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    More from New Zealand.

    Seven more CK saws, two recently found on Trademe.

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    An updated list of known CK saws:

    CK 349 (test 5637 of 1936) - New Zealand -...
  2. Also left out Smith as well as Haigh... ...

    Also left out Smith as well as Haigh...

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Welcome. I use a hand cranked grinder for all...

    Welcome.

    I use a hand cranked grinder for all chisel and plane iron grinding. I used to get blued corners from the powered grinder - no matter how careful I thought I was being. Now cured.
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    And Some More Progress - Pt.7

    I knew wallace would complete his LP before I completed mine. He's just too organised :;.

    I've kind of stalled on the LP again, so I'm tinkering with odds and sods while I think about options.

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  5. Huh, I have no idea how to even put up a photo...

    Huh, I have no idea how to even put up a photo from my phone :B. But I can do it from the computer easily - here you go.

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    I just looked up the records of the workshop where I did my...
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    Thanks to new info sourced by wallace we can now...

    Thanks to new info sourced by wallace we can now date that PK to 1950.


    No flies on me auscab (even if you can see where they've been :;). Actually, I am a bit behind, with four more PK saws to...
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    Woodlogic should be able to help you with that....

    Woodlogic should be able to help you with that. He's imported several old Wadkins.

    Over here, I've not seen one sell for $200 (usually $150-$190) but it's possible one or two may have slipped...
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, in...

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, in Australia the Wadkin CK seems to be rarer than the Wadkin PK - while being common on this side of the Ditch (see the thread "Wadkin CK Anyone?").
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    I don't know much about them. Dyco was based in...

    I don't know much about them. Dyco was based in Auckland and I believe there was some tie in with Masport (Mason and Porter) who had a foundry.
    I believe the "Superfine" was a top of the line...
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    Sorry Ian, but with respect, I disagree. The...

    Sorry Ian, but with respect, I disagree.

    The very common English made Stanley eggbeater comes in two models: the No.805, which has a single driven pinion (like this Millers Falls); while the...
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    None really. Cheers Vann.

    None really.

    Cheers Vann.
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    It's a lovely old USA Stanley. But with a repair...

    It's a lovely old USA Stanley. But with a repair it has little or no collector value. I don't know what the online auctions are like over there, but over here (NZ) I don't think a replacement base of...
  13. Thread: Record Clones.

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    Record Clones.

    From the thread "Lets see your eggbeater drills"


    Late last year I bought a bunch of tools on Trademe.

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    I wanted the dies, but included with the auction were three pipe clamps - and a...
  14. On the other hand, don't get a freight moving...

    On the other hand, don't get a freight moving firm to shift it for you, unless you can fix whatever they break (because they will break something!!).

    Cheers Vann.
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    I can't help you there. Your photos so far barely...

    I can't help you there. Your photos so far barely show the area where the "LRRCW" should be - but also, mine is a later model with the idler pinion.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    I don't. I could have a look see if I could find...

    I don't. I could have a look see if I could find a suitable set screw (it wouldn't be an original Millers Falls part - but if it's a standard American thread then chances are a BSW thread would fit -...
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    Very nice. And good value at 50p. Looks like a...

    Very nice. And good value at 50p.

    Looks like a Millers Falls No.2 - from 1907 to 1929 (they were made from 1894 to 1957). I hope you can find a suitable screw for the crank handle (without having...
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    Hi. I don't know that I can help with the...

    Hi.

    I don't know that I can help with the sale, but maybe it's one of these?

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    J. A. Fay & Co. - Publication Reprints - Patent Labor Saving Wood Working Machinery Part 10 |...
  19. That is one loverly olde bandsaw. I can't pick...

    That is one loverly olde bandsaw. I can't pick the brand 'though I've seen saws like that (2nd photo) before.

    Can't help with moving it, but echo what others have said - take the table off before...
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    Love it wallace. What a fantastic job :! I'd...

    Love it wallace. What a fantastic job :!

    I'd like to see how the table rotates, as that's one feature I don't have on mine.

    I was looking at electricals for mine, and thought an On/Off switch...
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    The motor runs at 940 rpm which, I think, makes...

    The motor runs at 940 rpm which, I think, makes it 6 pole.

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    It would have originally been located at the base of the machine...

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    ... but some previous owner had slung it up...
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    Stanley Bedrocks were only ever made in USA....

    Stanley Bedrocks were only ever made in USA. Stanley USA stopped making Bedrock planes just 6 years after starting up in England, so I guess it wasn't worth setting up to do a...
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    Yes, without doubt. It looks to me that the...

    Yes, without doubt.

    It looks to me that the main casting is type 5, type 6 or type 6a (kindly note these 'types' bear no relationship to the Stanley Bailey types) dating it anywhere from 1911 to...
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    And Some More Progress - Pt.6

    I reattached the rack and, with the help of my daughter, carried the table to the machine and slid it on (with just a small fight). It took a bit to tighten the gib as the locking nut on the central...
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    And Some More Progress - Pt.5.

    It's not often I get to stick to schedule, but I got it cleaned up. Then on Thursday I applied a second coat of enamel.

    My philosophy on finish is very different to wallace. He does a beautiful...
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    Wow, that motor looks fantastic. 467638 I'm...

