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    Just about finished...

    Just about finished
    https://i.imgur.com/qhMjnMJ.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/GI8GtyA.jpg
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    When I got the strips done for the base I had them slightly oversize so I...
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    It came with the saw, which is a 1941 machine....

    It came with the saw, which is a 1941 machine. I've had another iron handwheel pk and it too had a bronze guard. I think when the handwheels went to aluminium some time in the 4O's so did the guard
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    I got some new pins and made them pointy to help...

    I got some new pins and made them pointy to help in guiding them into the holes in the motor. I still couldn't get the motor on its base, the side of the motor foot is machined and goes against a...
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    Lettering turned out ok...

    Lettering turned out ok
    https://i.imgur.com/oIwfjzE.jpg?1
    Did a bit fettling on the fence
    https://i.imgur.com/Tql9Vrt.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/rVxWE7g.jpg?1
    If you've ever used normal masking...
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    My last pk had it stamped on the slider frame

    My last pk had it stamped on the slider frame
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    More progress https://i.imgur.com/sc2c5Yy.jpg...

    More progress
    https://i.imgur.com/sc2c5Yy.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/QEMCYGk.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/6nBzMqu.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/pvXSio8.jpg?1
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    More shiny stuff....

    More shiny stuff.
    https://i.imgur.com/JDICPlz.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Y983Jhf.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/uv9hY4O.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/kZPMwyF.jpg?1
    I remembered I'd got this nice little...
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    The evaporust didn't work very well. The solution...

    The evaporust didn't work very well. The solution has maybe been used too much or it was too rusty.
    I reverted back to razor method
    https://i.imgur.com/DVvuXcx.jpg?1...
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    This is the wire I use in the mig. It costs 4...

    This is the wire I use in the mig. It costs 4 times the normal stuff, I think its for welding dissimilar metals.
    https://i.imgur.com/MOa9r9x.jpg
    The sliding table is pretty crusty...
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    The crown guard has suffered a bit...

    The crown guard has suffered a bit
    https://i.imgur.com/OQGjewC.jpg?2
    https://i.imgur.com/G6aaslH.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/e2jCRG8.jpg?1
    Used silicon bronze wire in the mig...
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    Its supposed to be ground on both sides of the...

    Its supposed to be ground on both sides of the threads to make it fit in the slot. Ive seen alot of times that people have tried to unscrew the bolt which ends up damaging the slot or they try to...
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    A bit more done, the column for the crown guard...

    A bit more done, the column for the crown guard was a bit crusty and took a good 4 hrs to get to bits
    https://i.imgur.com/9Pxkwxv.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/1JRH9iq.jpg?1...
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    Vann this is the ZF version. I havent checked to...

    Vann this is the ZF version. I havent checked to see if the fence is sloppy in the slot, if it is I was intending on building it up with braze and filing down to fit the slot. It doesn't have to...
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    After much searching I found some replacement...

    After much searching I found some replacement bearings, to get original spec for the big one was too expensive for my little wallet so I had to go for a pressed steal I did manage to get a Hoffman...
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    Nice story, thanks for that. The handwheels...

    Nice story, thanks for that.

    The handwheels are a bit crusty
    https://i.imgur.com/yQshoHb.jpg?1
    Stick it on the lathe spin and clean up with a flapper disc on a grinder...
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    This is the stuff I use for filling. Its a lot...

    This is the stuff I use for filling. Its a lot denser than normal filler plus I like the finish.
    https://i.imgur.com/eilh1d3.jpg?1
    wadkin on tiptoes
    https://i.imgur.com/W8wPjCh.jpg?1...
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    Its suffered some damage with a cast lug being...

    Its suffered some damage with a cast lug being knocked off. On later pk's this is attached with a hinge bolted on.
    https://i.imgur.com/CxlkI3o.jpg
    I thought it would be safer to cut the pin then...
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    I've never done one with iron handwheels. I did...

    I've never done one with iron handwheels. I did one a while back that was missing its extension and just made one out of some nice hardwood and put a dovetail slot.
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    wadkin pk restoration

    I sold my beloved pk recently so to cheer myself up I bought another one. The old one had really big tables and took up a lot of room in my shed. This one is normal sized....
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    I've got the original tooling catalogue for the...

    I've got the original tooling catalogue for the WW, theirs no fancy gearing attachment but there is a lathe tailstock. Some of the tooling is labled LP.
    I picked up a catalogue with the king and...
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    I see the LQ has the additional rotary table. I...

    I see the LQ has the additional rotary table. I read in some wadkin literature that these had to be requested when ordering a machine and the factory would not retrofit them.
    That WW is thing of...
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    I like the extension for the crown guard support...

    I like the extension for the crown guard support on the pk
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    I just heated it with a blow torch, nothing fancy

    I just heated it with a blow torch, nothing fancy
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    Finished. I got some self adhesive neoprene for...

    Finished. I got some self adhesive neoprene for the wheel
    https://i.imgur.com/etB9psY.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/O98X0xx.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/jrqbt4B.jpg?1
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    I tried one of the kits from Caswell uk and found...

