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    Would love to see pics of your finished Reno...

    Would love to see pics of your finished Reno Peppa.
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    Looks Like this is up on Gumtree again if anyone...

    Looks Like this is up on Gumtree again if anyone is interested.
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    Thanks mate.... I would like to see if I can get...

    Thanks mate.... I would like to see if I can get or make the bits for the cutter block if I can... It will be a while before I get to restore this one so hopefully something pops up while I am...
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    JA Fay & Egan 12" Jointer

    Ok... I have added some more old cast iron to the collection. I picked up this 12" No 61 JA Fay & Egan jointer on the weekend.... Will need to finish some of my other half finished restorations...
  5. Thread: Post Drill

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    I didn't even know these square tapers existed...

    I didn't even know these square tapers existed until I was researching Auger bits for my FW Reynolds mortiser.... There are so many different tapers/non-tapers used on various boring machines from...
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    I know its expensive ... but Evaporust is the...

    I know its expensive ... but Evaporust is the only stuff that attacks rust without any of the metal..... You might get away with Vinegar on this one but don't leave it in for very long as it doesn't...
  7. Thread: Post Drill

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    i would say the type of drill you are looking at...

    i would say the type of drill you are looking at for this is like the ones that just showed up on our local buy and sell.... bit of an ordinary image but you get the idea of what you are looking...
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    Thanks Vann.....I would imagine a lot of the...

    Thanks Vann.....I would imagine a lot of the larger saws were adjusted that way back in the day... the engineering would have been simpler
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    This Thornley isn't my pic but one I found on the...
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    See if you can get some pics.... I know Thornley...

    See if you can get some pics.... I know Thornley made a saw like that... the table had a rack that raised it when you turned the hand wheel
    Gaza
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    I think Melhuish were a retailer the Bunnings of...

    I think Melhuish were a retailer the Bunnings of that era.... They had tools and other goods made for them by various manufacturers. I am thinking the 20 may have been a catalogue item number as it...
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    On my Hafco BP-335 the guide bearings do spin but...

    On my Hafco BP-335 the guide bearings do spin but only if there is enough side pressure to make the blade touch them. They should be adjusted so there is a small gap between the bearings and the...
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    I usually finish them off with an Arkansas Slip...

    I usually finish them off with an Arkansas Slip stone and a strop to get that really fine edge. It really depends on what you have available and how much time you have to get them sharp and then keep...
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    At present I am just using Emery Paper wrapped...

    At present I am just using Emery Paper wrapped around a dowel.... A very slow process.
    Check out this video Of a better way.
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    I have bought a hand grinder like this but am yet to restore...
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    Thanks Vann

    Thanks Vann
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    How does that go with ebay? Gaza

    How does that go with ebay?
    Gaza
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    Favour needed by someone in the UK

    Just wondering if there was someone in the UK that could sort an ebay purchase for me? There are some Auger bits that I would like to get for my Reynolds Mortiser and the guy will only ship to the...
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    Often wondered how close those Carbatec Steady...

    Often wondered how close those Carbatec Steady rests were to fitting the Woodfast lathe... Might have to invest in one and get it machined.
    Gaza
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    I measured both styles of mortise chisel and even...

    I measured both styles of mortise chisel and even though the original is much larger it looks as though they are both tapered at 3/8” per foot....this corresponds to what was mentioned on an eBay...
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    Hi Vann...... On my FW Renolds mortiser.... The...

    Hi Vann...... On my FW Renolds mortiser.... The drill bits are a standard 1/2'' Round with a flat on one side that a square head grub screw tightens down on. The chisels that I got from the UK(...
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    Thanks Geoff... There is a hell of a lot of...

    Thanks Geoff... There is a hell of a lot of awesome info in that thread and associated links....:2tsup:
    Gaza
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    Yes Geoff..... They are an odd taper as well.....

    Yes Geoff..... They are an odd taper as well.. smaller than a MT1 and threaded.... possibly to use a draw bar on. Some of them have significant wear on the taper ... indicating that they were...
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    Auger Bit's What do they fit

    Not sure if this is the ideal area to post this but hopefully someone can help me ID these bits.
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    I thought they were a MT1 but when I got them home the taper is much smaller and obviously...
  23. My Paint store Sold me UPOL Dolphin Glaze to do...

    My Paint store Sold me UPOL Dolphin Glaze to do the job... I have used it a few times and seems to work OK.
    Gaza
  24. Shear Ass I am thinking:D...... I have a full set...

    Shear Ass I am thinking:D...... I have a full set of chisels coming from the UK but I think they are just a bunch of chisels that will fit but without the locating pin. One of them maybe a genuine...
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    Sometimes you just get a lucky break..... What looks like a genuine 1/4" Chisel to fit this machine.
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    Why I am thinking it is a genuine chisel is the locating pin on...
  26. I didn’t get it red hot....I don’t have an Oxy...

    I didn’t get it red hot....I don’t have an Oxy anymore.... and the MAP gas torch can only do so much.... the main shaft is the one I am really worried about...at this stage I haven’t got my head...
  27. Thanks Vann... I agree the japanning would be a...

