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    Its suffered some damage with a cast lug being...

    Its suffered some damage with a cast lug being knocked off. On later pk's this is attached with a hinge bolted on.
    https://i.imgur.com/CxlkI3o.jpg
    I thought it would be safer to cut the pin then...
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    I've never done one with iron handwheels. I did...

    I've never done one with iron handwheels. I did one a while back that was missing its extension and just made one out of some nice hardwood and put a dovetail slot.
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    wadkin pk restoration

    I sold my beloved pk recently so to cheer myself up I bought another one. The old one had really big tables and took up a lot of room in my shed. This one is normal sized....
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    I've got the original tooling catalogue for the...

    I've got the original tooling catalogue for the WW, theirs no fancy gearing attachment but there is a lathe tailstock. Some of the tooling is labled LP.
    I picked up a catalogue with the king and...
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    I see the LQ has the additional rotary table. I...

    I see the LQ has the additional rotary table. I read in some wadkin literature that these had to be requested when ordering a machine and the factory would not retrofit them.
    That WW is thing of...
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    I like the extension for the crown guard support...

    I like the extension for the crown guard support on the pk
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    I just heated it with a blow torch, nothing fancy

    I just heated it with a blow torch, nothing fancy
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    Finished. I got some self adhesive neoprene for...

    Finished. I got some self adhesive neoprene for the wheel
    https://i.imgur.com/etB9psY.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/O98X0xx.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/jrqbt4B.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/Wux2p33.jpg?1...
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    I tried one of the kits from Caswell uk and found...

    I tried one of the kits from Caswell uk and found it a bit weak.
    A bit more done. This is the casting I dropped.
    https://i.imgur.com/8cjdO2i.jpg
    To keep it in place I glue it together...
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    I'm using a product from frost automotive. I...

    I'm using a product from frost automotive. I think its the same stuff you get in the little bottles of gun blue but you get a lot more for your money....
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    A bit more done. The motor back together sanded...

    A bit more done.
    The motor back together sanded and primed
    https://i.imgur.com/BBApuu0.jpg?1
    A box of bits ready for cleaning
    https://i.imgur.com/5T8JCMM.jpg?1
    A soak in that magic evaporust...
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    Sagar sander restoration

    I had the good fortune to visit an old foundry to buy a couple of machines recently. This is one of them. Its quite a nice little thing with a bobbin on the backside....
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    Hi Tyler, the nut required is 1/2" BSW. I thought...

    Hi Tyler, the nut required is 1/2" BSW. I thought I had an original spare but cant find it. The original is plastic with a brass nut in the centre
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    The colour is my usual 7011 from the same place I...

    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...
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    https://i.imgur.com/HEmj7Iq.jpg...

    https://i.imgur.com/HEmj7Iq.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/oCF2hSy.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/3AZSgkP.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/l7PQfcI.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/dxQcT1a.jpg?1...
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    There are times when you just have to give up and...

    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...
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    Bit more done https://i.imgur.com/OQHttC7.jpg?1...

    Bit more done
    https://i.imgur.com/OQHttC7.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/IihFZPJ.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/693WrrD.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/ZLvF6XG.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/TwuIRp1.jpg?1
    Its pretty...
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    A bit more done https://i.imgur.com/uBqSl5i.jpg...

    A bit more done
    https://i.imgur.com/uBqSl5i.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/msjBwYP.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Jf1ZWTW.jpg
    To align the table
    https://i.imgur.com/WvdJ6Yk.jpg...
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    This is the column the table rotates on and also...

    This is the column the table rotates on and also the raising gear
    https://i.imgur.com/QpyKTb1.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/zxGZ9mS.jpg
    Somewhere in their is a tapered pin that needs removing to allow...
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    That is very cool Rob, I cant wait till I get my...

    That is very cool Rob, I cant wait till I get my LP done, I picked up a load of old tooling a while back, I think some of it is off a miller as well
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    Vann so I suppose the LR was just a beefier...

    Vann so I suppose the LR was just a beefier version of the LP, a bit like the LS and the LU
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    The machine came with a load of tooling and clamps

    The machine came with a load of tooling and clamps
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    The mounting was done ok with no big holes in the...

    The mounting was done ok with no big holes in the door

    Heres a pic of the first version of the LQ, this one dates from around 1910
    https://i.imgur.com/Nq8dH6M.jpg
    I have the next machine after...
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    Wadkin LQ restoration

    Here we go again folks. This is a wadkin LQ recessor. I think this to be one of the most overlooked machines out their. They generally sell for peanuts and are really useful machines which can bore,...
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    Keep the popcorn bowl out, I'm starting an LQ...

    Keep the popcorn bowl out, I'm starting an LQ soon:D
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    Finished, well just about....

    Finished, well just about.
    https://i.imgur.com/S5JfB3q.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/SXGTuWe.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/xl15egh.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/2c0xNEs.jpg?1...
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    A bit more done, before it gets too heavy for my...

    A bit more done, before it gets too heavy for my roof joists, its time to put it on a decent reinforced pallet.
    https://i.imgur.com/sX3aiKu.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/hvcMwgd.jpg...
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    A bit more done, I got all the grey stuff sprayed...