    Wow, that motor looks fantastic.

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    I'm afraid my "temporary" motor could never look that good

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    Although the original motor (if I ever get around to fitting it :roll:) might scrub...
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    And Some More Progress - Pt.4

    Thanks gentlemen.

    I did remember to check that. When I did I found it had just the right number of turns (and I've just been out to check it's still right after been put back on for the third...
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    And Some More Progress - Pt.3.

    The next part of the table could now be fitted. That's the 'transverse motion" ('Y' motion) section. I pulled it out of storage, removed some minor surface rust and applied a coating of oil, then I...
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    And Some More Progress - Pt.2

    Next job was to install the spindle assembly.

    It went is easily (after yesterday's dry run), but there were no spare hands to take photos until the two pivot bolts, through the yoke, were in.
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    And Some More Progress - Pt.1

    The weather failed to deteriorate, and I got some time in. I didn't expect to make any progress today - just to figure out the next step.

    But when I dug out this photo (from 2018), I realised I...
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    Some More Progress.

    Success!

    This is how it looked when I threw open the garage/workshop door this morning.

    467298 Foot pedal pivot area was primed yesterday afternoon.

    There was a little surface rust to...
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    I'm a bit slow sometimes... 467254 Wallace's...

    I'm a bit slow sometimes...

    467254 Wallace's photo.


    I hadn't clicked as to where those two tapered pins were :doh:.

    Mine had a single taper pin. There was also a screw hole in the front...
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    Hi wallace. I had a look at the top of yours. ...

    Hi wallace. I had a look at the top of yours.

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    The top of the main casting on mine is a little different.

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    There was no screw holding the top pulley on. The sleeve the...
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    Some Progress at Last.

    Spurred on, partly by wallace refurbishing his LP, and partly because SWMBO is complaining about the amount of space the parts are taking up, I've decided to try to progress my LP a little. It's been...
  35. While my previous reply, stating Derek was wrong,...

    While my previous reply, stating Derek was wrong, was tongue in check - I've since re-read the thread and note that Derek IS wrong. Derek's North Bros No. 1630A is a single-speed drill.

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    I can't speak for the first two, but Derek is wrong about the third :;.

    The third of the best drills is the bigger brother of North Bros. Yankee 1530 - the North Bros. Yankee 1545.

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  37. While I hate to say anything nice about Stanley -...

    While I hate to say anything nice about Stanley - their No.803 eggbeater drill is a good little unit - and quite common.

    Originally made by JA Chapman, they were rebadged after Stanley bought out...
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    Also significantly harder than those in New...

    Also significantly harder than those in New Zealand. I believe Aussies take the meaning of "HARDwood" to a whole new level.

    Cheers, Vann.
  39. My first blacksmiths post drill is/was a Dawn...

    My first blacksmiths post drill is/was a Dawn No.611. I was surprised at just how small it actually is.

    Sometimes the biggest problem is finding some wall space in a convenient location.
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  40. Thread: An Old Starling

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    Thanks for the helpful replies. We've...

    Thanks for the helpful replies.


    We've decided on International (formerly Epiglass) Epifill to fill multiple defects, including replacing about 50% of the holes left by failing putty over the...
  41. Thread: polli publicity

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    Wow. So close and I'll bet so worrying. A week...

    Wow. So close and I'll bet so worrying.

    A week ago we were listening to news broadcasts about your fires, while being rained on here. Would have happily sent those clouds back across the Tasman.
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    That plane looks very nice. I believe metal...

    That plane looks very nice.

    I believe metal plow/combi-plane cutters (Stanley, Record, et al.) should be sharpened at 35 degrees. I have no idea what's recommended for ye olde wooden varieties. I...
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    Over here he'd be dead by now, but maybe not for...

    Over here he'd be dead by now, but maybe not for pie filling. We used to catch around two a week in the bush at the back of our property. We would take them to a neighbour who would pluck the fur and...
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    Unfortunately, in many cases you can't trust in...

    Unfortunately, in many cases you can't trust in brands anymore - not when a "brand" is simply a different name badge on the same machine.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Sorry, I was scratching my head trying to...

    Sorry, I was scratching my head trying to remember - and meaning to go and look at the parts (but never quite making it :B). I don't remember a screwdriver slot...

    Of course your 1934 machine is...
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    Restoration job? WIP photos required please (you...

    Restoration job? WIP photos required please (you don't get off that lightly :U).

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Don't Varnish It.

    As Chief Tiff says, the plane is a coffin smoother, not a block. It's in a bad way, but as it was you dad's it might be worth trying to resusitate it.

    Block the mouth (with duct tape or similar...
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    Switchgear and Column.

    Considering yours started life as a DC machine, I wonder how much conversion it took to make it AC? Judging by the style of the motor, I'd say it was converted early on.

    I like this touch, a cover...
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    ~1949/1950. Cheers, Vann.

    ~1949/1950.

    Cheers, Vann.
  50. Thread: An Old Starling

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    An Old Starling

    I've been around for a while, but this is my first visit to the boating forums.

    My 15yo daughter (who loves sailing) has just been gifted a starling. She thought it might be fibreglass, but we got...
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