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Thread: Myford Super 7b lead screw end float
17/12/2019 11:20:42

I have allos fitted the Hemmingway leadscrew thrust bearing as part of reconditioning a 60yo S7. Certainly improved the leadscrew movment, negligible now.

Would say it is a worthwhile modification.


Thread: Extending router shanks
14/11/2019 13:28:28

If you look around the specialist woodworking stores sell router extensions with collets to hold the router bits, can be found with Google.

Thread: PC problem #2
23/09/2019 14:56:31

WiFi is best line of sight with no obstructions, even structures in teh house, chimneys, electric cable locations and water pipes as well as wall materials will impact the signal.

The 2.4Ghz range has better distance than 5GHz as well. We moved house recently and I decided to use the higher speed WiFi in the firewall. Bad move, the laptop gets no signal inthe office and the rest were flaky. Laptop only worked if I used another Access Point (AP) to use as a bridge. Dug out an old Cisco Wireless AP, signal better but low speed, connections more stable, laptop still does not work without the bridge.

Purchased a new high speed AP, mostly stable, work laptop still needs bridge.

Best option relocate internet point to Office, and hardwire work laptop. WiFi AP will be closter to center of the house, all should be fine.

Don't troch the antenna in the laptop, you can do nothing, if possible use an ethernet cable.

I am speaking as a senior network engineer employed by a major US telco supporting Data Center networks, I used to be Cisco certified on wireless but let it lapse as it was nto needed.

Thread: Myford 33t and 34t gears for metric threads
22/08/2019 12:42:40

RDG finally have 34 Tooth gears in stock. They are showing on their websie but not the Ebay store.

I have ordered one and it is currently in transit.


Thread: Myford Super 7 Bed for Power Cross Feed
06/06/2019 13:33:57

Just ge the bed reground. Others in your region will be able advise as to where to get ths done. If nothing else locate a shop with a surface grinde that will accomodate the bed.

I believe that there is a difference in the bed castings, certainly between the pre and post power crossfeed Super 7's. don't know if the ML7R bed is the same as the Power Crossfeed Super 7.

Thread: An old Shaper found in Phuket Town
22/05/2019 13:05:18

The machine shop where I spent my 1st 3 months as a trainee Mechanical Engineer in the early 70's had a muchl arger Butler planer. It was in regular use. That shop was built in the early 1960's.

The old machine shop, about 1928 had a vertical wall planer, also in constant use att he time but was gone by the mid 80's.

That is a small planer.

Thread: Machine moving recommendations.
17/05/2019 13:39:04

I have moved machines previously on a trailer, using either an engine hoist or chain block to load and unload. Lifting chains and web slings are used assist.

Last machine I moved like that was a 1.2t, 18" Alba Shaper.

I the next couple of months I will, be hiring a 3t trailer to move the lathe, shaper and what else I can fit on the trailer, without overloading it, 1800km.

1.5" pipes make wonderful things to move machines on a concrete floor, in conjunction with a br.

Thread: Where can I get a 2 step pulley
16/05/2019 13:11:04

If it is the Motor Pulley for a Super 7 or ML7R, Myford has it.

If you look around you will also find a 2nd hand pulley.

Thread: Myford Clutch Lever fouls the Belt Cover
13/05/2019 14:29:48

Somehting is wrong, when the clutch is disengaged, it moves away from the cover.

I can open the belt cover on my Super 7, 1958 early cone clutch when both the clutch is engaged and disengaged.

What is the age of your lathe and if an early lathe, which clutch?

Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
13/05/2019 11:20:11

Please bear in mind, that you can only store a limited number of issue with Pocket Mags app, before you need to clear all the stored issues, before you can download more on an device with fixed storage such as an Ipad or Android tablet.

Yes the tablet is better reading the current issue, but not convenient for older issues that you are trying find an article in.

When it works the archive can be better for the older issues, the inability to print is a retrograde step. I Australia we could probaly argue that consurer law has been breached by removing feature that was available whe we subscribed.

I do not know if the same would apply in the UK, perhaps someone else could comment.

