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    Cast curved rest.

    I looked up this old post to get some inspiration for making a new rest for my Wadkin.
    The lay back/under of the supporting steel is the key to These I think.
    Im going to have a fun day fabricating...
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    I also noticed the lineshaft in the background....

    I also noticed the lineshaft in the background.
    A steam engine perhaps.
    Mine is currently on the grid but if I live long enough and donít p off all my mates it may get the Wolseley hooked up one...
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    If you were to wrap the timber in fibreglass you...

    If you were to wrap the timber in fibreglass you could even use urathane foam as the strength will be in the glass.
    So any timber will do even pine or Western Red Cedar (which won’t rot if you get a...
  4. Mila Miglia

    Iíve was into bikes and raced them and cars as a younger person in the 60s and 70s.
    Also raced karts at OP with Phil Wards Wednesday circus after hearing about it at a mates 50th.
    Talked the missus...
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    I was interested in your latest project Bob and...

    I was interested in your latest project Bob and wondering how strong the end product was.
    The reason being Bandsaw wheel rubbers.
    Bandsaw wheels have been covered with cork in the past.
    I have...
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    I’ve always understood you drilled thru the...

    I’ve always understood you drilled thru the tailstock for lampshades etc.
    The hole thru the headstock spindle is for drifting out the drive dogs. (and nowadays running a vac chuck).
    H.
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    It’s worth remembering that Woodfast took over...

    It’s worth remembering that Woodfast took over Hyco and this lathe of theirs is identical to the Hyco.
    I gave a Hyco lathe away a year or so ago here on the forum and a mate in Canberra kept his...
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    Woodfast are made in China and according to their...

    Woodfast are made in China and according to their website have been since 2004.
    Vicmarc are made in Queensland.
    If your buying new Id think Vicmarc is a better product, if second hand its dependent...
  9. N.S.W. Thanks Doug I have sent you a pm. Regards H.

    Thanks Doug I have sent you a pm.
    Regards H.
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    Hope this helps

    Iíve dug in the stash and hereís a few shots.
    Then smaller is a Stearns from memory.
    H.461197461198461199461200461201
  11. N.S.W. I don’t want to be rude but a student I’m working...

    I don’t want to be rude but a student I’m working with is interested in the router and would like to offer you $150 for it.
    H.
  12. Thread: Bowl blanks

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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Don’t let Stan get talking or pick up a musical...

    Don’t let Stan get talking or pick up a musical instrument or you’ll be there for an hour or more.
    Seriously what better way to spend a few hours and getting to chose from some really nice timber as...
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    Tags September 2019

    Vann, I drove up to Wayneís acreage up the central coast.
    Heres the tags off his EQ spindle and RC jointer.
    Also pics of his lineshaft JT which has been converted to 2 elec motors possibly by the...
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    As a project it is easy to superglue thin ply to...

    As a project it is easy to superglue thin ply to the undamaged side and base plus top of where the frog bolts on for machining. The broken side can be fixed with ply and glue also. Contraction would...
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    Thanks and a safety note.

    Thanks Vann thatís amazing stuff and as a reward Iíll be posting a few numbers I snapped yesterday for your ongoing tag tally.
    H.
    PS hereís something that filtered thru the web on Wadkin and...
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    Possibly your cheapest usable option and also...

    Possibly your cheapest usable option and also locally manufactured would be a Silex #78.
    These were a post war copy of the Stanley and were made in Belmont near Newcastle.
    These were available new...
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    I agree with Ian as an apprentice we were...

    I agree with Ian as an apprentice we were expected to work to 10 thou from a rule.
    With decent eyesight a 32nd which is 30 thou could easily be split in 3.
    Marking with a knife of course and then...
  18. Starrett used Scotland for the same reason...

    Starrett used Scotland for the same reason Stanley manufactured in Quebec.
    Cheap labor.
    Starret later switched to Brazil use Brazil.
    RS does have good prices on some tools.
    They also stock items...
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    You mentioned Oliver.

    The Wadkin Mechanical Woodworker was sold in the US by Oliver.
    Hereís a bad photo and a few lines from Phil in the UK.
    H.
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    More pics from my stash.

    Vann, Thanks for doing this thread Iíve meant to get all this info on one thread but been too slack.
    Heres a few more pics, one of the original Woodworker and some advertising and the tooling cattle...
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    There is one still around in Oz.

    There is one in Oz in the original Patternshop.
    Ive been asked to not disclose its location but this picture of it is less than a year old.
    H.
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    QUEENSLAND Do they measure fractions as well as mm and thou....

    Do they measure fractions as well as mm and thou.
    H.
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    Why not just glue a suitable disc on the back...

    Why not just glue a suitable disc on the back with a paper joint using pva.
    You can Then true this up after remounting on your original set up.
    If the face plates on the lathe are true you could...
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    There has been another WW turn up. The one in NZ...

    There has been another WW turn up.
    The one in NZ is closer to me than this one.
    If I tell you where it is Iíll have to kill u.:o
    H.
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    I’m shocked and surprised to hear this. Sorry...

    I’m shocked and surprised to hear this.
    Sorry I’ve never made the 50 minute drive up to say g’day and perve on your haul.
    Im retired and have been for about 5 years, I’ve been pretty good at not...
  26. TTTG Tool club members and friends sale Sunday 25 August.

    Bit last minute for here but I did post elsewhere a while back.
    This is the club sale but your all invited.
    Looks like about 20 tables of tools.
    Plus my ute with some machinery.
    9am til NOON.
    $5...
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    Carter never used HSS irons.Stanley had them...

