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Member postings for Lee Rogers

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Thread: Yet Another Scam
21/04/2022 17:47:13 Has hundreds of comments and thousands of enquiries about this number. It's a good site to check on a number and share with others.

Thread: Newbie looking for advice
16/04/2022 09:08:21
Posted by phil holmes on 16/04/2022 07:53:58:

Based on above advice i am currently looking into buying a myford ml7 off ebay, has some tooling, spare chucks and an operation manual.

Also there is a chester 3 in 1 machine in the classifieds on here. Think i might go for that if the myford falls through and its still for sale.

Thanks for the replys. I will let you know how i get on...

Your post is most welcome ,( even if someone did get out of the wrong side of the bed today)

I have yet to hear of anyone that was happy with the lathe / mill combo. The Myford is a good starting point and there's lots of kit available to go with it . Google ML7 buying advice, there are a few simple measurements that will tell you if it's ok or worn out . And don't be fooled by some of the ridiculous asking prices.

It sounds like you have a fair bit of engineering nouce so you'll do fine with it . I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on.

Thread: unusual aircraft
13/04/2022 17:58:34

Piagio Avanti . Yes very loud, it's the pusher props that do it . Believe it or not Piagio were punting out a stealth drone version a while back.

Thread: Murad Cadet Restoration Project
30/03/2022 00:21:57

I like your gentle approach to the job. I wouldn't be gentle with that motor though, lose it . Hoover motors are nasty noisy things and the Murad is rigid enough to take a 1hp motor easily.

Thread: Philosophical maxims
10/03/2022 07:35:03

The early worm didn't have a great day.

10/03/2022 07:34:08

Do unto others quick before they do unto you.

Thread: Steel Blue recommendations
04/03/2022 17:17:03
Posted by bernard towers on 04/03/2022 12:26:27:

Don’t understand why people insist on using motor oil as a protection against corrosion it’s useless. Use a oil that does not emulsify like tag or hyd oil.

Yes beats me too , not to mention the nasty fumes. I use Halfords hydraulic jack oil which is also my oil for the Admiralty Drummond lathe main bearings.

Thread: Engineering as Art
09/01/2022 23:11:52

My farher was as fine a draughtsman as you will ever meet . Artist? No. Precision in drawing ,carving ,painting, pottery or for that matter my own trade ,cooking, is not art ,it is craft.

Also for my part the idea that cooking is an art is usually an excuse for not being able to repeat the job 30 times a night week in week out under pressure. God save me from all the artists and creatives I've worked with over the years. There is no shame in fine craft , for many it is greater than art.

Art conveys a message , the message may be disputed and it may be made and conveyed with little skill or craftsmanship. Thats what makes it art.

Thread: Hi from sunny Norfolk (uk)
28/12/2021 17:38:43

Welcome from sunny Suffolk . I'm sure we could lend you a bit of fine weather if your in need.

Thread: The Bistella motorcycle
24/12/2021 16:31:34

That is astonishing. If anyone needs to ask why they've missed the point.

Thread: Myford Serial number help
20/12/2021 12:29:08

As has been said above a good look on the site will identify which ML you have . The write up there is a long and detailed read well up to the usual Tony Griffiths standard.

Your not the first to have found the ML 1-2-3-4 series of lathes to be a bit of a conundrum. Letters and numbers cast into the bed are foundry numbers and not to be relied on for id purposes. Serial numbers although better organised than Drummonds are to be viewed with suspicion. Best of luck with your lathe , many a fine project has been completed on these little lathes , just stay within it's capabilities and you will do fine.

Thread: Lathe tool set
18/12/2021 20:38:09

Another thumbs up for the Chronos Glanz tools , not the cheapest not the dearest but far better at the job than my first economy set which are long gone the way of all cheap tools.

Thread: Myford ML1 ? or 2 ?
06/12/2021 11:10:13

ML 1/2/3/4 identifying always throws up a few curves . The page has a very in depth feature on the entire range and it's evolution. Don't get into serial numbers they will fry your brain, the cast in numbers / letters are foundry marks and are meaningless from an id view. Other numbers on brass plates or the bed may or may not be Myford origin, company owners often put their own asset numbers on. The final curve is owner mods, details like pulleys , hand wheels etc are often found to have been changed.

Don't worry about the slack changewheels , tight ones are more a problem.As a companion to your Harrison it's potentially a great little lathe if used within it's limitations of size and rigidity. Above all enjoy !

Thread: New member
03/12/2021 10:21:39

You might consider joining one of the Myford lathe groups . FB , and other platforms, there are quite a few. All are a great resource of knowledge and sales/swaps. Myford people are generally a nice bunch.

Thread: Silver Steel
26/11/2021 07:38:55

There was more to Faraday than just engineering he was something of a social reformer too. He became aware that many of the lower paid workers at the institute were ill nourished and went without a decent lunch so upon his direction employees at the Institute had a free lunch every day. I think in later years it was heavily subsidised A practice that only ceased recently when the tax man got his teeth into the benefit. Great man, MF not the tax man.

Thread: Solid Edge - Community Edition
15/11/2021 09:16:29
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 14/11/2021 17:48:46:
Posted by Lee Rogers on 14/11/2021 17:17:53:

Why is it refered to as 3D ? It's flat so is it not isometric projection? Another dumming down by techies in ''Merica ?

Naw, techies never get anything wrong


Dave , your spot on with your patient explanation in response to my mini rant. Just don't get me started on router or airplane.

14/11/2021 17:17:53

Why is it refered to as 3D ? It's flat so is it not isometric projection? Another dumming down by techies in ''Merica ?

Thread: Parkinsons
08/11/2021 08:33:25

Chris ,I'm sure it hasn't escaped your notice but the common thread here is that Parkinsons will take a variety of courses in different people. Diagnosis is vital since there are many other neuro conditions that may initially present as Parkinsons, so good to know that you are in good hands on that score. All the best to you and keep going with the spanners.

Thread: I'm behind the times
31/10/2021 12:54:57

So according to wikipedia '' the term GMT should not be used for anything requiring precision''.

So the next time I trim half a foot too much from the Privet hedge I'll call it 6 inches and all will be fine?

Thread: Drummond lathe
27/10/2021 15:01:52

Yes both groups are a mine of good info and friendly too. The facebook group are an easy going and theres no such thing as a stupid question . As for your new lathe , make sure that you know what should be with it. We regularly see lathes advertised as complete but lacking changewheels, backgear and all manor of other smaller parts. Be wary of a machine thats been run direct from the motor without a countershaft, it's a bearing killer. The Drummond M became the Myford M and fair to say the Myford M was the best of the bunch being fully developed to include a few usefull extras, and as said by Rob Mcsweeny all described on Tony Griffiths site. Good luck and above all enjoy.

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