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wallace

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I had the good fortune to visit an old foundry to buy a couple of machines recently. This is one of them. Its quite a nice little thing with a bobbin on the backside.

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I really like these old isolators

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I didn't think it wise to plug it in

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First balls up

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The sandpaper is held in place by a ring with wing nuts on the stretch the paper over a cork insert.

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Original colour very similar to wadkin

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A nice brass makers tag which should look good once tarted up

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A pretty neat way of holding paper for the bobbin

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I don't get the four plugs in the ends bells, on one end their is brass plugs pressed in and on the other end theirs pig threaded plugs.

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When you have a 12" disc sander an 18" is a welcome beast.

In the first picture I can see the bottom bar holds a guard of sorts at the left end and there is another curved piece on the right. Is that a table/fence to keep a piece aligned when sanding on the drum?

It looks like you can turn different sized wood drums to suit the work. Are there coned washers that hold it together. It looks like one could use the same principal to turn a wood lathe into a sander when needed.

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Yeah their is some kind of fence on the drum part. The wooden drum is kept together by metal cups at each end. It would be pretty easy to make them drums of different diameters.
 

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A bit more done.
The motor back together sanded and primed

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A box of bits ready for cleaning

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A soak in that magic evaporust stuff

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a quick clean on the wire wheel, then in the blackening solution

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A liberal splash of wd40

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BIts sanded and primed

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Primer helps to highlight bits that need more bodge

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The table was pretty rusty but cleaned up nice with very little pitting

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I found his under the rust

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A bit more done. This is the casting I dropped.

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To keep it in place I glue it together

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Then drill and tap

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Of coarse the sole goal of a small tap is to break

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Not pretty but secure and filler can hide anything

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The isolator has been bashed at some point and is close to dropping to bits

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Mig to rescue again

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I got a bit paint on bits

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The switch is in reasonable condition inside

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I need to find a source for 6mm cork or rubber to repair the disc

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On a different note I've had this apple tree root ball sat around for a couple of years. I was hoping to stick it on the lathe and see what comes out. I wonder if this fungi will improve it or eat it

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Finished. I got some self adhesive neoprene for the wheel

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I got the foundry where I got this from to cast me some double mitres for the pk, out of bronze

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I saw the second photo, and thought, "It's in his bedroom!!" Just for a moment or two.
Then looked properly....

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