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Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby tracerman » 29 Nov 2015, 19:45

Whats happened to the Wallace's of this world with their machine porn ?

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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby wallace » 03 Jan 2016, 22:11

Steve sorry I've been busy actually using the lovely wadkin lumps for the last 8 months. During that time I realised my workshop was a nightmare to make stuff in. I am just starting a workshop extension and will be thinning the herd so to speak. I have a lot of machines just waiting to be restored and I am having withdrawl from making rusty lumps look nice again. I did get this lovely little bench drill which is a very rare beast. It was built for the aircraft industry. I drove 600 miles to collect it. I just had to have it.
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I also got a monster 30" disc and bobbin sander which is a bit rough but should be nice once done.

If you need a little fix, I made a little website just for fun. It has some usefull info if anyone wants to date there wadkin machines properly.

http://www.wadkinrestorations.co.uk/
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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby tracerman » 04 Jan 2016, 10:13

Wallace - I viewed the whole website , an inspiration and motivator . Just what I needed to drag me out of the post-Noel depression . Thanks once again .

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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby Mike G » 07 Jan 2016, 17:50

wallace wrote:........ I also got a monster 30" disc and bobbin sander which is a bit rough but should be nice once done.........


I NEED to see this. Need, I say. My dad had a disc sander of about that size, and it was just about the most used tool in his workshop I reckon.
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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby wallace » 07 Jan 2016, 19:43

Here you go mike

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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby DaveL » 07 Jan 2016, 20:01

That is one hell of a disc sander, how easy is it to get abrasive big enough to fit, or do you have stick a number of bits on?
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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby Wizard9999 » 07 Jan 2016, 20:58

The wheelbarrow is helpful for scale. I assume you have a disused aircraft hanger for a workshop :lol: .

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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby Mike G » 07 Jan 2016, 21:44

wallace wrote:Here you go mike


Thanks Wallace. That looks amazing..............and...........erm............big.

DaveL wrote:That is one hell of a disc sander, how easy is it to get abrasive big enough to fit, or do you have stick a number of bits on?


Who needs abrasive? That wheel's surface looks like it would do a pretty good job on its own...... :lol:
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Postby Wizard9999 » 07 Jan 2016, 22:50

Mike G wrote:
wallace wrote:Here you go mike


Thanks Wallace. That looks amazing..............and...........erm............big.



If that is too small Mike I have just spotted a twin 32 in her on a certain auction website :lol: .

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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby wallace » 08 Jan 2016, 11:42

They came with a big clamp for gluing sand paper to the disc. I've got some paper from a big belt sander that I can cut up. I've already got a more reasonable size 14" disc sander and a bobbin sander in the workshop. This monster is purely to have fun with and then sell on and then I can buy more rusty stuff
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Re: Anybody got a nice resto project we can drool over ?

Postby tracerman » 20 Mar 2016, 14:45

Wallace - have you managed to do any resto work on that disc and bobbin sander ? and how is the workshop extension going ? just wondering .
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