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    Anyway, I want to be able to (eventually) fit the...

    Anyway, I want to be able to (eventually) fit the sliding table extension WITH fence, to my saw.

    I could tap the offending 9/16" BSW holes out to 5/8" BSW - but with one being 12tpi and the other...
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    This is the sliding table off PK 1857. 494356...

    This is the sliding table off PK 1857.

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    Blue circles indicate 1/2" BSW (12 tpi) threaded holes;
    Red circles indicate 5/8" BSW (11 tpi) threaded holes; and
    Black arrows indicate preset...
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    The Pawl.

    :B I nearly forgot :B. Here are the photographs.

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    They're not very refined castings I'm afraid. Quite 'clunky' compared with the pawl on my Canadian Blower & Forge post...
  4. Thread: Wadkin RB Buzzer

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    Wadkin RV Buzzer - Corrections.

    Sometimes new information comes to hand - and proves you just plain WRONG :doh:.



    Not so. RV 105 was tested in 1954.



    I've found photos of five RV buzzers. They are:
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    Yes, it looks like you have the 11th PK made. ...

    Yes, it looks like you have the 11th PK made.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    A-pawlling.

    I haven't found that rivet - but a friend had a few 1/4" x 2" rivets that I could have.

    I have now riveted the new pawl to the original self-feed arm.

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    And I've touched up a...
  7. Thread: Dinner time.

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    A-huh - it was an armsadillo... Cheers, Vann.

    A-huh - it was an armsadillo...

    Cheers, Vann.
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    I recently obtained a copy of the test sheet for...

    I recently obtained a copy of the test sheet for another machine with a #105 serial number - PK 105 (test 5695, of 8th February, 1928).

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    And there's one little gem of information,...
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    Rb 994.

    And one more in the UK.

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    Fourth type of fence - full RD fence with handwheel. 3-spoke aluminium handwheels (4th type). Cast tag. Full size "Brookhirst" switchgear door....
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    Another RB.

    In my relentless (and no doubt fanatical) search for Wadkin buzzers, I found one in South Africa. With help from Colin62 I was able to get some photos from the seller.

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    Second type of...
  11. You NEED that White 'radial arm saw' - and so do...

    You NEED that White 'radial arm saw' - and so do I.

    They are just so... cool :cool:. I could watch the way the two arms travel through their arcs (all the time keeping the saw perfectly level) all...
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    Hidy Hole.

    On closer examination of mine, I find the small hole in that location is actually a 1/2" BSW tapped hole that was (until yesterday) full of gunk. So I too can screw in a handle like Jack does.
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    Jack's PK.

    I've just watched Jack Forsberg's great Youtube video on the Wadkin PK features.

    Using the picture of mine, I've marked up the holes in his:

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    Blue circles indicate 1/2" BSW (12 tpi)...
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    Wadkin PK Sliding Table.

    Hi PK owners out there. I have a query.

    But first some background. I bought my PK (PKA 800 of 1945) in 2015. It came with two mitres - and it soon became apparent it had some accessories from a...
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    Houghton Bunscreen.

    Houghton Bunscreen - love it!! I nearly fell off my seat laughing:roflmao:.

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    Piecing together bits from the vintage machinery site (and hoping that they got it right) it seems that Sagar...
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    I don't know if there is a library on this site....

    I don't know if there is a library on this site.

    Considering your thread title is nice and clear - why not put the images into this thread. That should make it easy to search.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    There are several ways you can go. I recommend...

    There are several ways you can go. I recommend the third (below) as minimum.:
    1 - A simple 3-phase switch will do the job - but is short on protection.
    2 - A DOL starter will add protection. It...
  18. Thread: Brace Fanatics

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    Whaaaaat? :o So you clamp to to your piece of...

    Whaaaaat? :o

    So you clamp to to your piece of timber, select the angle you want, select the speed you want, and crank away? I think I missed the self-feed.

    Marvelous, but a bit big to stick...
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    Cutter Guard.

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    There's something different about that guard support. The vertical rod looks right, including the square-head set screw to stop the rod dropping down too far. I'm not sure about the...
  20. Thread: Wadkin RB Buzzer

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    Wadkin RV Buzzer.

    With the order for the last batch of RB buzzers/surface planers/jointers being placed in 1953, and the last one completed and tested in 1955, the question of what replaced it comes to mind.

    Wadkin...
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    What!!! You're kidding me Matty. I've never heard...

    What!!! You're kidding me Matty. I've never heard of bolts before in a Wadkin cutterblock (mind, there's plenty I don't know about Wadkins :no:).

    Wadkin bolt heads are quite distintive. They...
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    Excuse my ignorance, but why is that "special...

    Excuse my ignorance, but why is that "special order"? Is it the ability to fit moulding cutters? I thought all Wadkin buzzer cutterblocks had that provision for moulding cutters.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    "toolporn" added - as when I typed it in as two words it got censored.

    Hi S&S.

    I think we need some toolporn - can you put up photos of your two machines please? Photos of the tags would be appreciated too.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    When I took the studs out of the head of my first...

    When I took the studs out of the head of my first Wadkin buzzer, I found they were 2" long, with 1" of thread (into the cutterblock), 1/8" un-threaded shoulder, then 7/8" thread (nut end). So...
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    I only want back what they cost me. I just dug...

    I only want back what they cost me. I just dug out the paperwork. They charged me $9.50 per stud, so with GST (15% over here) that's $10.925 each. $8.50 per nut, so $9.775 including GST. All NZD....
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    The latter. I wasn't confident either - and...

