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    That crown guard is beautiful. You've done a...

    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.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Wow, that drill has seen some mileage. 465443...

    Wow, that drill has seen some mileage.

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    On mine, the cam has worn about half way through the roughness of the sand casting.

    I have a spare crank gear (off a No.61). I'd offer it to...
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    Interesting to see the serial number stamped into...

    Interesting to see the serial number stamped into the table.

    465292

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

    465293

    I'm very disappointed I couldn't find a serial...
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    Test Date for Matty's Wadkin LP 438.

    About two years after the previous post, I too acquired a Wadkin LP.

    Wadkin LP Boring and Recessing Machine.

    I wish I'd rediscovered this thread earlier as I'd have liked to have a closer look...
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    Me neither, but 8 out of 12 was close - and I'll...

    Me neither, but 8 out of 12 was close - and I'll be keeping an eye out for more Snails.

    I was wondering if a set of Whitworth ring spanners should be next on the list. I have very few ring...
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    We could probably get rich, by selling our...

    We could probably get rich, by selling our surplus Whitworth spanners to Canadian Wadkin owners :U :no:.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Whitworth Spanners.

    Having bought several old English woodworking machines in the last few years - all of which need work - I surfed Trademe looking for old Whitworth spanners. I've bought quite a number :B. Probably...
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    Mine (PKA 800 of 1945) before... 464443 and...

    Mine (PKA 800 of 1945) before...

    464443

    and after...

    464444

    Cheers, Vann.
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    What does the other end of this bolt look like...

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

    464363 464364

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Makes those 18" PK blades look like tiddlers :q....

    Makes those 18" PK blades look like tiddlers :q.

    Cheers, Vann.
  11. Thread: Spiers Plane

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    Seeing that you're in the UK, rather than Ron...

    Seeing that you're in the UK, rather than Ron Hock, you could contact Phil Edwards of Philly Planes. I believe he makes his own irons (though I have no idea what he would charge - you can only ask)....
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    Wallace grows Wadkins in his garden. What you're...

    Wallace grows Wadkins in his garden. What you're seeing is part of this year's harvest :;.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Do you know which motor this is? The ZEF or the...

    Do you know which motor this is? The ZEF or the ZF?

    I've seen those threaded slotted screws with the locating pin before (I have a few on my LP recessor). But my saw - PKA 800 (that is 172 PKs...
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    Thanks for that video. I've heard the mechanism...

    Thanks for that video. I've heard the mechanism described before, but never understood. Now it is clear. What a great mechanism. What a great drill press.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    D'oh :doh:. Oh well, I tried. I wonder which...

    D'oh :doh:.

    Oh well, I tried. I wonder which records have a better chance of survival: those in a German factory in WW2; or those in private ownership in an English speaking nation. The German...
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    Iron Handwheels.

    I like the older machines with cast iron handwheel machines (pre-1950). I wouldn't go so far as to say they are better, but they feel better than aluminium handwheel machines to me.

    Of my six...
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    I see the last photo (1st post) shows a DOL...

    I see the last photo (1st post) shows a DOL starter. You might be able to read what amps it's set at. That will give you an indication of the max load.

    It's possible that the DOL is set too high...
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    They look like lovely old motors. I hope you're...

    They look like lovely old motors. I hope you're able to use them.

    As an indication (and who's to say whether these have been sized for the machine, or just any old motors the PO had laying...
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    A Bit of a Tangent.

    It doesn't help with your restoration, but I thought this might add a bit of interest.
    I've seen Ixion bench drills for sale from time to time. Never bought one. However this variation was listed...
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    I had to do a similar thing to put a handle on my...

    I had to do a similar thing to put a handle on my Dawn blacksmiths post drill.

    However I split the timber first, then glued it back together with a piece of paper in the joint (I'd read about that...
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    Ahh, that makes much more sense. Watching with...

    Ahh, that makes much more sense.

    Watching with interest (and popcorn).

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Wadkin WW Tooling

    I see I've forgotten to put up pictures of tooling Chris showed me, when I was up there.

    These are just three examples of larger tooling that came with the machine.

    463075

    463076 463077
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    Chris sent some photos of of the Mechanical...

    Chris sent some photos of of the Mechanical Woodworker is use. He says:



    463071

    463072

    463073
  24. I agree. For me, the importance of the frog...

    I agree.

    For me, the importance of the frog adjuster screw is it tells me the plane is likely to be of a better quality. They leave out the screw on budget planes to save cost - what else have...
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    Chris has sent a couple of photos of the...

    Chris has sent a couple of photos of the Mechanical Woodworker is use. Unfortunately I'm not able to see them (and therefore unable to share).

    The email looks like this:

    463010

    But when I...
  26. Thread: record vice

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    Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope your trip...

    Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope your trip across the Ditch isn't too sad.

    I can't tell what model your vise is, but it looks like a No.52 or No.52.5 - whichever, it's a newish model, but old...
  27. Thread: Table Saw

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    Oops :doh:. 4kW is about 5.4hp, which must draw...