    Carter never used HSS irons.Stanley had them available for sale but they were never fitted as original in their planes.Anyway I doubt if any 1960 plane would have its original iron if it had been...
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    That shipsaw is amazing.David Upfill Brown has a...

    That shipsaw is amazing.David Upfill Brown has a yank one as I remember down the coast but these are rare as.Love the pit.I do have a White cattledog so I’ll see what I can dig up.Thanks heaps for...
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    These early Woodfast variable speed lathes are...

    These early Woodfast variable speed lathes are getting pretty old now.
    The belts are no longer available as far as I know.
    Fairly small capacity if you want to turn bowls.
    We have been given...
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    I used similar with a 6 metre length of al tube a...

    I used similar with a 6 metre length of al tube a mate gave me.
    The saw was on another metre which was slit and held on with a jubilee clip.
    Worked well to trim branches off a couple of blueberry...
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    Pictures would help. Your title says paring...

    Pictures would help.
    Your title says paring gouges and you then say curved gouges?
    Buck Made Patternmaking paring gouges and these would normally be sharpened on the front.
    Whereas carving gouges...
  32. Thread: Brace bits

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    Same here in 65 to 69 plus of course a Yankee...

    Same here in 65 to 69 plus of course a Yankee pump screwdriver.
    You had to be carefull of the brass screws as theyíd shear off.
    Surely they had battery screwdrivers in your day.
    Hang on! Sydney...
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    VICTORIA So. EMACHISIT H.

    So. EMACHISIT
    H.
  34. 8 Iron

    I have a record #8 blade.
    Id want $50 plus postage from 2137.
    H.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Pawliona sample needed Sydney.

    I am helping a student make a stand up paddle board and we look like weíll be resawing some 4 metre lengths of 150mm high lengths of this timber.
    I have a rather used Wadkin Bursgreen 20Ē Bandsaw...
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    I turned up some posts for a terrace resto a...

    I turned up some posts for a terrace resto a while back.
    The timber was old solid posts the neighbor scored from Luna Park.
    I sawed them into 6 segments and used epoxy.
    About 12’ long by 10” dia....
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    I went along to the sharpening workshop last...

    I went along to the sharpening workshop last night.
    Most worthwhile, so thanks for posting the heads up.
    I took along all my Japanese tools and managed to sharpen one.
    A rather large slick that...
  38. Found these. Not exactly what you want. The mob...

    Found these.
    Not exactly what you want.
    The mob who publish the local ĎRestored Carsí mag are into early fords.
    If you canít find what you need a letter or email to them may help.
    H.
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    Hi, I realise this is a bit late but hereís my...

    Hi, I realise this is a bit late but hereís my experience with a Tas Oak kitchen benchtop.
    It was old stuff I scored at an auction even had some nice grain.
    We took some trouble with the splash...
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    I helped a mate in the States glue new tyres on...

    I helped a mate in the States glue new tyres on his 30Ē Bandsaw a while ago.
    We had a number of bits of dowel between the tyre and wheel.
    We could get the tyre on evenly then lift the tyre up and...
  41. AGS Wadkin Bursgreen tablesaw in evilpay

    This would have to be the latest of these Iíve ever seen, looks to be 1992 from the number.
    I donít know how to link ads to here but if your after a good tilting arbor saw its in Dara Qld.
    Calling...
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    Post drillsOne of the members of the TTTG had to

    Hope this makes your day Vann.
    One of the members of TTTG had to sell his stuff about 18 months ago.
    Heres a pic of some of his post drills.
    Enjoy
    H.
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    Say g’day to David White from the mob here in...

    Say g’day to David White from the mob here in Sydney will yah.
    We’ve got a club sale happening on August the 25th.
    All welcolme but it’ll be small compared to the normal TTTG sales.
    H.
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    Hereís my two blocking hammers and a nicely...

    Hereís my two blocking hammers and a nicely polished round headed one.
    The big blocking hammer is a Matheson, itís so heavy its a joke for someone like myself swinging it.
    The other Guido the...
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    N.S.W. Fair enough but another advantage of buying from...

    Fair enough but another advantage of buying from this site are the interesting bods you get to meet and put a face to other members.
    Must say Iíve met a few ok people thru evilpay and dumtree also....
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    Re the gap in Red Cedar drawers. I made a small...

    Re the gap in Red Cedar drawers.
    I made a small bedside cabinet in Canberra and the drawers would pump each other in and out.
    When it came to Sydney it jammed solid.
    H.
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    Who uses genuine mahogany nowadays in the real...

    Who uses genuine mahogany nowadays in the real world?
    We had contacted the well known merchants here in Sydney, I spoke to one at the WWWS and he said that anyone still using mahogany was happy with...
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    My daughter and her friends make the trek up your...

    My daughter and her friends make the trek up your way for clothes at your local op shops.
    In Canberra there used to be a branch of Adams timber plus there’s a great recycling mob at Mittagong and a...
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    Nice bowls, most turning shapes have been done...

    Nice bowls, most turning shapes have been done before by potters over millennium.
    Do you wear a respirator when turning Blackwood.
    A very good mate of mine turned it for years and then suddenly...
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    I did post a bit when we made the first few. Its...

    I did post a bit when we made the first few.
    Its in the Metalwork Forum under foundry.
    The cost is around $4K.
    Peter Tommasini is down your way, he’s an amazing craftsman and a nice bloke also....
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