stopped at 1956 at this time, as that's when Wadkin and Bursgreen got together and the waters begin to muddy (although I could probably go to 1960 without problems).

    I'll add more as they come to my attention. Feel free to contribute.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    thanks Vann were pleased7272088.jpg
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    Jack, I see you got a nice mention in the latest Furniture and Cabinetmaking UK magazine.

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    Vann you seem to be in quite a sorry state with this condition but there is a cure!!

    It may sound a bit New Age or even Eastern Esoteric but this is what you do.
    Stand in front of your Wadkin altar and breathe calmly.
    Three prostations to the pictures of Green Lanes, 3 to the Wadkin Temple in the Great White Northern Land.
    Sit down at your altar, gaze with unwavering focus at your various favourite Wadkin images and chant.

    "Robinson, Sagar, Stenner, Cooksley, Haigh, Wilson, Dominion, White, Ransome and Pickles" a minimum of a thousand times while keeping count on your rosary of coloured beads (any colour but grey) and then relax into the tranquil state of mind that is free from the daily fixation of wadkin.

    With persistence this daily practice will free you from your deluded state of mind.

    Have fun,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allison74 View Post
    ...and chant. "Robinson, Sagar, Stenner, Cooksley, Haigh, Wilson, Dominion, White, Ransome and Pickles a minimum of a thousand times...
    If I chant "Robinson, Wadkin, Sagar, Wadkin, Stenner, Wadkin, Cooksley, Wadkin, Haigh, Wadkin, Wilson, Wadkin, Dominion, Wadkin, White, Wadkin, Ransome, Wadkin and Chutney" then I only have to repeat 500 times, right?

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allison74 View Post
    Stand in front of your Wadkin altar and breathe calmly.
    Three prostations to the pictures of Green Lanes, 3 to the Wadkin Temple in the Great White Northern Land.
    Sit down at your altar, gaze with unwavering focus at your various favourite Wadkin images and chant.
    Alli
    Some Aussies I know have made the pilgrimage to the great wadkin temple in the north to visit the mystical high priest.
    I have heard great things, some returning down under in a now zen state claiming to have achieved perfect enlightenment.
    I hope too to make the journey one day ....

    Melbourne Matty.

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    You don't know the half of it Matty.
    You drive down the street and there across a round about is a single story bit of suburbia.
    Its the right address but it just doesn't look like Wadkin in the land of Joe.
    Turn right around the traffic circle and what's that framing the double garage doors?
    A pair of mortisers and in the middle a long lathe bed, to its left under a silver wrapping a DR36.
    Edit... There's also an RD16 out there.
    I won't bore you with what's inside you'll have to get a bait from our Guru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.S.Barker1970 View Post
    Some Aussies I know have made the pilgrimage to the great wadkin temple in the north to visit the mystical high priest.
    I have heard great things, some returning down under in a now zen state claiming to have achieved perfect enlightenment.
    I hope too to make the journey one day ....

    Melbourne Matty.
    I think it's all rather fun. Henry's been and now one of your oldest students Matty . Tony Martin is taking his belated journeyman pilgrimage across North America and it was a delight to share the craft with him and meet another Auzzie . You trained him well . The temple doors are never locked . Just walk right in and join in the chant :::::::::::"Only pickles are green"
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    Quote Originally Posted by clear out View Post
    You don't know the half of it Matty.
    You drive down the street and there across a round about is a single story bit of suburbia.
    Its the right address but it just doesn't look like Wadkin in the land of Joe.
    Turn right around the traffic circle and what's that framing the double garage doors?
    A pair of mortisers and in the middle a long lathe bed, to its left under a silver wrapping a DR36.
    Edit... There's also an RD16 out there.
    I won't bore you with what's inside you'll have to get a bait from our Guru.
    H.
    Ah,
    the perfect acolyte.
    So stunned by the aura of the temple that all he beholds become godlike in his mind.
    A mere DR30 becomes a DR36, the pinnacle of bandsaws in his fevered imagination.
    The mortiser is a Stenner but such is the hold upon his imagination that he sees such quality and thinks it must be one of the hallowed Wadkins!

