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Member postings for Richard Millington

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Thread: Slightly large lathe
01/01/2022 20:31:09

I have a Boxford 280 (9 speed), a vast improvement on the BUD which was before it and with virtually no more space taken (just a little deeper).

Mine came with everything except steadies, I have already made a fixed steady and travelling is on the projects list.

If you get the original QCTP extra holders can be expensive, RDG ones can be made to fit with a little grinding to the slot.

Thread: 2021 Christmas Cracker-ish humour
19/12/2021 20:39:43

From the Chester Zoo prog:

How many tickles does it take to make an Octopus laugh?

Ten tickles.laugh

Thread: Myford ML1 ? or 2 ?
07/12/2021 20:03:38

The gear is for backgear, undo the V-belt drive allen screws locking it onto the headstock spindle and slide the gears in which should give backgear range.

Thread: Myford 280 Manual and Sales Brochure
24/11/2021 07:50:17

Well done Russ.

Thread: Thread cutting on a lathe
24/11/2021 07:47:49

As an alternative to Zeus you could download Presto Counsellor

Thread: A workholding question.
22/10/2021 18:27:28

I assume you don't want a bolt / washer as you don't seem to have a through hole. Ditch the double sided, it's probably causing more problems that solving. Make a spreader washer for the tailstock to spread the pressure out more and use Loctite, stud lock or bearing fit if needed. Heat up to remove.

Thread: 316 Stainless
18/10/2021 10:50:35

If you are going to mount two gears on it for one to drive the other then you will need the slot.

You could file the slot for the keyway, or clamp the tube on the cross slide on a small V block and put a small milling cutter in the chuck.

Thread: My new favourite threads
16/10/2021 19:45:02

M12 x 1.25 is used on Japanese motorbikes (as is M10 x 1.25).

M10 x 1.0 hydraulic applications as is 3/8 UNF.

Thread: ML10 Headstock mounts
16/10/2021 19:34:23

I've dropped him a message to see if he still has them.

16/10/2021 19:17:19

43 - refer to my post above.

16/10/2021 18:17:36

What do you mean by "mount". Can you post a picture?

If you mean the clamp which holds the headstock to the bed I sold some to someone recently, Not sure if he wanted them, but could put him in contact with you.

Thread: Boxford ?
15/10/2021 21:40:00

Left cover;

Move the white knobbed lever up or down, this is forward or reverse for the leadscrew. Looks like it is in neutral.

Thread: Seal selection
15/10/2021 20:53:32
Lip seal with open bearings on most OE motorbike wheel setups. Lip seal with sealed bearing will be fine.
Thread: Could you get away with this today
14/10/2021 08:14:35

Kenny Everett is being re-run on Freeview here, it even has a disclaimer at the start!

Thread: DIY metric dial conversion and feedscrew upgrade on ML7
14/10/2021 08:09:19

Nice job, for the tool shims - if you can find some metal pallet strapping cut it up to length with tin snips.

Thread: M6 thread locking/stiff screw
30/09/2021 21:23:04

Locktite 243?

Thread: Electronica DRO System
28/09/2021 19:52:17

In case anyone else is interested. Word back from India is these people are current UK distributors:







Tel: 0044 0 7790432311

Email :

27/09/2021 20:36:21

Thanks, just sent an email yes

27/09/2021 19:44:55

I have an Electronica DRO system ( EL300 display, S1 scales and EMR B reader heads) which I am currently fitting it to my Centec mill.

I will have to cut one of the scales which I don't really want to do as it is the longest.

It appears that EMS are no longer trading, I can't find a UK distributor and am waiting a reply from manufacturer (India).

Does anyone know if the M-DRO magnetic tape will work with these reader heads? 2mm pitch, 5 micron resolution.


Thread: Tap Extractor
14/09/2021 21:02:50

or try pushing 3 pins down the flutes and wrapping them with wire then turning them out.

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