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Thread: Stedall lathe
03/10/2016 21:32:56

Thanks Mark your a star....


Gearbox is all stripped ,the cogs are in amazing condition ,wish the same could be said about the two bearings ,they're shot so i guess i'll need to go hunt some down . I have a photo of the bearing in my albums .


Do you think it possible to use a sealed bearing . 



Edited By sean logie on 03/10/2016 21:38:00

03/10/2016 11:15:50
Thanks Mark that will be helpful ,where did you source these from .

Thread: Honing for HSS
03/10/2016 10:13:07

Just bought a set of honing stones so will see how it goes,lathe is in bits just now ,threading/feedspeed  gearbox issues angry



Edited By sean logie on 03/10/2016 10:14:32

Thread: Stedall lathe
03/10/2016 08:52:20

Can't say I've heard of a Hercus


Edited By sean logie on 03/10/2016 08:54:17

Thread: Honing for HSS
03/10/2016 08:35:30

Just curious to what people use for a final hone on your HSS tools .


Thread: Stedall lathe
03/10/2016 08:04:25

Yesterday the threading gearbox made a whining noise so i've now stripped it off the lathe and it feels very notchy . Been looking for exploded views of the gearbox so i can figure out how to strip it down . Any help would be great .



02/10/2016 07:35:47

Well ...had the Fortis up and running after a few teething . Straight out gate i'm going to need a couple of bearings in the counter shaft pulley side of things ,i can't feel any play by hand but they're noisey . The clutch took a bit of setting up ,micro adjustments but i'm there now .

In my vast metal turning career ....NOT!!!! . I chucked up a bit of brass rod (about 1" and gave it a blast ,i expected chattering and all sorts but is was butter smooth ,from quite big cuts to just taking a dusting off so I was very impressed at how accurate it seems to be ,might be a different story turning something harder and longer using the tailstock.

Overall i'm chuffed to bits with the lathe considering what i paid for it .


Sean .

Edited By sean logie on 02/10/2016 07:37:55

Edited By sean logie on 02/10/2016 07:39:14

29/09/2016 20:43:25
Hi there , very interesting that you have the same Fortis/clausing I'm calling it . I'm not going to paint mine I rather like the piteana
Thread: Drive belt for my lathe
28/09/2016 06:03:51
The actual mechanics of stripping it doesn?t worry me in the slightest . Just not keen on disturbing the bearings and how it set up
28/09/2016 06:03:40
The actual mechanics of stripping it doesn?t worry me in the slightest . Just not keen on disturbing the bearings and how it set up
27/09/2016 22:45:17

Not many good reviews regarding linked belt ,for peace of mind I'm just going to fit the proper belt

27/09/2016 21:54:19
Been thinking about that too
27/09/2016 19:35:33
Your lathe is so similar to mine I thought is was mine .
Maybe your the chap to quiz on how to remove the shaft to get the belt in . Am I right in thinking the shaft come out the chuck end . I've noticed the two little pinch bolts on the opposite end from the chuck between the cog and bearing . I apologise for my nievity but this lathe is on a whole new different level to the baby ml3 .
27/09/2016 17:27:55
I'm sorted my boss at work found one for me ....
27/09/2016 16:41:09
Yeh I was told it was a 'B' belt ,I measured on a belt measuring gadget at work , it also gave me the number 6280 beside the measurement.
27/09/2016 15:26:48
Dimensions are in my thread 16mm Wide 720mm long and it's for the pulleys behind the chuck to the pulleys . And it's a vee belt I require
27/09/2016 13:08:54
I'm needing a new belt , the belt measures 16mm Wide x 720mm long . Can any clever people tell where I can source one from , I've tried several places up here whee I stay with on luck . I've been told it could be a B belt (never heard of one called that)

Edited By sean logie on 27/09/2016 13:09:52

Thread: Help rebuilding and modifying an ml4
27/09/2016 07:23:38
Good parts for ml1,2,3,4 are like hens teeth ,I'm speaking from experience having previously owned the ml3 . Saying that is your ml4 complete? .
Thread: Myford ml3
25/09/2016 07:26:29
Posted by Bazyle on 18/09/2016 15:35:02:

Did you point the new owner to the forum? It would be nice to know how he gets on with it to complete the story.

Steadall seem to be rather smaller or is yours something not on the Lathes site which would be interesting. Perhaps if they were rebadging they also did other machines than those pictured.

Well it certainly is not smaller than the ml3 ,it weighs in at around 240kg .

Thread: Stedall lathe
24/09/2016 11:09:22
Would be interested to find out how much , I bought this one for ?75
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