Here is a list of all the postings daveb has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Super7 headstock oiler|
I've seen a few Myford Super7s with a flip top oiler on top of the headstock front bearing (the tapered bronze bush). Is this a factory fitted item? The wick lubricator seems to work well enough but I wondered if this was a factory mod for sustained high speed operation. Dave.
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
|Thread: fire warning|
|Thread: AMOLCO milling attachment|
I had a Rodney attachment with my ML7, the cross slide wasn't rigid enough for milling, fitting a Super7 cross slide was a huge improvement. The attachment is intended to use the Myford patent 2MT collets, these are available used. Chucks use up a lot of space between the spindle nose and cross slide of which there isn't much to begin with. The prices being asked for used Rodney attachments is almost enough for a used milling machine - unless you really must have all the Myford attachments - that would probably be more useful. Machines with hammer marks were usually not paid for by the user!
|Thread: Boll Aero|
Small compression ignition engines can be difficult to start, an electric starter motor would make life easier. I still have the scars from the one I had over 50 years ago.
|Thread: Meteor detecting|
|Thread: Red fibre gasket material|
It is called Red Fibreboard, appears to be made of compressed, chemically treated felt. I have some thick stuff, how much do you need?
Hmmmm, I think I've been watching too much TV, I read the thread title as Embarrasing Itching!
|Thread: Alba 1A Shaper.|
My Alba shaper had both horizontal and vertical feeds, I believe the vertical feed was an optional extra. The only thing this model lacked was the table support, which isn't a problem if depth of cut is reasonable.
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
Thank you all for socks/trousers putter onner info.
Any of you with bad backs, if you are not already aware, the problem will not go away. While you are fit enough to move about, get youself some walking sticks, crutches, a Zimmer frame and whatever else you need for minimum mobility BEFORE you need it. If you leave it until your back packs up, you get in a NHS Catch 22 situation where you have to go somewhere to be assessed. NOT useful at all if you need crutches (which you haven't got) to go and get crutches. You may not think it important until you actually have a problem but a week or more without sleep will definitely change your mind. You will be fortunate indeed to get any effective pain relief without visiting your GP, which you will not be able to do without some mobility aids.
Ady1, I know what you mean about getting socks on. When my back plays up, I have a sockless week (or month) depending on how bad it is. Sometimes it has to be a trouserless week, I don't go out much when it's that bad!
Michael, thanks for the Grey Flash links. Very pretty too! I could almost forgive them for only being half a bike.
|Thread: Myford gearbox question|
Mark, your post crossed with mine, glad you sorted the problem. I've had leadscrew handwheels on all my lathes, I turn the leadscrew by hand whilst moving the gearbox levers, probably kinder to the machine than trying to engage the gears while it's running.
You would have had to take the top off the gearbox to fit it. On the underside of the gearbox ABC lever there is a quadrant, a bronze slipper fits onto this, the oblong part engages in a slot in a sliding gear. It sounds as if the slipper is either not engaged with the sliding gear of it has fallen off. It needs to be supported with a finger and guided into position when refitting the top of the gearbox.
|Thread: Myford Lathe Tool Inserts|
|Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion|
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