Here is a list of all the postings Nick Hulme has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Myford Super 7 with 'Big Bore Conversion'|
That's what Roy Milner did, with most of the parts being taken from the headstock being converted, no new gears or pulleys were used.
John Stevenson suggested a native ER40 headstock would be the best option for the Super 7, I think Myford were just making a point of ignoring him and common sense by finally employing the MT3 design which one of their employees had come up with in the 1960s or 1970s.
Edited By Nick Hulme on 05/04/2020 14:23:42
|Thread: New chinese lathe or old Myford lathe|
If you can find a reasonably priced one then a Myford S7 in good condition might serve you well, if you can live with the lamentable headstock through capacity. 25 years ago I paid £700 for a 1964 Super 7 which is still turning out precision work.
|Thread: Annealing stainless steel|
Stainless has nothing to do with this sad story.
|Thread: Indexable Carbide Turning tools|
How does that jibe with a single step 30mm to 25mm reduction in 303 on my S7?
|Thread: Amadeal Lathe failed - customer service appalling!|
An accurate but pointless argument as there will always be unscrupulous sellers taking advantage of the culpably unwise people seeking unreasonably cheap products by sourcing cheaply and supporting inadequately, the fact that the customer has recourse in law will not change the fact that their money spends significant time invested in scrap as a direct result of them being cheap in the first place.
|Thread: Toolpost question|
I looked at Multi-Fix and found that almost none of the angles I wanted to set tools at were catered for by the 9 degree increments.
|Thread: Bore Measuring Gauge|
That kind of Metrology is available to rent.
|Thread: Mag Base|
Were "Keepers" as provided by magnet manufacturers in the past to "Keep" the field localised or to "Keep" the magnet's strength? :D
|Thread: Best Cutter for HDPE.|
YG Alu Power are good in plastics.
|Thread: Holding block for ISO 30 shank|
How complex is the turning you want to achieve?
|Thread: metric thread on my imperial lathe|
Cut away from the shoulder and outwards from the bottom of a bore and these issues are non-issues.
|Thread: Parkside (Lidl) Cordless Angle Grinder|
Complete and utter bunk, if you have no previous and are of good character you need have no fear in carrying anything which isn't illegal in itself, no one will be interested.
|Thread: 3D Scanning, Anyone?|
Is anyone using a 3D scanner to capture parts for 3D printing projects?
|Thread: Linked belt for Myford 7|
I've tried various linked belts and all of them require greater tension than a conventional belt to transmit the same power on my Super 7, fine for industrial machinery but possibly not optimal for the long term health of the plain bearings on a Myford.
|Thread: Myford S7 long bed|
Better still is a VFD to increase the rpm as the cut radius decreases, with a little ingenuity an easily built linkage can be produced to actuate a speed varying potentiometer.
Anyone who hasn't owned and used a Long Bed might think it's just a longer version of the same thing but they'd be dead wrong, the Long Bed is a much deeper and far more rigid casting, I don't have any of the rigidity issues which are generally talked about in conjunction with Myford 7 series lathes, parting 30mm stainless is a breeze.
|Thread: Health Risks with Filament Printing|
The only reason you might not know this already is if you were not interested enough to read around the subject in the first place, this is not news, I was reading warnings about ventilation 4 years ago when I first researched 3D printing.
|Thread: Stepper motor and driver supplier recomendations|
+1 for Zapp Automation, excellent supplier.
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