Welcome to my Website

Welcome to my website where I share information about various machines I’ve restored, and hopefully it may help someone else who’s doing the same.

Occasionally, also I get a few woodworking machines, power tools and accessories for sale.

I’m based in East Kent.

Woodworking Equipment For Sale

A recently restored Dominion planer/thicknesser

A recently restored Dominion planer/thicknesser

 

 

 

 

 

Sedgwick 571 Complete Restoration

This is the complete restoration of a Sedgwick 571 mortising machine.

It arrived partly dismantled but will now be completely stripped down before it’s de-greased, de-rusted and then reassembled after painting and polishing all the parts.

 

Sedgwick 571

Sedgwick mortising machine

 

Woden No.187 Saw Vice

Vintage Woden No.187 saw vice, which is in very good, fully working condition.

Price £60 including delivery

Woden No.187 Saw Vice

Scopas Chops – Carvers’ Vice

Tiranti of London hardware kit to make your own Carvers’ Vice or Scopas Chops. Comprised of heavy duty screw, metal side plates and brass rails. Complete with square headed threaded bar and large wing nut for fixing the vice through a hole in the bench and to allow the vice to be turned through 360º

£22 including postage

Carvers’ Vice or Scopas Chops

Woodworking Equipment For Sale

Tiranti of London Scopas Chops (Carvers’ Vice) Hardware Kit

With this Tiranti of London hardware kit you can make your own Carvers’ Vice or Scopas Chops. Comprised of heavy duty screw, metal side plates and brass rails. Complete with square headed threaded bar and large wing nut for fixing the vice through a hole in the bench and to allow the vice to be turned through 360º

Price £22 including postage

Tiranti of London Scopas Chops


Woden No.187 Saw Vice

Vintage Woden No.187 saw vice, which is in very good, fully working condition.

Price £60 including postage

Woden No.187 Saw Vice

Woden No.187


Router Fence

Porter-cable 42690 Micro-adjust Router Edge and Circle Cutting Guide.

Price £15

Porter-cable 42690 Micro-adjust Router Edge and Circle Cutting Guide


 

Dovetail Jig

Stots Dovetail Template Master

More information here


Woodworking Books For Sale

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Dominion ES2 Planer/thicknesser

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer

This machine is very similar to the Wadkin planer/thicknesser, but has two advantages over it. Firstly, the overall table length is longer at  1220mm. Secondly it operates from one electric motor as opposed to two electric motors on the Wadkin, which makes it difficult and very expensive to use in conjunction with a VFD. The Wadkin uses one motor to drive the cutter block and a second motor to control the speed. The Dominion, on the other hand, uses a gearbox to control the speed and so you only need to use one VFD when using it in conjunction with a single-phase supply.

Immaculate fully restored condition and complete with a prewired and pre-programmed VFD, ready for use on a 240 volt single-phase supply.

Motor 2.2kw (3hp)

Tables 308mm wide – 1220mm long

Thicknesser feed speeds 5m and 9m per min

Thicknesser capacity 308mm X 180mm

Length of thicknesser bed 610mm plus out feed rollers

Weight approximately 600 kgs

To download an original pdf brochure of this machine click here

(Click on any photo to open in new window)

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer now completely restored

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer serrated feed roller and pressure bar

 

Dominion Surfacing and Thicknessing Planer outfeed roller and pressure bar

 

Hitachi M12vc Router

Hitachi M12vc variable speed fixed-base router with 1/4″ and 1/2″ collets. Good condition.
Nickel plated motor housing and 2-stage motor release clamp for quick and accurate depth adjustments.

Electronic speed control maintains constant RPMs even as load varies. Only 79.5dB for a quieter workshop.

Hitachi M12vc variable speed fixed-base router

Hitachi M12vc variable speed fixed-base router

Hitachi M12vc variable speed fixed-base router

Hitachi M12vc variable speed fixed-base router

Mitre/cross-cut Sled

This is my ‘new’ mitre/cross-cut sled and it works brilliantly; very accurate. Will cut from 90° and 45° cuts and any angle in between. I’ve incorporated a recess at the bottom of the fence to accommodate replaceable backing pieces to reduce the chance of tear-out. Also an ‘outboard’ fence which obviously slides independently.

My sled is loosely based on the Incra Miter Express, which looks a great bit of kit but along with the required additional mitre gauge it’s way too expensive for me at around £350.

INCRA Express

INCRA Miter Gauge 1000SE

I set the fence up to make accurate 90° cuts using the method demonstrated by William Ng in his video: 5 Cuts to a “Perfect” Cross-Cut Sled

At first it may seem like a lot of unnecessary faffing about but I can testify from experience that it’s well worth the effort, if you want to produce perfect right-angles.

 

shopbuilt mitre cross-cut sled

shopbuilt mitre cross-cut sled

shopbuilt mitre cross-cut sled

shopbuilt mitre cross-cut sled

shopbuilt mitre cross-cut sled