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    What does the other end of this bolt look like (where it runs in the slot in the column), please?

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    Its supposed to be ground on both sides of the threads to make it fit in the slot. Ive seen alot of times that people have tried to unscrew the bolt which ends up damaging the slot or they try to rotate the arm instead of releasing the base bolt.

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    The crown guard has suffered a bit



    Used silicon bronze wire in the mig



    This is part of the fence and just for the wadkin geeks, they were still using the fence of the PJ which was a 2O's machine on this 1941 machine.

    On the base it has a strip machined in it that slots into the dovetail slot in the table. On later versions these strips are removeable to change when worn.
    The strips on mine are quite worn and theirs a bit missing so I'm going to get them machined off and a slot put in to receive a strip that matches the table slot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    ...On the base it has a strip machined in it that slots into the dovetail slot in the table. On later versions these strips are removeable to change when worn.
    The strips on mine are quite worn and theirs a bit missing so I'm going to get them machined off and a slot put in to receive a strip that matches the table slot.

    Mine (PKA 800 of 1945) before...

    PKb.jpg

    and after...

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    This is the wire I use in the mig. It costs 4 times the normal stuff, I think its for welding dissimilar metals.

    The sliding table is pretty crusty


    But clean underneath

    It has hardened strips set into the casting where it rolls on the bearings

    To clean the rust off I removed the thick with scotchbrite and degreaser

    Then laid kitchen roll and soaked it with that magic deruster.


    Time to make stuff shiny



    Sanded to 1OOO grit then polished


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    This is the wire I use in the mig. It costs 4 times the normal stuff, I think its for welding dissimilar metals.

    The sliding table is pretty crusty


    But clean underneath

    It has hardened strips set into the casting where it rolls on the bearings

    To clean the rust off I removed the thick with scotchbrite and degreaser

    Then laid kitchen roll and soaked it with that magic deruster.


    Time to make stuff shiny



    Sanded to 1OOO grit then polished

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    The evaporust didn't work very well. The solution has maybe been used too much or it was too rusty.
    I reverted back to razor method





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    More shiny stuff.




    I remembered I'd got this nice little Brittool socket set from a car boot a few years ago, I always meant to clean it up a bit. So whilst I was chucking paint around.



    I took the base of the fence to that doubleboost guy. he lives quite close to me and he does some cracking work.
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    More progress






    I got the fence back from Mr Boost

    Heres the next part of the machine work
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    Lots of high build primer to level out the crown guard





    I've had some brass knurled nuts made, I think there pretty good for 6 each. I also found some new button oilers and flip top oilers and got some nice brass bar

    I picked up this britool socket set at a car boot for 5, 6 years ago, whilst I was painting I thought I would give it a spruce up wadkin styly


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    Interesting to see the serial number stamped into the table.

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    I've only seen that on one Wadkin - my 1926 9" buzzer - RB 116.

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    I'm very disappointed I couldn't find a serial number stamped on my other, tagless, RB - which I think dates to around 1945-46 .

    Your restoration is coming along very nicely.

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    My last pk had it stamped on the slider frame

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    Lettering turned out ok

    Did a bit fettling on the fence


    If you've ever used normal masking tape on a project and then frog tape you will never go back normal. It doesn't matter how long you leave it, it comes off really easily with no residue or having to scrape.

    I think the lens on my phone must of been smeared with schmoo, the picture looks a bit weird


    This is the locating pin for the motor, its a bit wonky so I will need to replace it

    Heres that Britool set cleaned up, I might get a wadkin logo for the lid


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    I got some new pins and made them pointy to help in guiding them into the holes in the motor. I still couldn't get the motor on its base, the side of the motor foot is machined and goes against a machined lip. The tolerances are really tight so I ended up bending another pin. Luckily I bought extra rod. In the end I got one pin in and put the other pin in from underneath.

    I got the frame that the sliding table runs on back together. not sure about the colour

    I got that nice Mr Boost bloke to plasma cut some washers which just needed cleaning up and a chamfer putting


    I got the crown guard finished


    I've been keeping this riving knife bracket which was made by Matt in Canada some time ago

    Also this brass nut he very kindly sent me


    I thought it would be easier setting up the riving knife brass of coarse whilst the table was off


    I got asked if I had any cool images that could be lazered onto a book cover. This image dates from 191O

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    ...I got the crown guard finished
    That crown guard is beautiful. You've done a great job on that. Mine is aluminium (not sure if it's original to my 1945 PK) so it just got painted grey with red lettering.

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    Yeah Great looking guard ! Nice picture of a nice guard too. Was that what came with saw or a found addition ? When were guards like this used ? Just on the early ones ?

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