    The latter.

    I wasn't confident either - and procrastination is my 'go to' place when unsure - that's why I still don't have a working buzzer after ~4 years. But once I got into it, it went well.
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    Shiney Nuts.

    Hi S&S.

    The studs on my Wadkin RB had been abused and I wanted to replace them. The RB uses the same cutterblock design as the RD and RM, but shorter (9"). I wanted the new studs to be as similar...
  28. Thread: Wadkin RB Buzzer

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    Batch Match.

    The next thing is to match the known RBs to batches (including the two latest machines, RB 1016 & 1029).

    RB 105, test 4351, of Oct. 1926;
    RB 106, test 4355, of Oct. 1926 - New Zealand;
    RB 107,...
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    Batch List.

    Having another look at the Batch List.

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    The list does not go back to the start of production in 1926, but starts with order "#1257" at the beginning of 1938.

    Going by the note in red,...
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    And the Last.

    Having found the first Wadkin RB buzzers made, I was curious to find the last. I asked my contact and he came up with this batch list.

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    Which indicates that the final RB (from the batch...
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    New Meets Old.

    Maybe take the factory lot of steel duct and ditch the 300dia. section. That leaves you with 50 metres of 150 & 100 duct.

    Buy the new 200 metal spiral duct for the main trunk. Use the second-hand...
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    Hens Teeth.

    They're like hens teeth I'm afraid.

    If I can find time (when I do, the misses finds jobs to fill) I'll photograph and measure mine. At one time DSEL was looking to make a pattern to have some...
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    Lucky for me I don't have a problem with India,...

    Lucky for me I don't have a problem with India, Vietnam and Brazil. Not so happy with Indonesia (again - human rights abuses).

    I didn't want a cellphone in the first place, but after the...
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    Yes it's quite difficult. My cellphone is a...

    Yes it's quite difficult. My cellphone is a Samsung - which I assume is made in Korea (I didn't buy it so didn't research its source) otherwise my next one will have to be a Nokia (unless they're now...
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    I used to swear by Linbide bits. Made in New...

    I used to swear by Linbide bits. Made in New Zealand, a good range, and good quality (with decent sized chunks of carbide). But last time I went to buy some I found they have moved manufacturing to...
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    I'm not familiar with the BRA - I don't know if...

    I'm not familiar with the BRA - I don't know if it has provision for a riving knife. But if you're determined to use yours for ripping you could try making a riving knife yourself.

    Here's a sketch...
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    I'm still using the blade that came with my...

    I'm still using the blade that came with my Wadkin CK - 1" bore - positive rake :o.

    However when I bought additional blades for my SCMS - I couldn't get the bore I wanted (5/8" from memory) but...
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    Yes that'll do it (although you can swap any two...

    Yes that'll do it (although you can swap any two - red and blue, or red and yellow - which ever is most convenient).

    Edit: Oops, too late.

    Bodhan raises a good point too.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Yes, very easy fix. To reverse the direction...

    Yes, very easy fix.

    To reverse the direction of a 3-phase motor you simply swap over two of the three phase wires. So, for example, if the wires into the connection box on your saw (or at the plug...
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    Those BRAs are certainly a lot more versatile...

    Those BRAs are certainly a lot more versatile than my CK. Thank goodness I can't do some of those functions... :no:

    Cheers, vann.
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    :o:o:o Aaaargh!! Sacrilege. Thank goodness I...

    :o:o:o Aaaargh!! Sacrilege.

    Thank goodness I have a one man weekend warrior workshop - and aren't subject to that kind of PC sensibility. I hope they weren't Wadkins :no:.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    He does :;. Same with the Wadkin CC and CK....

    He does :;.

    Same with the Wadkin CC and CK. The hardened rods are jig drilled so they can be swapped side for side, turned end for end, or rotated 180 degrees - to even up wear.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    That's my understanding too. But we'll never know...

    That's my understanding too. But we'll never know for sure as most of the Wadkin-Bursgreen records went missing when the former Bursgreen factory in Durham closed. Luckily the Wadkin (Green Lane,...
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    CK 949 - in sunny Nelson.

    Hi Sparkyrock. Thanks for chiming in.

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    CK 949, test 24569, would date to 1945. Thanks for clarifying the Test Number (my best guess/decipher was 24668 :doh:).

    Some more pictures, stolen...
  45. Thread: Chisel Rescue

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    I see two of them have the square shape at the...

    I see two of them have the square shape at the bolster - usually the sign of a chisel made before quality went down the gurgler. Good save.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Yes, I was wondering which ones you were going to...

    Yes, I was wondering which ones you were going to call me :D.

    Night-shift this week. I just got out of bed for a midnight (1pm) snack - and email check.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Parts and Potential.

    Here are the parts I salvaged from that hunk-of-rust , former blacksmiths post drill:

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    - main frame;
    - flywheel;
    - flywheel gear;
    - feed wheel;
    - self-feed lever;
    - spindle gear;
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    Terminal Terminology.

    Yes Ian, but... I believe the term 'tote' traveled to the USA from Britain (way back when), and then died out in it's country of origin. So it is British :q. And what's more, using the term 'tote'...
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    Self-Feed Arm Repair.

    I veed out the front face and brazed it up again. I know I'm not supposed to do this, but I ground the brass to flush with the cast-iron top and bottom - and also on the front face but finished off...
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    I used to struggle with the term "lever cap"....

    I used to struggle with the term "lever cap". What about the ones that have a screw instead of a cam lever? Then I realized "lever' was referring to the whole cap being a lever, not the little cam...
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