    Thanks Vann... I agree the japanning would be a step too far and probably not as durable as a painted finish. I like the wire brushed finish on the outer rim as well...I think the full polished rim...
  28. First part out of the electrolysis tank..... The...

    First part out of the electrolysis tank..... The big wheel that adjusted the work left and right.
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    I would like to restore this old girl to as close to original as possible and was wondering...
  29. I brought the old girl home over the weekend... A...

    I brought the old girl home over the weekend... A bit more damage that I expected but all fixable.
    Here are some pics of what I am starting with....
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    Thanks Geoff...... That clears that up....... I...

    Thanks Geoff...... That clears that up....... I am going to have to invest in that book some time:)..... Just wondering if anyone has ever seen one with either a round shaft or with a Morse taper...
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    The Mortiser is (I think) Around 1875 and yes it...

    The Mortiser is (I think) Around 1875 and yes it has chisels that fit into a tapered socket. The drilling attachment on this model is separate to the Chisel part. On some models you can set them up...
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    Thanks Hiroller..... Further examination would...

    Thanks Hiroller..... Further examination would indicate that it is in fact a Goodall-Pratt No 66 with a 1 1/2" Blade.
    Gaza
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    Rimers and Rinders ????

    OK... While researching info on a FW Reynolds Imperial Mortiser that I have just purchased.....It says it came with Augers and Rimers... In the Mathieson Catalog there are tools called Rinders that...
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    Thanks mate..it certainly looks the goods...might...

    Thanks mate..it certainly looks the goods...might have to revisit the looking glass to see if I can ID the lettering.... it is a beaut screwdriver. I can’t say I have ever felt a ratchet that is so...
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    Small Ratchet Screwdriver ID

    I received this small ratchet screwdriver with some other gear I purchased and was wondering if anyone had an ID on it.
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    Either from wear or over zealous cleaning the markings are really...
  36. And some more info. This is an extract from The...

    And some more info.
    This is an extract from The journal of the Society for arts 1874
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  37. I thought I would add a few Images from the pages...

    I thought I would add a few Images from the pages Of Mathieson and WF Barnes catalogues that show chisels and Drill information that maybe relevant.
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    It's interesting that...
  38. Thanks Vann ..... I was wondering about those...

    Thanks Vann ..... I was wondering about those Broach type tools you referred to..... the FW Reyonlds catalogue they talk about the machine coming mortise chisels, core drivers, augers and reamers....
  39. FW Reynolds Imperial Drilling and Mortising machine

    Just committed to Rescue this Reynolds "Imperial" Hand Drilling and Mortising machine. Thanks to Stew for the heads up.
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    I haven't collected it yet but thought I would get...
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    Welcome to the Hyco Club Anto.... I am restoring...

    Welcome to the Hyco Club Anto.... I am restoring one of these at the moment.... Getting manuals are almost impossible but they will be the same as most jointers to set up.
    Gaza
  41. I have been doing some acid etching and painting...

    I have been doing some acid etching and painting HYCO plates... two colour plates are the trickiest. As mine are new I am not sure what the best way to get the paint off....I have used thinners to...
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    The glazing irons look to be Geo Barnsley

    The glazing irons look to be Geo Barnsley
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    These images are Leather working tools.. I think...

    These images are Leather working tools.. I think the long awl thing is a saddlers tool for stuffing collars etc and the other two are Glazing irons for boot making. They were usually heated with a...
  44. Sorry Pete...miss understood... thought we were...

    Sorry Pete...miss understood... thought we were looking for saws with a 3/4" bore.... They are available but not sure about 12" blade though I have seen them in 9" & 10".
  45. It wouldn't be hard to make up a bush to suit ...

    It wouldn't be hard to make up a bush to suit that way you will have a full range of blades to choose from.... I will have the same issue when I get my Thornley Rip Saw going as it uses a 7/8"...
  46. Agree... getting these old girls up and running...

    Agree... getting these old girls up and running isn't a cheap thing... but the enjoyment of achieving it is worth every cent. I got a Maximat 10 metal lathe recently and that is becoming a money pit...
  47. Here i a pic I have on file of one that has a...

    Here i a pic I have on file of one that has a little less rust
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    Early Woodfast machines seem to have used the Hyco colours ie a grey/teal colour where later machines used various shades of...
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    I did find a thread on another forum that talked...

    I did find a thread on another forum that talked about sweeps on carving chisels. In that one, they said the London Pattern was used as a standard in the UK(With slight variations due to the swage...
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    Thanks Robson Valley.....Yes I see plenty of info...

    Thanks Robson Valley.....Yes I see plenty of info about sweeps that have numbers on them and most carving tool manufacturers seem to use that.....however, Mathieson's Catalogue refers to the sweeps...
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    Mathieson Gouges

    I recently acquired some Mathieson firmer gouges. This set comprises of 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1".
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    They are in very good condition with minimal signs of use. All four have labels that are 90%...
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