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Re: Wadkin RS6

A few little job and then its done, the handle for the cross slide needed tarting up a bit. https://i.imgur.com/lRwSFSb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Cwv5KP2.jpg?1 Then I needed a pin to centre the tail stock, the only stuff I could find was an old stair rod https://i.imgur.com/Hh2wapQ.jpg?1 Took me a cou...
by wallace
03 Aug 2020, 15:20
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

I had one of those top trumps discussions on facebook with a bloke saying his laguna lathe was better than the RS lathe. They weigh about 35Okg which is about the weight of the RS bed. The whole RS weighs 75Okg for the small bed version. It also has a huge capacity. The lagunnas cost nearly £6k new,...
by wallace
30 Jul 2020, 09:27
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

A bit more done, the best way to clean up your knobs is stick it in a drill and spin in your hand with sand paper. Then finish of with t cut. https://i.imgur.com/UTGTKcg.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/55uu5rf.jpg?1 The same goes for the horn handles https://i.imgur.com/CNn3Bvp.jpg?1 The handle on the ban...
by wallace
29 Jul 2020, 17:21
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Its a pattern makers lathe and is also a favourite of production turners
by wallace
20 Jul 2020, 23:05
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

I got the parts back off Mr Doubleboost and am very pleased. He subbed the gibs to a pro shop and they are ground perfectly. You cant grumble at £2O each. https://i.imgur.com/yKMzlji.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HzT5YzA.jpg?1 What break https://i.imgur.com/geD4PbY.jpg?1 Wadkin always painted inside their...
by wallace
20 Jul 2020, 17:01
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

I got my gun from the place that does my paint. It was only £3O. When I priced them online they were priced at £9O. I don't really get the huge difference in price between a pro gun and a cheaper one. There pretty simple things. I presume the nozzle is where the magic happens. One big mistake I made...
by wallace
15 Jul 2020, 16:25
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Time to throw some paint at it. I use enamel for the black stuff which is very forgiving and easy to spray on. https://i.imgur.com/Mi4B0Gt.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/8fw1Yev.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/wDWs82u.jpg?1 For the grey parts I use 2 pack which can be a bit arsy for the untrained like me. The ...
by wallace
15 Jul 2020, 14:40
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Not much to report, just sanding grunt work. I did try a new product which is great. Polyester spray filler. The only downside is you have about 25 mins to spray it and get the remnants out of the gun before it starts to cure. Its horrible to clean out the gun, no thinners I have would touch it. I b...
by wallace
12 Jul 2020, 16:27
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Rod wrote:Things are getting shiny.
That Myford lathe must be worth a few coppers nowadays.

Rod


The guy wanted £2k for it which I suppose is a good price considering its never been used.
by wallace
08 Jul 2020, 09:03
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Just to illustrate what a state my place is in, this was my work shop 5 years ago. https://i.imgur.com/gGPsfbK.jpg?1 And now a it of a dump https://i.imgur.com/kwrtgWV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HzyxN6O.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/mCyx6Yq.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/ldbnP9D.jpg?1 A bit more, the broken par...
by wallace
07 Jul 2020, 17:15
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Rod wrote:It’s looking good - how many spare bits have you stored?

Rod


My workshop is quite big 15m by 5m and is quite full of junk. My daughter at the age of 22 no longer uses her wendy house I built for her which is 12'by8' this is now an overflow junk store, I mean parts department :D
by wallace
04 Jul 2020, 09:24
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Everything got a splash of zinc primer followed by more filler https://i.imgur.com/Tz8AqPS.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/3y3I3Mn.jpg?1 made a bit shiny https://i.imgur.com/GFYj63k.jpg?1 Then to the motor https://i.imgur.com/EobNvUh.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/eUMRLlg.jpg?1 Once you take the pulley support...
by wallace
03 Jul 2020, 18:11
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Originally they used a black lead based filler, during war time they just painted bare castings, then they used a white spray type filler.
by wallace
27 Jun 2020, 09:37
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

