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    Looks amazing Mark . And a lot of work too. ...

    Looks amazing Mark . And a lot of work too.

    Where did that sign hang at the Factory ? Ive seen it before in some picture that I no longer have . Was there just the one sign like that ?
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  2. Yeah that'd be good thanks Pete. Id like to know...

    Yeah that'd be good thanks Pete. Id like to know . Ive been watching them on ebay for years but have not had the need to go buy any yet.
    The old ones I have keep going strong.

    I think the...
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    If you start to use wax stick with that . Using a...

    If you start to use wax stick with that . Using a mix of oil and turps will cause problems by taking the wax off if you do that later after waxing.
    You could wax later if you fist started using oil...
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    Its more an Edwardian or Art Nouveau period...

    Its more an Edwardian or Art Nouveau period design with the decoration. It looks like Walnut or possibly something very similar to Walnut. In some parts it doesn't look like Walnut. It could be the...
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    Both very nice . Same with the jig Derek posted ...

    Both very nice . Same with the jig Derek posted
    https://www.woodcentral.com/home/uploads/2022/09/622_20220925.jpeg

    Its sent me on a bit of searching the last day or two .

    After using My...
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    Mitre Jack. Screws to work table or fits in...

    Mitre Jack.
    Screws to work table or fits in bench vice. Cut then shave tenons with shoulder plane if needed. Been around for a long time . The English version of what Chris posted from Youtube. ...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I’m in

    I’m in
  8. Only 9mm !! That's HUGE. Id be amazed to...

    Only 9mm !! That's HUGE.

    Id be amazed to hear what 9mm of wood off a wide board sounds like going down the dust extractor chute towards the bin.
    How wide a board could you put through taking a...
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    What a beauty! I think Robinson warned him...

    What a beauty!

    I think Robinson warned him about the pricing :U.
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    I think the last one up for sale was 24” and sold fast at 5 or 6 g ? That had motor on the inside if body too . Or he’s...
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    Best would be second hand stuff if you want to...

    Best would be second hand stuff if you want to spend the least and have the most GRUNT.
    A 3 phase 12" buzzer . Second hand . Wolfenden machines show up for between $650 and $1000 if you search the...
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    Try rotating a copy the right way up and also...

    Try rotating a copy the right way up and also changing its name ( rename it ). I just added an "a" to the original name on one of my pictures giving me trouble and it then loaded good .
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    Are you trying from your phone or your computer?

    Are you trying from your phone or your computer?
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    The "stepped" top was smashed shorter Id say...

    The "stepped" top was smashed shorter Id say Graeme . By flipping / throwing open the top and not having the gate leg out it comes to a sudden stop on the hinges and snaps the top off . That's why is...
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    liquid hide glue in a bottle has always had a...

    liquid hide glue in a bottle has always had a reputation for not being as good as the real thing. I read about it years ago when I went through a guitar building stage . The Luthiers steer clear of...
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    Someone sure had a go at butchery with this Ian ....

    Someone sure had a go at butchery with this Ian . I haven't touched it yet but don't want to take away from it or change it more. Just get it back to original looking would be nice .
    I did have a...
  16. There is a lot that is very much the same with...

    There is a lot that is very much the same with steel and wood. Welding is just like learning about the Glue between two parts of steel work . Learning that opens up amazing possibilities for doing...
  17. Always good to ask around . Your going to get...

    Always good to ask around . Your going to get list Of "NO WAY" on this .
    Not a good idea. There's a long list of reasons why.

    Hanging things by unknown welds is the first big no no . Altering a...
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    Hi Andrew. Ive been thinking of doing same to a...

    Hi Andrew.
    Ive been thinking of doing same to a Wadkin EQ . What type of moulder are you thinking ?

    That spindle linked looks to small for 1/2 collets possibly?
    Two thing have kept me...
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    "Flaunted" yeah Ian :). I will never forget...

    "Flaunted" yeah Ian :).
    I will never forget seeing 1970's book on Antique restoration in a bookshop once. I later wished I bought and owned it. It would have been entertaining to show for some of...
  20. Ill have to do the door at some stage Tom . Its...

    Ill have to do the door at some stage Tom .
    Its on the lever expanding list of things to do. They are the best pictures I now have to go by, so thanks again . I did have a folder of saved door...
  21. Nice door pics thanks. That's not original colour...

    Nice door pics thanks. That's not original colour like I thought . I can see Orange under the darker colour .
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    Its coming along nicely John and at a good steady...

    Its coming along nicely John and at a good steady pace.

    One of the nice things I like about dovetailed drawers is no clamps needed.

    Doing them the way you are though. Have you ever seen the...
  23. Nice saw! Up the right way. Original looking...

    Nice saw! Up the right way.
    Original looking and older looking than My one . Very nice.

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    Rob
  24. Hi Tom . Nice saw. I have the same thing and...

    Hi Tom .
    Nice saw. I have the same thing and use it with a 1/4" wood blade for timber. I did do some steel and brass work with it as well but it gets a lot more work with wood now . I use two other...
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    If your going to glue the Center and peg it...

    If your going to glue the Center and peg it through the top and not glue the ends then you need to make the mortises out left and right longer to allow the movement as well . Then even elongate the...
  26. Sounds like a good idea. Even if it was a sticky...

    Sounds like a good idea. Even if it was a sticky in the "My Rural Block" section of forum.

    I have a starter question .
    What size do you find it best to cut your fire wood? Compared to the size...
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    My Brass one is brass sheet glued onto plywood ....

