Making Ply - then and now

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Making Ply - then and now

Post by dewaltdisney » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:50 am

I came across this by chance and enjoyed watching. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF5LVBW1vl8 I like the machine that patches the knots out.

Not changed that much just less labour.

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Post by Job and Knock » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:15 pm

There used to be one firm in the UK who were quite well known for manufacturing rotary veneer lathes - Pickles of Hebden Bridge. When they ceased trading around 1970 they were the last firm to have offered such machinery - none of the post WWII major manufacturers (e.g. White's of Paisley, Sagar, Robinson, Wadkin, Wilson Brothers, etc) having ever offered such machinery AFAIK. Somewhere or other I still have a Pickles catalogue
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Post by fin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:45 pm

wonder how many times the fella at the start had fallen in the water when he was on the logs haha
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Post by Dave54 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:47 pm

Job and Knock wrote:There used to be one firm in the UK who were quite well known for manufacturing rotary veneer lathes - Pickles of Hebden Bridge. When they ceased trading around 1970 they were the last firm to have offered such machinery - none of the post WWII major manufacturers (e.g. White's of Paisley, Sagar, Robinson, Wadkin, Wilson Brothers, etc) having ever offered such machinery AFAIK. Somewhere or other I still have a Pickles catalogue
But then of course we actually made stuff here.
And the tools and machinery to make it.
The only time I've actually seen any Pickles machinery, was at a closing down sale nearly 30 years ago.
There was a huge 36" Pickles planer there. I quite fancied it, but TBH it looked pretty scary!
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