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Member postings for Adrian 2

Here is a list of all the postings Adrian 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: TTFN
19/07/2019 17:15:19

That's great Andrew. Very pleased to hear you will be back.


19/07/2019 09:31:11

Hello Andrew, I have not seen the post in question, I gather someone is upset because yours is bigger than theirs!


I too have always enjoyed reading your posts and will miss your contributions. You can see from the above responses that you will be very much missed, so please stay.

I hope you will.

Kind regards,


Thread: Myford Super 7 Top Slide Base - Alternatives?
26/06/2019 10:24:20

I wonder why it has cracked ? Are the thrust pads present and correctly installed in their respective holes? They are handed and easy to fit incorrectly.


Thread: tallow sticks
06/06/2019 17:06:42

Any decent plumbing merchant should have it in a pot.


Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019
06/06/2019 17:04:13



Thread: What to buy
27/05/2019 09:59:29

I know where you are coming from Haggerleases. A far eastern machine will doubtless do everything you ask of it .

They are made down to a price and that is reflected in the build quality. The finish and feel of the finer details can be somewhat lacking and hard to accept for some of us.

At the end of the day the machine is a means to an end (a tool) to create something that IS pleasing and satisfies the desire for perfection with which many of us are afflicted.


Thread: Mystery Tool
24/04/2019 18:22:52

Saw set it is.


Thread: How to get that high end paint finish
13/04/2019 10:43:39

I am not familiar with the paint you are using Adrian. If you are intending to use your lathe when completed , oil and suds can soften and lift paint particularly new paintwork.

After all your hard work and care will you be able to live with this if it happened? angry



Thread: Warco Super - Major Vario inaccuracy
20/02/2019 12:52:26

I have been considering one of these machines for a while now, and followed Robert Askew's posts with interest regarding the problems he is experiencing with his new machine.

His post generated a lot of discussion and opinion. I am sure like me, other members would be interested to know the latest developments.

Over to you please Robert.

Regards Adrian.

Edited By JasonB on 20/02/2019 14:35:35

Thread: Tauco drill press
08/02/2019 12:55:36

I too have a Tauco, the exact model as shown in the drawing. Acquired from work many years ago , a few bits missing. It has been my woodworking drill.

Good solid well made machine.


Thread: New Bandsaw Gloat
16/01/2019 20:13:28

Thanks Alan, I like 'sound' of that.


16/01/2019 18:51:24

That looks the business Alan, really compact with a good capacity. How noisy is it? Can you liken the sound to something?

Regards Adrian.

Thread: what tool is this?
02/01/2019 10:04:36

Some kind of puller maybe?


Thread: Fixing a bronze bush in wood.
07/12/2018 08:53:31

Robin, I used the knurled method many years ago on bushes pressed into the rails on the swing gear of a rocking horse.

Straight splines, quite heavy, parallel with the bore of the bush. Worked a treat no adhesive needed.


Thread: Unnecessary waste of paper
28/11/2018 13:33:12

Barclays Bank recently closed my local branch. I have now transferred my affection to another bank. A smooth and trouble free transition.

Last week I received from Barclays, copies of statements for the previous five years. Almost 90 sheets of A4 paper.

They are legally obliged to offer this service unless I requested otherwise.

Had they asked (which they did not) I would have declined.

It would take one letter on one sheet of paper to simply ask the question.

I hate to think of the needless waste if this is common practice throughout the banking industry.


Thread: Super seven spindle extension tube.
31/10/2018 18:21:15

Yes mine is the same Andrew. It looks like you leave off the steel cover disc on yours and run it open. When boring, it easy to forget to remove the disc and in goes the swarf.

I made the alloy cover to provide closer protection around the spindle.

Brian, my previous lathe was an ML7R and the spindle projected far enough through the cover. I never needed to extend it. I thought about the pipe up the hole as you have done. It is easy to get carried away. Sledge hammers and wall nuts.



31/10/2018 12:13:15

I am the second owner John, I repatriated this one from Canada. It has the North American gearbox fitted.


31/10/2018 11:14:33

047.jpg043.jpg032.jpgThe Myford big bore gear train cover has a removable disc to allow long lengths to pass through it. Unlike earlier lathes the hollow spindle does not project enough to jettison swarf clear of the cover. If it goes unnoticed the swarf drops inside to be munched by the gears.

This is my solution, easily accomplished, as my lathe already has the black finish threaded collar shown. There are two opposing holes for a 'c' or peg spanner.

What is this collar intended for and what is the significance of the figures on the spindle ? Manufacturing tolerance or error maybe.

Thank you.


Thread: I finished a project!
25/10/2018 12:43:02

Beautifully made Neil. I feel humble.


Thread: Cleaning Lathe after use
10/08/2018 12:55:47

I have a swarf guard made from plastic DPC attached to the front of my Myford saddle, it overhangs front and back and sheds debris clear of the ways. Most of the ferrous particles can be lifted off with my magnetic swarf stick without any ill effects.

The stick is great for lifting swarf from the tray. Even when machining non ferrous material there is always a residue of steel particles, sufficient to get caught up and lift other material. Much kinder to your hands. smiley


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