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After the “No Quadrant? No Problem!” article went up, I got a bunch of requests for the rough castings. My original patterns were pretty basic and after cranking out four sets of the quadrants for the Wadkin PK, I decided I should refine the pattern to help reduce the number of machine operations required to […]

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No quadrant? No problem!

So let’s say you went out and bought yourself a really nice Wadkin PK dimension saw. This is the holy grail of table saws (unless you own a Whitney No. 77 Variety saw with a rolling table). Your friends will be so impressed. You take a whole bunch of pictures of the difficult removal and […]

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The Rarest of the Rare

There’s a hole in my neighborhood down which of late I cannot help but fall -Elbow Some machines are hard to find. Even impossible. As scarce as hen’s teeth, as scarce as the truth or as scarce as butter (if you live in Norway) I spent the better part of the past ten years turning […]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

I found this Wadkin EP shaper on e-bay this morning. Interestingly, the table appears to have been rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. This basically moves the operator position to the right side of the shaper. I’m trying to figure out why you’d do this. The shaper on the left is the machine in question. The […]

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On June 21st, 2010, Maynards hosted the on-line liquidation of Cole Pattern & Engineering in Fort Wayne, Indiana.   This is another sale that I stumbled upon while searching for Wadkin parts. The only item I was interested in was a Wadkin WL 20 vertical milling machine. This mill is much bigger and heavier than […]

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Peerless Aluminum Foundry, Bridgeport, CT

On May 26th, 2010, Koster Industries hosted the on-line liquidation of Peerless Aluminum Foundry in Bridgeport, CT. I happened upon the on-line ad for this auction while searching for some Wadkin parts (the day before the sale). What caught my eye was a Wadkin RU lathe. The RU is a pattern makers lathe with a […]

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