    Such is the sad slippery path of the acolyte!

    Pickles were always only grey. Wadkins turned green with envy!!

    Have fun,
    Alli
    (the owner of the biggest Wadkin of any colour in town!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    If I chant "Robinson, Wadkin, Sagar, Wadkin, Stenner, Wadkin, Cooksley, Wadkin, Haigh, Wadkin, Wilson, Wadkin, Dominion, Wadkin, White, Wadkin, Ransome, Wadkin and Chutney" then I only have to repeat 500 times, right?

    Cheers, Vann.
    Sorry but that would just compound the problem.
    In that case it would require a minimum of 2000 times a session and 2 sessions a day. Once before entering the workshop and again at the end of the working day to overcome the problem.

    Have fun,
    Alli

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiroller View Post
    Jack, I see you got a nice mention in the latest Furniture and Cabinetmaking UK magazine.
    If you're talking about the article on Karin Mcbride ( Queen of the temple )written by Brian Green I haven't seen it yet. The magazines is not out yet here and it's pretty thin on the ground in Canada.
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    Just as well this is a fun thread (except for Vanns excellent info) as I have completely lost everyone I think.
    I was referring to my recent visit to Raymond's place up in Queensland not Jacks over in Canada.
    By the way I prefer any colour than grey, I served my time at a naval dockyard and everything was grey.
    So put me in Ali and Dennis's green camp for now.
    H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgforsberg View Post
    If you're talking about the article on Karin Mcbride ( Queen of the temple )written by Brian Green I haven't seen it yet. The magazines is not out yet here and it's pretty thin on the ground in Canada.
    Yes, that's the one. I get digital magazines now. No delays and much easier to store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clear out View Post
    Just as well this is a fun thread (except for Vanns excellent info) as I have completely lost everyone I think.
    I was referring to my recent visit to Raymond's place up in Queensland not Jacks over in Canada.
    By the way I prefer any colour than grey, I served my time at a naval dockyard and everything was grey.
    So put me in Ali and Dennis's green camp for now.
    H.
    Hi Henry,
    I think you're wrong. We have to be serious about this.
    We either encourage and support the Cult of Wadkin so that the true followers will only buy Wadkins and leave all the other good stuff alone for the rest of us mere mortals.
    Or
    We break them of their habit and get them all chasing the other stuff and that leaves the Wadkins for us.

    There can be no half measures in this, it's a war of values.
    Not those nebulous ethical principles etc but strictly monetary values. When the acolytes drive the prices up so that a rusty lathe goes for over $2000 and then the Chief Priest intones that it's cheap because in the Great White Northern Land they sell for $6000 then the rest of us have to act to save our bottom feeder approach to the old machine market. It's truly a clash of ideologies being waged across the globe.

    Vann is a perfect example. He started out a nice "normal" guy, bought an old Preston bandsaw, it came from a totally Wadkin free shop. Then slowly it happened. First the PK virus and then when that has taken hold and riddled his poor soul he has slipped into such a parlous state that there has to be doubt about his future. Sitting in a darkened room trapped by a glowing screen typing endless lists of numbers, dates and acronyms!
    My heart goes out to such lost souls


    Navy - "Paint everything grey"
    Army _ "Paint everything green"

    So maybe a nice blue or black with red or gold highlights


    Have fun,
    Alli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allison74 View Post
    Vann is a perfect example. He started out a nice "normal" guy...
    Never !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Allson74
    Sitting in a darkened room trapped by a glowing screen typing endless lists of numbers, dates and acronyms!
    Three more to add:
    11454 - RU 161 (lathe) - UK;
    37564 - RS 1126 - UK;
    51952 - RTA 440 - UK.
    (I'll add these to the main list in due course)

    Quote Originally Posted by Allison74
    Navy - "Paint everything grey"
    Army - "Paint everything green"
    Airforce - "Paint everything white"?

    Cheers, Vann.
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