    A bit more done, I got all the grey stuff sprayed with good results.
    https://i.imgur.com/xMOmBvV.jpg?1
    Except a couple of bits developed some fish eyes and this bit needs to be stripped and done...
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    My LP table is in a similar state so I was going...

    My LP table is in a similar state so I was going to do the same. I also picked up a rotary table to put on which should be fun
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    I've done cast iron handwheels before and it...

    I've done cast iron handwheels before and it takes a load more work to achieve a decent shine, its also hard to maintain
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    The guides are in pretty good shape, they just...

    The guides are in pretty good shape, they just need a clean
    https://i.imgur.com/0EW6JUt.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/egeJUN8.jpg?1
    I like to keep each section of a machine in its own box, it saves...
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    To remove the handles is pretty simple, the stub...

    To remove the handles is pretty simple, the stub is peened over.
    https://i.imgur.com/VnGabdi.jpg
    Just drill the top a bit
    https://i.imgur.com/Y7SBJnd.jpg?1
    Then bash it out with a drift...
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    Its pretty cold in the workshop which I don't...

    Its pretty cold in the workshop which I don't mind apart from my hands which hurt due to white finger. This is my solution a chicken brooding lamp.
    https://i.imgur.com/HwYoksS.jpg
    The blower nozzle...
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    A bit more progress. This has been well cared for...

    A bit more progress. This has been well cared for with only one green overpaint which was done really well.
    https://i.imgur.com/XX06lry.jpg
    Starting to prep for etch primer...
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    Wadkin MF restoration

    I've never done an MF chain and chisel morticer so thought people might like to see it be made all pretty.
    These things are pretty heavy lumps weighing in at 850kg
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  36. I had a thought has there ever been a wadkin tag...

    I had a thought has there ever been a wadkin tag with no mention of voltage etc but then I thought of coarse there are, my MJ's tag has pulley speed on:rolleyes:
    I got a really nice catalogue/book...
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    I picked up a bunch of original photos recently...

    I picked up a bunch of original photos recently and I thought you would like this one.

    https://i.imgur.com/oC8qWnk.jpg?1
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    These are the eccentric pins that hold the...

    These are the eccentric pins that hold the bearing for the sliding table. Two of them were missing so I asked that doubleboost of youtube to make a couple, which he kindly did. The one on the right...
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    A bit more done, it was only 5 degrees so not the...

    A bit more done, it was only 5 degrees so not the best weather to be spraying. Luckily this enamel is very forgiving and doesn't need perfect conditions for a decent finish. I did put the pieces...
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    To secure the fixing for bar I drilled and tapped...

    To secure the fixing for bar I drilled and tapped it.
    https://i.imgur.com/WCrF3AL.jpg
    Followed by a bit crow poo braze
    https://i.imgur.com/an6brJk.jpg?1
    A bit filler...
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    The paint shop couldn't do metallic enamel mix so...

    The paint shop couldn't do metallic enamel mix so I pinched this from my wifes craft supplies, I will check the make, It is water based enamel and went on surprisingly well
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    I had a rummage around my junk piles and found...

    I had a rummage around my junk piles and found these which I'm going to try and make into a crown guard and support.
    https://i.imgur.com/IQIOqKD.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/pUl6Vf6.jpg?1
    I'm copying...
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    Bit more done, the table is in pretty good...

    Bit more done, the table is in pretty good condition with no pitting just staining. the infill strip which is steel has some decent pits in it. My method for cleaning is Stanley blade, wire wheel,...
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    Time for a bit assembly....

    Time for a bit assembly.
    https://i.imgur.com/eUDqAyz.jpg
    I thought I'd better put it on a pallet before it gets too heavy for my block and tackle
    https://i.imgur.com/wHH7Gzo.jpg?1...
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    That's what I plan on doing, is it secured by the...

    That's what I plan on doing, is it secured by the original grub screw
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    more done, I'm pleased the motor was ok after...

    more done, I'm pleased the motor was ok after spending 4 years outside. Bearings in good shape so just flushed and repacked.
    https://i.imgur.com/J8F7NfW.jpg
    After much filling and sanding a few...
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    I might have some screws in my stash, I agree the...

    I might have some screws in my stash, I agree the screws look ground down, theirs not much meat on them. I need some of the plane bearings that are used for side to side play also. Does anyone watch...
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    Just a tad more, the screws that hold the filler...

    Just a tad more, the screws that hold the filler strip for the protractor groove were missing so it had lifted a bit with rust. After initial cleaning of the sliding table there are a few stains but...
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    Rusty bits wire wheeled and blackened...

    Rusty bits wire wheeled and blackened
    https://i.imgur.com/NJGnc98.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Xrsi8U1.jpg
    Now onto the slider, one of those hammer screwdrivers is invaluble for stuff like this....
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    More done, to remove he handle from the handwheel...

    More done, to remove he handle from the handwheel is pretty easy, just drill the peened over end a bit and knock it out.
    https://i.imgur.com/uRTN94s.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/mCXKWQJ.jpg?1
    The...
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