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wadkin RS

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Andyp » 28 Jan 2018, 09:19

MattS wrote:Great work as ever, seeing slightly tatty handles shining like they have just left the factory is very satisfying to watch. Amazing story r.e the factory floor... glad someone spotted this blocks and asked.


Agreed. And I look foreard to the WIP of the laying.
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby wallace » 28 Jan 2018, 16:37

Bill don't feel as if you must comment, I know people like seeing these lumps resurrected.
Matt, Richard findley arranged to have a good few shipped to Canada and Jack has been divvying them out to fellow wadkinites, its called the blockhead club.
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby wallace » 31 Jan 2018, 18:05

I made some good progress assembling

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Does any one know the purpose of the hole at the end of the banjo, maybe for holding a template?

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The handle was broken on this so I made a new one out of wadkin flooring

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Not that any one is going to see the underside I like to paint these red

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Malc2098 » 31 Jan 2018, 18:15

Oh, I say!
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Rod » 31 Jan 2018, 18:36

You are a Magician!!

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby fiveeyes » 01 Feb 2018, 04:14

This is as good as it gets for me..I worked in a machine shop for short while..must be an absolute pleasure to use such fine machinery. carry on
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Phil » 01 Feb 2018, 08:00

Looking very smart! :D
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Robert » 01 Feb 2018, 10:01

Your work looks impressive in the normal forum view but clicking the pictures to see them large is even better!

I had to go back to page 1 to see the 'before' shots again.
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby wallace » 01 Feb 2018, 18:55

The hand wheel that I chose was too big so I needed to get a bush luckily it was a standard imperial size 1" and 3/4 bore. £2

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I always enjoy doing the tags

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A big PK comes in handy for laying finished parts out

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Malc2098 » 01 Feb 2018, 19:19

Stoppit! I'm not sure I can take any more!! :eusa-drool:
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Andyp » 01 Feb 2018, 20:48

Nice touch to use that old flooring for the handle.
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby wallace » 06 Feb 2018, 18:07

When I have a machine that's not going to be restored for a while I cover it with waxoyle, this was left over from when I was a kid and had a little MG car. That makes this tin 25 years old :shock: Anyway this lathe has been stood outside with minimal cover for a year. I have found it works its way into parts and helps a lot when dissembling.

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They had some pitting so I cleaned them up with the ROS

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Then finished with scotchbrite

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The wadkin lettering is probably the worst I've come across, the casting mould must have messed up because it was a mess. Its took alot of work with burr's and mini grinding discs on the dremmel to tidy it up.

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Rod » 06 Feb 2018, 18:56

Waxoyl - I used to use that stuff on minis too. I came across the original pump for it a few weeks ago.

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Mike G » 07 Feb 2018, 13:51

This is almost enough to make me yearn for a lathe.

Almost.
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Malc2098 » 07 Feb 2018, 15:20

Didn't there used to be some form gun/applicator for waxoyl so you could squirt into the holes in your chassis rails?!
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby 9fingers » 07 Feb 2018, 15:24

Malc2098 wrote:Didn't there used to be some form gun/applicator for waxoyl so you could squirt into the holes in your chassis rails?!


Yes, just as Rod mentioned two posts up? :D

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Malc2098 » 07 Feb 2018, 15:26

9fingers wrote:
Malc2098 wrote:Didn't there used to be some form gun/applicator for waxoyl so you could squirt into the holes in your chassis rails?!


Yes, just as Rod mentioned two posts up? :D

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby 9fingers » 07 Feb 2018, 15:33

Malc2098 wrote:
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Malc2098 wrote:Didn't there used to be some form gun/applicator for waxoyl so you could squirt into the holes in your chassis rails?!


Yes, just as Rod mentioned two posts up? :D

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Who reads posts, when there pictures like these on there?!! :D


I have to admit it seems to be a dying art Malc.
It seems that many like their information with lots of white space to avoid being distracted by the previous lines :lol:

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Malc2098 » 07 Feb 2018, 16:07

That wkd boy is emerging again!
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby fiveeyes » 10 Feb 2018, 03:52

Mike G wrote:This is almost enough to make me yearn for a lathe.

Almost.


Pretty much agree with Mike on this,BUT, if I could have one like this one..no brainer..I'll take one!!
looking forward..bill..
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby wallace » 15 Feb 2018, 17:48

I thought I would try some filling primer for the lettering, I wasn't impressed by the stuff I tried.

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby wallace » 22 Feb 2018, 18:37

I plan on running this with a vfd and will need to cut a hole in the electrickery door to mount the control panel, the one on this was far to nice to be chopping up so I paid my old dealer a visit and he had a plane one.

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I find its best to clean the detail out with a small drill bit, if you use a wire wheel it removes metal and round the edges.

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I have started to put bits back together so it shouldn't be long now

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While I was rutting around at the dealers I found this carriage, it must be from a very early RS.

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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Malc2098 » 22 Feb 2018, 18:59

I know I'm a simple fellow, but I love that rack!
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Mike G » 22 Feb 2018, 21:54

Wallace....sees a bit of unrecognisable rusty cast iron which doesn't go on any machine he owns.......buys it. :D

Jeez, you must have a workshop and store the size of Texas.
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Re: wadkin RS

Postby Mike G » 22 Feb 2018, 21:56

Malc2098 wrote:I know I'm a simple fellow, but I love that rack!


I would too if it weren't for that ghastly blot on the 6th tooth along from the left. Nuke it from space, I say. :lol:
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