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Thread: Reference books
09/06/2019 20:50:30

Thank you people this is helpful, was looking at the zeus book but wasn't sure how complete it is but I'm going to have a look at these other suggestions. The disc thing is an interesting idea.

09/06/2019 08:53:52

Could I have some advice on engineering reference books that preferable have imperial and metric measurements as at the moment I use the web for my charts and info and I'm going to drop my phone one of these days with the oil over it!

Thread: Myford gear selection
18/02/2019 14:55:27

Thank you all 8 TPI it is.

Thread: Hi from Cornwall
18/02/2019 13:53:10
Posted by Bill Chugg on 18/02/2019 13:26:40:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 18/02/2019 13:19:24:

Nice to see proof a Super Adept can still do useful jobs!


All items totally original, including belts, if I am not mistaken. Nice to see.


Thanks all, yes thanks to my good friend for donating them and yes all good old leather belting.

Thread: Myford gear selection
18/02/2019 13:47:25
Posted by Howard Lewis on 18/02/2019 13:07:37:

Have to admire your courage at undertaking such a complicated model!

All that you need is to ensure that the gears on the Leadscrew and the one driven by the Tumbler Reverse have the same number of teeth. 60T comes to mind

There should only be one idler between them, if you wish the Leadscrew to rotate in the same direction as the mandrel.


Thanks I like the challenge I find it's mainly patients and remeasuring all the time. That's good info I'll rummage in my gear box and see what I've got but i reckon I'll be asking on the forum for another gear.

Thread: Hi from Cornwall
18/02/2019 11:26:58

Unimate 3 millHeres the pictures of my projects one is my first project the bike spacer,Super Adept lathe Sweet Pea frames and the other the Aero V8 crank cases. And my little machinery.Spacerimg_20190204_091002.jpg


Thread: Myford gear selection
18/02/2019 11:18:35

Hi I'm in the process of making the Eric Whittle aero V8 and and at some point in the future I'll need to make a camshaft.

So my question is there a gear configuraion the Myford ml7 that makes the lead screw go the same speed as the main spindle so I can make a pattern lobe that runs of the leadscrew and then make a jig to make a pentograph setup so then the bar stock can be machined wiith some sort of replication.

I'm still a novice at this so any poor terminology I apologize. Here's a pic of the crankcases for the engine, img_20190201_234324.jpg

Thread: Where to begin?
06/02/2019 09:22:29
Thanks all for the really quick responses I'll get looking into these programmes and learning sources. Back to David Jupp is this your profession and do you just deal with a certain type of design?
06/02/2019 08:04:40
I'm interested in starting 3D design and would like to know what's the best place to start learning to be able to use CNC mills/lathes perhaps to eventually make it a career. I have a young family and full time work so can't afford to go college so if I can learn as much at home or spare time at work advice on learning material and programs to use would be great.
Thread: Hi from Cornwall
03/02/2019 18:34:49
Hi all I've recently got into engineering mainly model and really enjoying it. It's started from an engineer friend who's built models for years, seeing what can be achieved really intrigued me so dicided to have a go. He kindly gifted me an emco unimate 3 mill and a super adept lathe which my first project was a 10mm spacer for my headstock on my mountain bike. When that came out brilliant I looked around for plans and ideas. My friend let me have various model live steam plants to finish or restore which are my little side projects, whilst I was scanning the web I came across plans for a miniature V8 aero engine desgined by Eric Whittle and that got me wanting to have a go. So got the materials together and started but realize that the little super adept was struggling alittle so my friend very kindly got me a myford ml7 which I blooming love such a well built machine.
That got me really going, so with a few more tools some heavy head scratching figuring out how to get 2" round ally bar into 1 5/8" square on a lathe I was started. But my first attempt wasn't right so have started again and decided to do two like another gentalman on
As well as this project I've also got given plans and frame material to build a Sweet Pea locomotive of which I've marked up and getting ready to drill. When I've figured out how to put photos on I'll get them on.
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