A bit more done, I got he bed filled and prepped https://i.imgur.com/VeK0yN2.jpg I'm undecided what to do with the window at the top of the head stock. I could put some Perspex in or have the on off buttons mounted on a piece of metal https://i.imgur.com/P6Sohw0.jpg?1 Been working through a box of p...
by wallace
25 Jun 2020, 17:41
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

A bit more done, There is a broken bolt in the headstock, this attaches the bed. It must of been really tightened to snap the head off a 5(8ths bolt. I tried a stud extractor pretty much knowing it wouldn't work. These things rarely do. https://i.imgur.com/N0rHA3k.jpg?1 Next I tried welding a nut on...
by wallace
19 Jun 2020, 10:22
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

kirkpoore1 wrote:I was going to suggest a needle scaler, and then Pop!, it shows up in the last picture. I've tried one once and was pretty cool. I have friends who swear by them.

Kirk


The only problem is they are air hungry and my little compressor struggles
by wallace
14 Jun 2020, 00:14
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

DaveL wrote:That workmate looks a little unhappy!


I'm always amazed how much the poor thing can handle
by wallace
12 Jun 2020, 20:09
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RS6

Mike, I'll do a little writeup and post some catalogue pics on future threads :D A bit more done, as you can see the paint is a bit pants. https://i.imgur.com/FlBoF9C.jpg?1 Some of it was hard going and I had to resort to a hammer and chisel https://i.imgur.com/GpskAFo.jpg?1 Then I got a bit carried...
by wallace
12 Jun 2020, 17:45
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Wadkin RS6

Next on the list is a spontaneous purchase I made off facebook. A rough little RS6". It came from a master wheelwright in devon. Its missing its tool banjo which is going to hard to find. I had one in my stash but used it on another lathe a couple of months ago. https://i.imgur.com/3FBJSEi.jpg?...
by wallace
10 Jun 2020, 18:21
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RS6
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: Wadkin RB restoration

Its lucky I have lots of big trees and tall hedges otherwise I would be getting order from the council
by wallace
10 Jun 2020, 09:52
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RB restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 2870

Re: Wadkin RB restoration

Thanks Steve, yes I've already dragged it in, its an RS lathe. I really want to clear around my workshop, it looks like a scrap yard.
by wallace
09 Jun 2020, 17:20
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RB restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 2870

Re: Wadkin RB restoration

Another amazing transformation. Do keep them coming :) My uncle was a woodworker of some sort. I was too young to ask more about what he did and there is no one left to ask. He had 2 half fingers. Looking at those historic pictures I can see how that was possible. I think they were pretty advanced ...
by wallace
09 Jun 2020, 12:36
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RB restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 2870

Re: Wadkin RB restoration

Just about completed. I thought I'd have a play with matt paint https://i.imgur.com/JOFvMDd.jpg?2 https://i.imgur.com/6E4To9X.jpg?2 https://i.imgur.com/snOV1n2.jpg?2 https://i.imgur.com/utR7vc4.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/loRYmlY.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/oGpHmkg.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/bAmJiQy.jpg?...
by wallace
07 Jun 2020, 17:22
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RB restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 2870

Re: Wadkin RB restoration

I flushed the bearings and blew the motor out. I was going to take it to bits completely but the end bells were very reluctant to come off so I left well alone. Oil bath bearings? I don't see a fill tube or port. Kirk There greased bearings. There is a grease nipple on the pulley side but nothing o...
by wallace
05 Jun 2020, 09:00
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RB restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 2870

Re: Wadkin RB restoration

Malc2098 wrote:Looking good. Blimey, that red's red!


Pillar box red, cant get any more british than that.

Mike its not pneumatic just has a rubber layer. You just wrap a length of paper around and it is secured with a cam
by wallace
04 Jun 2020, 19:32
 
Forum: Machines & Power Toolery
Topic: Wadkin RB restoration
Replies: 33
Views: 2870
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