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Thread: Myford ID grinder arbors
16/05/2022 18:07:49

Thanks Andrew. Your dims work out 3.486" / foot of taper my guess is that it's 3.5" / foot given the difficulty in measuring such things precisely.

I think that our ID grinding heads are very similar if not identical. The covers are obviously different because the MG9 motor is in the cabinet.



16/05/2022 14:38:11
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 16/05/2022 14:23:50:

I have an older MG12. The internal spindle bolts to the front of the wheel spindle, replacing a plate, as opposed to the later pulldown internal spindle. The dimensions given above do not relate to the internal arbor I have. As far as I am aware the internal spindle didn't change between the MG9 and MG12.


Mine is the same design Andrew. You remove a cast iron name plate then bolt the internal head in it's place. Remove the belt cover and bolt a large cast ally pully to drive the head with a flat belt and fit a cast ally belt guard.

My arbor nut has a 5/8"-20tpi RH thread and passes through 0.442". Does that sound similar to yours? If so I'd love to get some pics/dims of whatever factory arbors you have.

Also, how are your wheels retained? LH screws?

16/05/2022 09:15:42

I knocked up a quick and dirty arbor to get me through the job at hand. It worked appreciably well but since I didn't have a LH retainer I had to watch for the retaining screw coming loose.

Incidentally, I found an arbor in the box of bits that doesn't belong to my grinder, it's much too large. I have no idea what it fits but the taper is a very close fit so I'm guessing it might be for a MG12 or some other ID grinding head. If anyone can identify it let me know please. I've put the basic dims below.

15/05/2022 17:36:44

I have a MG9 grinder which came with the internal grinding attachment. It has one single arbor for holding ID grinding wheels which is obviously home made. I want to make a selection of arbors for the vaious grinding wheels that I have, it would help me a lot if I could get some pics and/or dimensions from anyone who has them.

The arbors have a steep cone that locates in the spindle and is held in with a collet nut.

Can anyone help me with this?



Thread: making a Square
12/05/2022 01:12:59

You can buy them. Here's mine.

Thread: Milling Table Flatness - What is acceptable
11/05/2022 20:14:29

If the error is in the top-to-way thickness there's nothing you can do to adjust it out. It's a very simple check you could even use a digital caliper if there's no micrometer handy. Checkig anything else before this basic check is quite pointless.

11/05/2022 13:55:19

Measure from the flat way, the part that is actually in contact.

11/05/2022 13:19:56

First thing to do is measure the thickness of the table from the top surface to the bottom flat way at the four corners with a micrometer. If they are not all the same you're not going to adjust it out.

Thread: Boxford AUD/BUD single phase conversion
11/05/2022 12:05:06

Something like this would run it. Big name reliable brand, easy to install and set up. You can even download their free software and knock up a cheap patch lead to configure it from your laptop.


11/05/2022 10:19:46

What size motor isit on your machine?

09/05/2022 21:55:54

The white box is a NVR starter you won't be able to use that but you most probably would be able to use the original drum switch to the left of it.


EDIT you could use the NVR as a power switch to supply the VFD but you wouldn't be able to use it as a start/stop and depending on what model VFD you get using the E-stop on the NVR might invoke motor braking or it might allow it to run down normally. Killing the power to a running VFD is not recommended.

Edited By Pete Rimmer on 09/05/2022 21:58:26

09/05/2022 21:13:36

Don't worry about going back to 3 phase after using a VFD you'll never want to.

I'm not familiar with the boxford switches but if they are momentary you'll be able to use them with a 3-wire control setup, if they act directly on the contactors it's a lot less straightforward;. TBH you might be better off knocking up a simple pendant control. Few, rev and speed can be done with a 3-way switch and a potentiometer is no time at all.

Thread: Colchester Triumph 2000 - Topslide Leadscrew Threadform
08/05/2022 09:40:44
Posted by Colin Heseltine on 08/05/2022 09:31:53:

The toolbit has been ground to match the feedscrew. I was not intending to get a tap to finish.

I have just read a 2019 thread on this site, discussing someones issues with a Boxford feedscrew. I see that it was commented that many manufacturers used imperial sized leadscrews with ACME threadform and metric pitches.

Does not make it easy.


No it was just a nasty habit by Boxford/Denford. Most manufacturers use conforming threadforms.

I like the 29.5 degree option, You'll be hard-pressed to hand grind a tool to half a degree anyway without using a jig or rest.

Thread: Question Re Camlock Chuck Fixings
07/05/2022 22:36:38

L0 chucks sell quite readily. I don't think you'll struggle with that.

Thread: Toolco - Selling up
07/05/2022 11:33:37

I hadn't seen the previous link so I thank you for putting this one up. I needed a clamping kit for my new milling machine for when it's rebuilt and they had a couple of the correct size in stock.

Thread: Tools needed to build a 3 1/2in gauge Tich
06/05/2022 16:06:57

Hi Steven and welcome. It's a shame you didn't come along 12 years ago when I was looking for a suitable recipient for my dad's part-built Jinty when he passed away, I would have gladly donated the lot . In the end I gave it to the local model engineering society for them to decide.

Just for interest - where are you located?

Thread: help wiring a 3 ph coolant motor
06/05/2022 09:20:36

Steve I think it's unlikely that you would have a problem with a reversed field it would require the wires removed from the star point and swapped around with a wire from a terminal and I'm not even sure that even that would cause a problem on this particular motor. I f you have rough running issues then it's more likely to be mechanical, maybe debris in the impeller or even corrosion. I had a pump where the impeller was completely eroded away and full of white powder.

05/05/2022 11:22:55

Swapping any two power leads is much easier and less likely to go wrong, for reversing a 3 phase motor.

05/05/2022 10:27:18

What size motor is it Steve? I am looking for a small motor and VFD set for a small bench lathe I have. I also have a couple of very small VFD's suitable for a coolant pump going spare although I still say you should try the capacitor first it's a lot simpler and it's very cheap.

I believe that John Stevenson ran a coolant pump for years using nothing more than the capacitor out of a tube light.

05/05/2022 09:52:27

Most small 3 phase coolant pumps will work just fine from 240 single phase with just a capacitor (steinmetz connection).

It's a bit of a jumble in there but it looks like you have red white and blue incomng power each on one post with one motor lead connected on each. The bottom post has three wires connected to it, that makes it the star point so your pump is configured for 415v.

Now, being just a coolant pump there is every chance that wiring your VFD to 2,3,4 just how it is will work just fine. Motor power will bevastly reduced but if it pumps enough coolant that's all you need. To configure the motor for 240v 3 phase (for your VFD) you would release the three wires on the No1 post and bring them each to 2,3,4 to form a delta. You can do this easily using a multimeter just split them all off and figure which is the other end of the coil on 2, connect it to 3. The other end of 3, connect it to 4, the other endof 4, connect it to 2.

If you haven't already bought a dedicated VFD for it though save your money and try it with a capacitor, they usually work no trouble at all.

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