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Member postings for Ernest Carty

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Thread: Myford Rack and feed tailstock
16/04/2012 15:47:50

Hi all I made my rack and feed tailstock mechanism usig a Fruit press(Vertical Type) Try to get one with a Ram with the rack in it as near to same diameter as the bore of the tailstock barrel ,if not you will have to bore out the casting to suit carefully to maintain accuracy and bore a new Morse taper in the Ram,or you can simply Extend the barrel by fitting the ram to the end of barrell by whatever means this allows you to revert to the original setup that came with the lathe a method I choose to adopt. You can also use the head which contains the pinion and the feed handle,I had to cut this off the press and machine a recees to allow it to be fixed to the tailstock casting using Dowels and Grubscews .Again this must be done accurately to maintain the correct mesh between Rack and Pinion.A cheap source for Fruit presses is Car Boot fairs or Charity shops I bought both mine for 50 p each ,I need the other one for to covert my 9" South Bend.Hope this helps .EDC

Thread: 3" Scale Foden Wagon
16/04/2012 15:28:53

Hello has anyone recently machined a cylinder block for this model,the drawing I have from T.Morris is very cluttered making reading of it very difficult ,I would like to hear from anyone who has done this,also a Electronic book was produced in 2008 by AET Marshall detailing the build of this Model but is now no longer available,does anyone have a copy or original for sale or hire /lend all costs met.Thanks EDC

Thread: Manual for Boxford VM30 milling machine
16/04/2012 15:22:36

H i does anyone have aManual for the Boxford VM 30 Milling Machine?A good photo copy or loan or original would be appreciated all costs met natuarlly .I havseen a copy from the Lathes .co .site and it is not very detailing so an Origan factory manual will be better ,Unfortuneatly Boxfods no longer have any left thanks in advance for any help.

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