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Thread: Acme thread
08/08/2016 15:03:43
Also delete my account aswell
08/08/2016 14:16:13
Can a mod close this thread please as non of the posts has helped me to find someone to make me a square threaded bar. As for the other posters, ok im not a sh☆t hot engineer like most of these replies,like telling me to make one etc but it doesnt help when you half blind and these negative posts that put you down also this is gonna be my last post on this forum as ive found it quite unfriendly
Thread: Milwaukee heavy duty tapping tool?
07/08/2016 17:43:04
It looks to me as a nut cracker taking wheel nuts of vehicles
Thread: Acme thread
04/08/2016 10:09:49
Yes i have a lathe but its still in restoration mode not been built back up yet
03/08/2016 19:47:03
I got to find someone to make this 😨
03/08/2016 16:20:44
Just an update.. i took the old feed scree to an engineer and he said its 3/8" x 8tpi square thread and not a acme thread. He said a acme thread has a slight slope from the top to the bottom where as mine is straight
03/08/2016 10:00:20

I am getting a casting made local,im gonna do the milling of the t slots and dovetails myself
02/08/2016 22:44:26

im after a cross slide feedscrew making,for a new cross slide that im getting made,length of cross

slide is 10",and its looking at a 3/8" x 8tpi thread,got to be acme as that was the old feedscrew was

also i dont need the nut as that is in the carridge/apron where the screw will go thru,

i did try a few places and got quoted stoopid prices, 65 quid,50 quid,160 quid, for a 270mm length (this is going off a myford ml7 long cross slide feedscrew)

02/08/2016 13:34:23
Anyone around the burnley,lancashire area could knock me up a length of acme threaded bar,the thread im need is either 5/16" or 3/8" x 8TPI. im willing to pay for their services
Thanks for looking
Thread: grayson cross slide
29/07/2016 00:40:09
Thanks for that Bazyle i do still have the old cross slide and my intentions is to keep the original specs but longer, the old slide measure 6" x 3.5" x 1" new one be 10" instead of 6"
28/07/2016 20:57:43
Hi guys i missed out on the myford cross slide,and decided im gonna make one i got access to a bridgeport mill for a few days,also a friend of a friend is gonna do me a casting of 10" x 3.5" x 1" that will need milling. Has anyone got any specs or drawings to replicate a myford ml7 cross slide,i need the size of tee slots and which tee slot cutter,i know the dovetails are 60 degrees which size cutter for these also i need the size of the gib strip screw holes ( how far apart between each one ) i be much appreciated if anyone can help me on this please

Thanks for looking
23/07/2016 19:24:15
Thanks for the comments guys as i said earlier i might opt out and get a myford slide,ive seen one cheep enuff also being extended i can have a rear toolpost for parting off,i end up in fabricating the damaged slide and make vertical slide with a angle plate
23/07/2016 18:59:23

i think its far too damaged to be repaired


22/07/2016 21:19:32
Does anyone know if all the myfords cross slide the same dimensions where the dovetails width.. ive seen one but the guy dont know which myford its for..only thing he says its a extended 1467

On my grayson slide dimensions are 1.9565" or 49.69mm and 2.2245" or 56.50
22/07/2016 17:07:54

hi all dunno if this is in the correct section

as you will know (well some will know) im restoring a old grayson lathe

im needing a new cross slide,i know that they aint any spares for this lathe the

cross slide that i have a couple of tee slots have been damaged before i got this lathe,and wondering if a myford ml7 cross slide will fit (i know some parts from ml7 will fit on this grayson)

i have thought about making a new cross slide,do i make it out off steel or cast iron or has anyone got a scrapped grayson in the uk

Thread: Lock making
06/07/2016 22:46:51

i made my own padlock,after my tool boxes kept on getting broken in

my lock was a short bolt cut in half,the threaded part which goes onto nut first was screwed into the nut a bit

welded the nut,and the hex head part was screwed into the nut,when you looked at it,it just

looked like that someone welded a nut and bolt onto tool boxes

Thread: Cleaning internal MT's
28/06/2016 10:54:52
Why not make a mini electrolysis bath, using a bin,water,washing soda and a battery charger, this did wonders for my rusty bits
Thread: Grayson lathe crosslide
22/06/2016 10:37:39
Theres a guy on ebay selling grayson lathe bits type into search bar.. grayson lathe
Thread: grayson lathe rebuild
09/06/2016 16:48:28
Just a few miles from me up in lancashire,i have been watching a couple of grayson on a auction site maybe i was watching yours.
As for the gears i dont know as mine came with a set.. you could get in touch with tony from maybe he could say

Now you got me thinking about myford gears and wondering Edit... maybe one of the myford boys might be able to tell us

Edited By dave george 1 on 09/06/2016 16:53:27

09/06/2016 10:17:19
Thanks for the input john,i did find out that the thread on grayson spindle is the same as myford m7 spindle thread which is 1-1/8" x 12tpi. Cos i bought a myford faceplate and it went onto grayson spindle with no probs

@ micheal taylor 8 where abouts are you
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