08/05/2019 12:34:51

I have seen your printing issues with Firefox, never tried IE. The best success that I have had with printing is using the Google Chrome browser.

Thread: ML7 feed screw wear
26/04/2019 13:53:20

For power crossfeed on the S7 you need to purchase the nut/screw assembly, otherwise you can just purchase the nut, unless it has worked hard in an industrial environment. My S7 was 25 years in an industrial setting, I replaced the nuts when i acquired it.

Everything else can usually be fixed by adjustment

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
26/04/2019 13:44:43

You have to rember that these sytem are often driven by marketing, thinking some gimick would be a good selling point. They then pish the software programers to put it in the next model, even if it does not work.

The IT industry has been doing this for years. The clasic was Oracle in the early to mid 90's who released a version full of new features that marketing wanted as selling points. Took 27 maintenance releases to get it working.

As for Car computers, look at the Discovery 3, the dash lights up like a Christmas tree, the vehicle lowers, transmission fault, speed drops to less than 30kmph. Pull over turn off, wait 30 seconds restart. Root c cause is usually one of several things

1. faulty stop light switch, replace.

2. faulty stop/tail light bulb, or not original., but can fit led

3. faulty body earth connection

Had this several times lately, lossening and retightening the earth bolt on the body seems to have fixed the issue.

Thread: Difference in Myford Guard label colours
24/04/2019 12:42:41

My 1958 S7 the raised lettering was a a cream/white, same as the centre of the bed.

Thread: Moving to Australia - Moving Workshop Machines
13/04/2019 14:14:37

Do not bring applinaces like fridges and freezers. They can have problems with the humidity, particularly frost free. They remove a lot of humidity from the fridge, which tehy then evaporate into the the surruounding air. Fridges not built for Australia often cannot evaporte enough of teh condesate and it will overflow and end on the floor.

A sister in law brought a fidge from Iman and has had this issue. Cannot get it fixed because it is not a local model. I have also had teh problem with a Fridge built in Brisbane, Teh manufacturer had to take it back and modify it.

Also voltages can be higher, up to 250 to 260V. Over 20 years ago it was agreed to drop teh ominal voltage to 220, from 240V. Queensland has been slow at this, wath with electronics.

Also be aware ov severe Electrical storms.

Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
13/04/2019 13:20:49

If you are hving a problem with Pocket Mags viewer, log a case with them. I use the Pocket Mags viewer on an Android, works fine, but have never bother to print from it .

If I want to print I always use Chrome on a linux PC. There was an issue recently when Pocket Mags updated their HTML5 viewer, it would not print. I submitted case withthem and it was fixed in a couple of days.

When you submit a case with Pocket Mags list the OS and Browser, with version if you know it. They will investigate the issue.

As regarding the new archive viewer, yes a poll on the printing option is an excellent idea.

Once the html5 Archive Viewer is fixed, long term cosideration should be given to converting the flash to HTML5. I would be surprised if there i not a program that will do the conversion.

Thread: Moving to Australia - Moving Workshop Machines
11/04/2019 11:32:33

I would agree about the Brisbane humidity. Winters are great, can wear shorts and t-shirts all year. At least 6 months of the year it is too hot and humid. I am about 45Km north west of Brisbane.

The humidity is a machine killer and a constant battle. It also means that outside is unpleasant for up to 6 months of the year. After 12 years the humidity is too much and we are in the process of moving south 1600Km to somewhere that has 4 seasons.

Enjoy the move.

Thread: Myford Super 7 Bed Wear
28/03/2019 11:47:52

The individual shims in the laminated shim packs are 0.003" each. I measured them about 6 months ago when I was reassembling my S7 after a bed regrind.

Thread: Digital Subscriptions
27/02/2019 12:33:50

I find PocketMags prining is usually stable.

To use it you need to create an account on their website, one created you add the subscription using the subscription number on this site.

You can print up to 2 pages at a time.


Thread: Myford S7 countershaft bush temperature
27/02/2019 02:11:12

Does anyone know the dimensins of both bushes as I need to replace them on my MkII 1958 S7 lathe. Whout the dimensions I would need to purchases from Myford. With the dimensions I may find some locally availlable bushes.


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