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Thread: S7 saddle
25/07/2020 09:22:43

Hi Alan,

This is the link from Neil Wyatt with more information:- **LINK**


Thread: Super 7 not facing flat
18/07/2020 10:38:40

Either a worn or badly adjusted saddle. as when new, they are set to face slightly Concave.

Discussed before an here :-**LINK**

Thread: Wohlhaupter UPA4 Boring and Facing Head Operation
12/07/2020 14:48:46

It;s been about 30 years since I had one apart, so memory might be a bit hazy about their construction.

Looking at the instructions and exploded parts photo for the NAREX MTE range of boring heads, they appear to be of a similar internal construction and so this might help:- **LINK**

Thread: What is this cutter used for?
04/07/2020 18:44:55

Probably for interpolating this groove form on a CNC machine:- Dovetail Seal Groove

Thread: fusion 360 cam
29/06/2020 09:39:14

To use Pocketing with an open pocket in ViualMill, you can either,

1) Select the sketch in Alibre that you used for the Extrude Cut ( you need to extend the "open side" of the sketch by more than the the cutter radius) as the Drive or Containment region

2) Create another sketch in Alibre, on the top or base of the pocket, that also extends beyond the open side by again, more than the cutter radius and select this sketch for the Drive or Containment region.

The second option would also allow you to use the Pocketing operation and get a full clean up of the edges, in the above tests.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 29/06/2020 10:16:11

28/06/2020 19:57:20

Using 2 Axis (2D) Facing in AlibreCAM gives you this:-

Edit:- "Select Flat Area" used

test mill.jpg

Edited By Nick Hughes on 28/06/2020 20:11:57

Thread: Myford Ml7 micrometer dial.
10/06/2020 15:16:30

There are resettable dials available in either Imperial or Metric from Myford Ltd :- ML7 Resettable Dials

I use these on my vertical slides.


Thread: Split-spoke wheel castings- where from?
08/05/2020 13:57:17

That numbering system is used by Mark Wood Wheels.

T15 is not currently listed but the same style, in a different scale are:- Mark Wood Wheels (N15 is also listed), so he probably did them at one time (T14, T16 and up, are still listed).

Recognised the numbering, as I had my Castle wheel castings from him.


Edited By Nick Hughes on 08/05/2020 14:10:39

Thread: Old steam boiler
26/04/2020 16:54:57

Mamod SE3:- **LINK**

Plug in the end when removed, is for the water level as the boiler is filled through the safety valve bush

Edit:- Journeyman beat me to it

Edited By Nick Hughes on 26/04/2020 16:57:42

Thread: Mitutoyo depth gauge problem
10/04/2020 19:28:55


Here's a link to the Mitutoyo micrometer instructions, that tell you how to reset/align the counter:-

Mitutoyo Micrometer Instructions

Thread: Machine feet/mounts?
27/03/2020 11:40:59

I've used these on a Colchester Triumph lathe and they have been fine for the last 4 years:-

Machine Mart

Thread: Colchester student 1800 carriage handwheel issues?
20/03/2020 09:36:27

The detent pressure on Colchester Triumphs is adjustable, but don't know if the students are the same. Have a close look at the handwheel collar for a grub screw.

If you find a grub screw but can't tighten it, take it out, as it may be just locking the adjusting screw beneath.


Thread: Toolpost question
12/03/2020 23:56:35

I have the Aa size on my S7.

The standard A size tool holder will not go low enough, BUT the genuine Multifix made some special A size tool holders for the Myford 7 lathes and I think the set was designated Am.


Edit:- Even when using the Aa size with insert tooling, the 8mm square shank tools only just go low enough, to be on centre height (I use 10mm square, milled down to 8mm high, leaving them 10mm wide).

Edited By Nick Hughes on 13/03/2020 00:07:28

Thread: Imperial Electronic Edge Finder
07/03/2020 15:44:17

Linear Tools

Thread: D'Andrea automatic boring head
23/01/2020 14:53:05

Hi David,

I've sent you a message, with a link to the scans of my manual.


Edited By Nick Hughes on 23/01/2020 14:53:29

19/01/2020 13:41:34

Hi David,

I have a couple of printed manuals and one has sectioned drawings, along with part numbers in the back, for the T100 and TA120 to TA220 heads.

If no one offers some electronic copies, I'll scan mine during the next week for you.


Thread: Replacement inverter advise
27/12/2019 13:43:35

Give NewtonTesla a call, regarding repair of your Mitsubishi inverter.

This link takes you to one of their information pages :- **LINK**

Thread: Myford Super 7b lead screw end float
17/12/2019 09:38:36

From the Myford manual, dealing with replacing the Half Nuts, so ignore the reference to the Saddle and Carriage:-

annotation 2019-12-17 092702.jpg

Thread: Stuart S50 (Want to cry)
13/12/2019 15:21:50


Posted by Michael Edwards 1 on 13/12/2019 08:52:31:

Thanks guys.some really good feedback. I will hold off and wait to see what the next cover is like.

The mill I have is a Boxford VM30 with 30International taper (30int takes up a lot of throat space). Looking to make some low profile 30Int adaptors at some point. because if you put in a co-axial indicator or drilling chuck it will only fit if knee is all the way down and the job is low on the table. Even trying to put a spring loaded tap follower in can be a challenge.



Hi Michael,

Have a look at the 30Int taper collets that I keep recommending to people on here.

Link in this thread

Edited By Nick Hughes on 13/12/2019 15:23:49

Thread: Resilient motor mount retaining clips.
27/11/2019 14:49:42

Even later to the party, Remco list them as "Latches for resilient mounting rings" on page 84 of this catalogue:-


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