    My Brass one is brass sheet glued onto plywood . I think its 3 or 4mm ?
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    A tenon being part of the rail doesn't have any...

    A tenon being part of the rail doesn't have any end grain to end grain glue or gaps like a loose tenon does at both ends. Its stronger because of that .

    Other good reasons for Mortise and tenon. ...
  29. In my old workshop we had two smoke detectors...

    In my old workshop we had two smoke detectors connected into a larger monitored alarm system . They would go off if there was smoke . Or if I was spraying finish in the same room or using something...
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    By the looks of the guides they need fixing up ....

    By the looks of the guides they need fixing up . Just filing or grinding straight doesn't look good enough . They look to have run out of travel. Or are close to running out. I once fitted brass...
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    This ?

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    Looked in my catalogs but they are to early . ...

    Looked in my catalogs but they are to early .

    Found this online .

    https://www.scosarg.com/media/leaflets/Robinson/Robinson%20band%20saw%20type%20TDE.pdf



    Product Leaflets |...
  33. As has been said something like this. One thing...

    As has been said something like this.
    One thing Id do different is not use those screws. One touch with the saw blade and it will be dead. Ive not hit them yet . Been close a few times.
    Drill and...
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    Good pictures of early table markings are hard to...

    Good pictures of early table markings are hard to get . I was asking around for them some months back.

    Ill have to go take a good picture of 390 as well.

    Mark sent me this a while back.
    PK...
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    Yes I did mean the one the motor goes up and down...

    Yes I did mean the one the motor goes up and down on. There are two more to the bed though so I should have made that more clear.

    tonzeyd post covers the jamming they do. They jam good and hard ....
  36. Thread: Wadkin PK Gen 4

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    This is the AGS sled 516373 516375 Wood...

    This is the AGS sled

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    Wood lays face down and hits the stop . Two passes cuts 38mm . Dado is 19mm.
    Flip to do the other side.
    Blades are a CMT set with 5/8 hole . largest I...
  37. Thread: Wadkin PK Gen 4

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    Rather than trying to find the original Wadkin...

    Rather than trying to find the original Wadkin type fitting for a dado which would never show up it would be better to get a new one turned up by Jalor tools in Knoxfield . A fitting that screws on...
  38. Thread: Wadkin PK Gen 4

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    Look into fitting a dado blade. A lot smaller...

    Look into fitting a dado blade. A lot smaller than 18" :) . With the slider or a sled it would do a good job of tenons . I just did a sled on my AGS which cuts tenons great. I did it just for...
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    Bleaching a Douglas Fir Miners couch. It...

    Bleaching a Douglas Fir Miners couch.


    It went from this on left to that on right using caustic and Peroxide. .
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    Applying the caustic sends it dark and soft. It can go...
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    No . That wont work . To bleach you need...

    No . That wont work .
    To bleach you need Hydrogen peroxide and one of a couple of others . Either Amonia or Caustic soda. Alkaline stuff .
    The amonia can be 3% roughly stuff you get at a super...
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    They usually had a board around the bottom that...

    They usually had a board around the bottom that could be 1/2 to 3/4" thick and just shaped on top with a chamfer /bevel or or a side bead sometimes. Older ones had Ogee types. There's only so much...
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    A little larger than normal but it looks good . ...

    A little larger than normal but it looks good .

    Itl be better if you bleach it to match if your going clear with the finish because that DF which is what it looks like will go more orange with...
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    I use 60 grit on mine and its very good . 2 x 60...

    I use 60 grit on mine and its very good . 2 x 60 grit drums . One day Ill try 40 grit but haven't got around to it . I pump stuff through it . I don't get clogging problems . I would have problems...
  44. Thread: Wadkin PK Gen 4

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    That's how they came . No inside section . All...

    That's how they came . No inside section . All Ive seen are added by owners. If you add something there narrow stuff cant be cut unless you add a removable fence modification for narrow stuff.
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    To get it on and off rollers you need leverage...

    To get it on and off rollers you need leverage and wood blocks .
    Get a long bar like this .
    Cyclone 1650 x 25mm Hex Fencing Bar - Bunnings Australia

    I have a few . Some of them I bent the ends...
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    Depends on what wood as to how hard or easy as...

    Depends on what wood as to how hard or easy as well . Its the first plunge that is hardest. When it gets tough I plunge a few mm in then move the chisel over and do a few mm deeper with a half bite...
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    For a chisel mortiser to work well it needs a...

    For a chisel mortiser to work well it needs a dovetailed way that is sturdy . A long arm for leverage to plunge a chisel .
    A motor powerful enough to not jam from chips in between the chisel and...
  48. Thread: Wadkin PK Gen 4

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    Its making My eyes water I think . I cant read...

    Its making My eyes water I think . I cant read the price?? what happened to it :)



    I bought one last Feb of same guy and it cost $400 inc post and stupid import duties.

    PK switch 132 UK...
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    Ha Ha, Tell me what you dont like about Zinc...

    Ha Ha, Tell me what you dont like about Zinc Henry. I'm eager to learn more . I thought it was easy to cast and machine and would hold up. Certainly Brass or Bronze would look and probably be better...
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    What a ripper Zac. Robinson gear is the best. Its...

    What a ripper Zac. Robinson gear is the best. Its number 770 saw of the TD-E type. Theres at least another 669 of them out there somewhere.
    Where did you find that and how did you get it on and off...
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