    I tried one of the kits from Caswell uk and found it a bit weak.
    A bit more done. This is the casting I dropped.
    https://i.imgur.com/8cjdO2i.jpg
    To keep it in place I glue it together...
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    I'm using a product from frost automotive. I...

    I'm using a product from frost automotive. I think its the same stuff you get in the little bottles of gun blue but you get a lot more for your money....
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    A bit more done. The motor back together sanded...

    A bit more done.
    The motor back together sanded and primed
    https://i.imgur.com/BBApuu0.jpg?1
    A box of bits ready for cleaning
    https://i.imgur.com/5T8JCMM.jpg?1
    A soak in that magic evaporust...
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    Sagar sander restoration

    I had the good fortune to visit an old foundry to buy a couple of machines recently. This is one of them. Its quite a nice little thing with a bobbin on the backside....
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    Hi Tyler, the nut required is 1/2" BSW. I thought...

    Hi Tyler, the nut required is 1/2" BSW. I thought I had an original spare but cant find it. The original is plastic with a brass nut in the centre
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    The colour is my usual 7011 from the same place I...

    The colour is my usual 7011 from the same place I have always used, I do think the colour changes over time. The bandsaw was done about 4 years ago and is pretty mucky, plus when you see them...
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    https://i.imgur.com/HEmj7Iq.jpg...

    https://i.imgur.com/HEmj7Iq.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/oCF2hSy.jpg
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    There are times when you just have to give up and...

    There are times when you just have to give up and give the item o the big boys to sought out. After god knows how many hours I spent trying to get the adapter out of the spindle, I took it to a local...
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    Bit more done https://i.imgur.com/OQHttC7.jpg?1...

    Bit more done
    https://i.imgur.com/OQHttC7.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/IihFZPJ.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/693WrrD.jpg?1
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    https://i.imgur.com/TwuIRp1.jpg?1
    Its pretty...
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    A bit more done https://i.imgur.com/uBqSl5i.jpg...

    A bit more done
    https://i.imgur.com/uBqSl5i.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/msjBwYP.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/Jf1ZWTW.jpg
    To align the table
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    This is the column the table rotates on and also...

    This is the column the table rotates on and also the raising gear
    https://i.imgur.com/QpyKTb1.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/zxGZ9mS.jpg
    Somewhere in their is a tapered pin that needs removing to allow...
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    That is very cool Rob, I cant wait till I get my...

    That is very cool Rob, I cant wait till I get my LP done, I picked up a load of old tooling a while back, I think some of it is off a miller as well
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    Vann so I suppose the LR was just a beefier...

    Vann so I suppose the LR was just a beefier version of the LP, a bit like the LS and the LU
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    The machine came with a load of tooling and clamps

    The machine came with a load of tooling and clamps
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    The mounting was done ok with no big holes in the...

    The mounting was done ok with no big holes in the door

    Heres a pic of the first version of the LQ, this one dates from around 1910
    https://i.imgur.com/Nq8dH6M.jpg
    I have the next machine after...
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    Wadkin LQ restoration

    Here we go again folks. This is a wadkin LQ recessor. I think this to be one of the most overlooked machines out their. They generally sell for peanuts and are really useful machines which can bore,...
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    Keep the popcorn bowl out, I'm starting an LQ...

    Keep the popcorn bowl out, I'm starting an LQ soon:D
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    Finished, well just about....

    Finished, well just about.
    https://i.imgur.com/S5JfB3q.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/SXGTuWe.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/xl15egh.jpg?1
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    A bit more done, before it gets too heavy for my...

    A bit more done, before it gets too heavy for my roof joists, its time to put it on a decent reinforced pallet.
    https://i.imgur.com/sX3aiKu.jpg
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    A bit more done, I got all the grey stuff sprayed...

    A bit more done, I got all the grey stuff sprayed with good results.
    https://i.imgur.com/xMOmBvV.jpg?1
    Except a couple of bits developed some fish eyes and this bit needs to be stripped and done...
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    My LP table is in a similar state so I was going...

    My LP table is in a similar state so I was going to do the same. I also picked up a rotary table to put on which should be fun
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    I've done cast iron handwheels before and it...

    I've done cast iron handwheels before and it takes a load more work to achieve a decent shine, its also hard to maintain
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    The guides are in pretty good shape, they just...

    The guides are in pretty good shape, they just need a clean
    https://i.imgur.com/0EW6JUt.jpg?1
    https://i.imgur.com/egeJUN8.jpg?1
    I like to keep each section of a machine in its own box, it saves...
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    To remove the handles is pretty simple, the stub...

    To remove the handles is pretty simple, the stub is peened over.
    https://i.imgur.com/VnGabdi.jpg
    Just drill the top a bit
    https://i.imgur.com/Y7SBJnd.jpg?1
    Then bash it out with a drift...
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    Its pretty cold in the workshop which I don't...

    Its pretty cold in the workshop which I don't mind apart from my hands which hurt due to white finger. This is my solution a chicken brooding lamp.
    https://i.imgur.com/HwYoksS.jpg
    The blower nozzle...
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    A bit more progress. This has been well cared for...

    A bit more progress. This has been well cared for with only one green overpaint which was done really well.
    https://i.imgur.com/XX06lry.jpg
    Starting to prep for etch primer...
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