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  • #16

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    Always good to see how you fix broken stuff Mark. It’s all looking great

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    • #17

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      Chris I got the bearings from a local little supplier, I was expecting silly prices from them but all the silly prices came from the big boys, bearing boys etc. These bearings are for the ZF motor. Heres a link to them https://bearingtraders.com/

      A bit more done, the column for the crown guard was a bit crusty and took a good 4 hrs to get to bits







      I think this is the first time a stud extractor has actually worked







      Everything got a coat of zinc primer followed by a coat of filler primer



      Then topcoat





      This is for the slider carriage, its supposed to be brass coloured




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      • #18

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        But it looks a bit West Coast Customs


        I picked up a nice catalogue recently which had this nice lump in it, 36" blade

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        • #19

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          Rebuild looking good.

          As for the stud extractor I've never had much luck with that style found the square ones with flutes that you tap in with a hammer worked better.

          Paul
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          • #20

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            The crown guard has suffered a bit







            Used silicon bronze wire in the mig







            This is part of the fence and just for the wadkin geeks, they were still using the fence of the PJ which was a 2O's machine on this 1941 machine.



            On the base it has a strip machined in it that slots into the dovetail slot in the table. On later versions these strips are removeable to change when worn.
            The strips on mine are quite worn and theirs a bit missing so I'm going to get them machined off and a slot put in to receive a strip that matches the table slot.




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            • #21

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              This is the wire I use in the mig. It costs 4 times the normal stuff, I think its for welding dissimilar metals.



              The sliding table is pretty crusty





              But clean underneath



              It has hardened strips set into the casting where it rolls on the bearings



              To clean the rust off I removed the thick with scotchbrite and degreaser



              Then laid kitchen roll and soaked it with that magic deruster.





              Time to make stuff shiny






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              • #22

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                Sanded to 1OOO grit then polished

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                • #23

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                  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










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                  • #24

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                    More shiny stuff.









                    I remembered I'd got this nice little Brittool socket set from a car boot a few years ago, I always meant to clean it up a bit. So whilst I was chucking paint around.







                    I took the base of the fence to that doubleboost guy. he lives quite close to me and he does some cracking work.

                    https://youtu.be/H3K_p5f5axw
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                    • #25

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                      Hey! I watched that doubleboost video just yesterday. His solution to securing the piece to the milling machine table was awesome!

                      Craig

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                      • #26

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                        Hmmm. Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch - but every photo in this thread has disappeared

                        Edit: all photos now show (phew).

                        Cheers, Vann.
                        Last edited by J Vann; 11-27-2019, 04:58 AM.
                        Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.

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                        • #27

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                          Been away for awhile. Looking good Mark, I always enjoy your restorations. Did it take much of a whack to get those end rings off?
                          Ryan

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                          • #28

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                            Originally posted by danemp View Post
                            Been away for awhile. Looking good Mark, I always enjoy your restorations. Did it take much of a whack to get those end rings off?
                            I had to first find out which end comes off, sometimes they are threaded and sometimes peened over. These were peened so I had to grind a bit off before giving it a wack
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                            • #29

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                              More progress













                              I got the fence back from Mr Boost



                              Heres the next part of the machine work

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5flkfTXmMg

                              Lots of high build primer to level out the crown guard








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                              • #30

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                                I've had some brass knurled nuts made, I think there pretty good for £6 each. I also found some new button oilers and flip top oilers and got some nice brass bar


                                I picked up this britool socket set at a car boot for £5, 6 years ago, whilst I was painting I thought I would give it a spruce up wadkin styly


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