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  1. 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...
  2. 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://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/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 didn’t 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...
  21. 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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    I went and checked out that thread on OWWM. In it...

    I went and checked out that thread on OWWM. In it I found a better pikkie (with thanks to celeriac for posting).



    There's a lot of good Wadkin info in that thread, posted by Aillison - but as...
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    Would that be this list Henry? You posted this on...

    Would that be this list Henry? You posted this on CWW back in January this year, copied from a post on OWWM.

    460675

    Then there's this one, also posted by you in January.

    460670

    I wonder...
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    Tilting The Neck.

    Next I tried tilting the neck (or arm), of the machine. There is approximately 10 degrees of upward movement, and maybe 25-30 degrees downward.

    460643

    460644

    460645

    These adjustments...
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    The Table.

    Chris allowed me to have a tinker with the woodworker (as well as kindly allowing me to take photographs, and to post them on forums).

    First the table: the table has x, y and z movements. These...
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    WW 620, of 1925.

    To me, this machine is special because it was the mechanical woodworker, one of Wadkins first designs, that launched Wadkin as an innovative company. It is also special because this appears to be...
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    Two Current Woodworkers.

    Thanks Henry. You beat me to it.

    And there's this one in a boatyard in Auckland.

    460605

    460604 Excuse the fuzzy phone photo:B.

    Henry, is the Brisbane Mechanical Woodworker in the Ipswich...
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    Books and Catalogue Cuts.

    On 31st December, 2013, Henry wrote:
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    Here's a cut Camo posted (on CWW) on 7th April, 2014, from his 1922 catalogue:
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    Wadkin WW Mechanical Woodworker

    I was going to add info to Henry's thread https://www.woodworkforums.com/f163/wadkin-pattern-mill-c1911-168338?highlight=woodworker but the Mechanical Woodworker is a slightly different machine from...
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    I'm sorry to hear that Hardenfast. It's a bugger...

    I'm sorry to hear that Hardenfast. It's a bugger when your plans/dreams hit the rocks.

    I'll hit retiring age in under 15 months - but I won't be allowed to retire then as I have teenage daughters,...
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    More Catalogue Cuts.

    I was shown these pages in a Wadkin catalogue.

    460197 460198 Courtesy of Chris in Auckland.

    Under the heading "Cutting Housings in String Boards", the third paragraph adds "...should be...
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    I meant to mention that - and then forgot :doh:....

    I meant to mention that - and then forgot :doh:.

    Hear, hear.
    I took about 50 photos of it (some fuzzy :B). I'll put together a post about it on Clear Out's thread - when I get my A into G.
    ...
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    Part 2 (b).

    And now for some Wadkins.

    Wadkin CK 2083 radial arm saw, test 51268 of 1955;

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    Telescopic Guard.

    You had me worried - but I found this in an undated early catalogue (also shown on the RM in the 1936 & 1957 Wadkin catalogues on Vintage Machinery):


    459937

    459938

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Ship Saw.

    This is a shipsaw I really like the look of - from the restoration series of the sailing yacht Tally Ho.

    459925

    There are a number of shots of the saw in action throughout the series.

    Yes, a...
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    Four Inches?

    Yes, although it looks like he's only gained about 4". But 4" is 4" and if you need that much then why not.

    459907

    Looks like the arm is long enough that he could have got another 1½". I wonder...
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    Part 2 (a).

    The following day (Friday) I had arranged to meet a semi-retired boatbuilder at his boatyard in Auckland. I had first heard of this gentleman on the Canadian forum nearly a year ago, and had...
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    (continued from first post) Where was I? Ahh...

    (continued from first post)

    Where was I? Ahh yes, done the Wadkins. Now for some other old English machines:


    Smith 12” buzzer;

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    Good question. I know Wadkin did offer a...

    Good question. I know Wadkin did offer a telescopic guard like that, but I don't know if that's OEM or a local reproduction.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    On The Road Again.

    "On the road again
    Goin' places that I've never been
    Seein' things that I may never see again
    And I can't wait to get on the road again"… (thanks Willie).


    The misses and I decided to visit a...
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    Another Early CK.

    I visited a guy up-country on 1st August. Among other machines he had three (yes three) CKs. One was set up in his premises. The other two were out back under tarps.

    One of the two out the back is...
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    There's a funny story about that pipework. ...

    There's a funny story about that pipework.

    There were two separate extraction systems. 20 or so years later (late 1970s), for some reason (probably one of the two fans needed replacement) they...
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    Spot the Machine - 3211.

    Nope. I finally caught up with him at the beginning of the month. His is a different Wadkin LQ.

    What he did have (pertinent to this thread) is a Pickles chisel mortiser.

    459617

    459627 ...
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    Seanz is in Kaiapoi, but I haven't heard from him...

    Seanz is in Kaiapoi, but I haven't heard from him in well over a year. Maybe a PM?

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Fence Finale.

    I've painted the fence adaptor bracket - black. I looked through my meagre supply of random BSW bolts and found some 1½" bolts and a single 1¼" bolt to use (rather than cut down the precious 2"...
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    What a delightful sander - and just the right...

    What a delightful sander - and just the right size for me. I nearly bought a Wadkin of the same size (a JQ) a few years back, but didn't bid high enough. In the end Woodlogic bought it and had it...
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    Thanks for that link. On the few occasions I've...

    Thanks for that link. On the few occasions I've gone to Instagram lately, I can't get past the 'login' page.

    What a great variety of nicely done-up Wadkins: DR, PK, CK, MF (or MA?), EKA and EQ (or...
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    Bummer, I'm not an Instagram user (I don't like...

    Bummer, I'm not an Instagram user (I don't like the format, nor the Company) - and as far as I can tell, guests can no longer browse.

    Cheers, Vann.
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