    Oops :doh:. 4kW is about 5.4hp, which must draw ~26amps single phase. I guess 3 phase in from the street is not an option where you are?

    Are you planning to switch star/delta to run the saw on...
  28. Thread: Table Saw

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    Hi Paul. I have 32amp outlets in my...

    Hi Paul. I have 32amp outlets in my garage/workshop (they were secondhand and more readily available than 16 or 20 amp outlets and plugs). However the circuit is protected by 16amp HRC fuses.

    Your...
  29. Thread: Post Drill

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    Just to expand on this a little further......

    Just to expand on this a little further...
    Unfortunately that is only true of post-1950s when UNC was formalised (as far as I can tell). Before that Nth America used both 12tpi & 13tpi for 1/2"...
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    From Wadkin's 1936 cattledog (on VM): 462585 ...

    From Wadkin's 1936 cattledog (on VM):

    462585

    Cheers, Vann.
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    As did Wadkin, and I think Sagar and Robinson....

    As did Wadkin, and I think Sagar and Robinson. Probably most of the old English manufacturers did.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Traditionally the No.4 is set fine and with an...

    Traditionally the No.4 is set fine and with an almost straight cutting edge on the iron - for fine smoothing, while a No.5 is set for a deeper cut and has a greater radius on the cutting edge - for...
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    Bedrock planes were never painted blue - always...

    Bedrock planes were never painted blue - always black japan. So your plane has been repainted (a very nice colour to a Record plane fancier). Being repainted is not a problem, but make sure you...
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    I agree. I doubt it will affect anything. I'd...

    I agree. I doubt it will affect anything.

    I'd be a little more concerned about the paint on the machined face (and any other machined surfaces).

    Cheers, Vann.
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    That statement cannot be correct as Stanley...

    That statement cannot be correct as Stanley Bedrocks had a lateral adjuster from Type 1.

    If what you're saying was correct then the No.1 cannot have been made after 1884 when 'Type 5' was...
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    So I guess a Type 2... :no: Cheers, Vann

    So I guess a Type 2... :no:

    Cheers, Vann
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    I've considered getting the parts to complete my...

    I've considered getting the parts to complete my No.02 a few times.

    For the lever-cap: short of a second-hand part, or modifying a No.3 lever cap (which I hear doesn't work well as the side ribs...
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    I'm sure he means plain journal bearings - as in...

    I'm sure he means plain journal bearings - as in whitemetal/babbit bearings (as opposed to ball/roller bearings).

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Your prices might be better that across the...

    Your prices might be better that across the ditch, but over here I suspect a No.2 with a broken off wing, or visible repair, would fetch under $100.

    None-the-less, I'd be very interested to see...
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    I'm unsure. I have heard of the plastic bag...

    I'm unsure. I have heard of the plastic bag method that Chris Parks mentions below.

    I have a tube of electric motor bearing grease (that the boss told me I could have, if I put it in my car...
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    And the broken 'wing'. Cheers, Vann.

    And the broken 'wing'.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Ahh well, even if it is a No.2, you're better off...

    Ahh well, even if it is a No.2, you're better off than I am with my Record No.02 - at least yours has irons (and 75% of a lever cap https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/smilies/sad/cry.gif)....
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    :U Cheap is my middle name :; I've kind of...

    :U Cheap is my middle name :;

    I've kind of painted myself into a corner. I pulled the motor out of storage and pulled it apart without even testing it to see if it runs. So I'm loathe to spend...
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    Re-greasing An Old (ex-Sealed) Bearing.

    I've just opened up a 2hp 3ph motor which I'm hoping to use to power a 9" buzzer. Although it's fitted with grease nipples, when I got inside I find it's got sealed bearings (why do people do that...
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    Thanks for your kind words Henry. I just wish my...

    Thanks for your kind words Henry. I just wish my skills with a camera (or phone in this case) were better. Too many out-of-focus shots - but hopefully enough detail to get the idea. My other regret...
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    Rotating the Head.

    With Chris's help we then turned the head (and spindle) 90 degrees, from vertical to horizontal, anti clockwise. I believe it will also rotate the other way, but we didnít try that.

    Head with...
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    Hi Ian. If I recall correctly, it's you that has...

    Hi Ian. If I recall correctly, it's you that has a beautiful Record No.02ss :tool::thumbsup::fireworks:

    I might get around to turning it into a working tool one day - maybe with modified No.3...
  48. China and Colin are right - a frankenplane will...

    China and Colin are right - a frankenplane will have greatly reduced resale value.

    Nevertheless it would be an interesting exercise. If rumours are true and Luban, Woodriver and Quangsheng planes...
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    Broken Record.

    I bought a Record No.02 in similar condition some 5 or so years ago. It was in with a handful of woodies. When I picked them up the seller said he'd forgotten to throw the broken metal plane in the...
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    Sometimes... 460896 :; Cheers, Vann.

    Sometimes...

    460896

    :;

    Cheers, Vann.
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