Here is a list of all the postings Lee Rogers has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: [Project 2] Machinist Jacks|
Nice one. Some jacks have been on my list for a while now , I will get round to it.
|Thread: Strange WW1 Chuck - 1MT|
There was one of these with the Drummond Admiralty B type that I restored. I understand that it was supplied by Drummond with the lathe. Lovely chunky bit of kit but looked out of place on the 1MT.
|Thread: Aircraft General Discussion|
|Thread: Drummond/Myford M Type|
If you want a fixed steady while your searching for an original it's fairly easy to adapt some of the Modern mini-lathe ones . I don't think I've ever seen an original fixed steady so good luck with that. The original traveling steady was a fairly poor item ,if I wanted one I'd make it. Tumble reverse go for about £90 to £100 and are sought after items as they also fit the B and pre B Type. A member on the FB group milled the usually cast part and that works well.
|Thread: Carriage movement varies along the bed|
So . How do you get around the problem without a complete re grind of the bed . First it may not be as bad as you think because you may not use all of the bed that often. Set the gibs while close in to the chuck and live with it. Also if your not using the leadscrew to feed, lock the carriage and any other motion your not using for the cut. There is info out there on the correct measurements of the 7 bed, have a look and compare to yours . ML 7s are notorious for being subject to paint-pot restorations and that's why imports are so popular.
|Thread: Interesting Marking-out Tool|
A good pastry chef would recognise that as similar to a strip cutter . Cant say I've used one in 45 years at the stove , one tends to train the eye to do with as few gadgets as possible.
|Thread: Amolco DRO|
Thanks Mike , no problem with the album pics and they confirm my thoughts on the problem. I am going to lose a little travel but I think the benefits outweigh the loss. I'm 10 minutes drive from Chronos but of course I can't go there for a looksee and measure up, very frustrating.
I have an Amolco free standing mill and am looking to fit a 2 axis DRO. Has anyone done this ? There's not a lot of space to play with and travel is already quite limited. Also do I go for glass or magnetic scales?
|Thread: Amolco DRO|
Edited By Lee Rogers on 17/04/2020 08:17:26
|Thread: Any ideas please|
Make sure the trap is firmly held down. maybe screwed to a board , whatever bait you use try to fix it firmly to the trap. For squirrels I put the trap on safe for a few days to let them get used to it , your less likely to get escapers if they are confident. Last resort I apply pellets with a Walther .
|Thread: Mod to M Type Myford lathe traverse handle.|
I've also been following this on the Drummond group. A very tidy job and it does show that the amount of work involved is considerable. Worth it though, an M Type that can give an ML7 a run for its money !
|Thread: Toolpost question|
I'll second that and please do post and let us know how you get on with it . I'm a Drummond user and tool post rigidity is key to getting these little lathes to work well. The M type is more capable in some respects than an ML7 but a rigid set up is vital.
|Thread: Milling without a milling machine|
I think the above comment about the Meddings conversion says it all really . The old meddings is built like a tank compared to a hobby pillar drill. For very small jobs a milling slide on your lathe will do the trick but only if you appreciate its limitations.
|Thread: Amolco milling machine|
I do nicely with an MT2 ER25 collett chuck , it does reduce the available height a bit but I can live with that. Locking the motions not in use can be a pain because they are all allen screws A mod to a more convenient handle or knob may worth the trouble particularly on the vertical slide.
|Thread: Help pls what lathe is this|
As suggested by previous posts Smart and Brown tool room lathe . Stedall is just the supplier . Very good machine , built like a tank and capable of very accurate work when in fine fettle.
|Thread: D H Gipsy mk1|
The answer is you live with it. Mags off and a couple of careful pulls through on the prop before you try to start it. An experienced person would know by the feel of it that all was well or not so. Starting on a cold morning was often far from easy, all part of the fun. What you wouldn't want to hand swing was a metal Fairey prop , tough on the hands.
|Thread: Ebay Chancers|
You see the same problem time and again with lathes and other machines. The Ebay algorithm convinces sellers that their clapped out ML7 is worth the same as one with all the bells, whistles, chucks and hand maidens .
|Thread: D H Gipsy mk1|
Thanks for posting this. Memories of freezing cold mornings standing on the cowling and trying to undo the fuel cap with a heavy brass spanner.
|Thread: Recovering from disaster|
If your making an insurance claim you would do well to look into employing your own loss adjuster. The insurance company will send an assessor and they will do their best to mug you. You don't have to take it lying down. A loss adjuster employed by you will fight for your case and charge the insurance company (not you) for the privilege . Very often just the mention of loss adjusters will put the wind up your insurance company to the extent that they will quickly see reason and up their offer.
|Thread: Weight and transportability of a Myford lathe|
Give some thought to what the lathe sits on in your car. My Saabs boot has had 3 Drummonds in it at once but only after I had fitted a 3/4 inch ply liner in. There was sill one lathe in there when I got a puncture, I'm sure you get the picture. Parked on the high street heaving a lathe around and changing the wheel. lucky not to get arrested for the swearing.
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