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Thread: Norden mill engine
24/07/2022 08:59:54
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 03/09/2019 15:32:04:

Yes, I'm afraid the legs are too long high - they are angled at 8 degrees.

They are about 4 3/16" high so should be made 7 1/4" long, I have no idea why the plan give the wrong dimension as it was auto dimensioned and is drawn the right size.

Sorry about this - the best solution is probably extending the connecting rod by, say 3/8".

I'm surprised this hasn't been noticed before although only a few appear to have been built.

I'll change the plans.


Neil. I think you forgot to amend the leg length on the drawing as I have fallen foul to this error. You suggest making the con rod longer, would just making the piston rod longer be the answer?


Thread: Machinist level
17/03/2022 17:23:17


If you search for Starrett levels I'm sure you will find a suitable replacement, I did. It was not stocked in the UK but my local Starrett agent (Lawton Eng. supplies ) ordered me one from the US. I think starrett have a minimum order of £50 so Lawton's waited until they were placing an order of other parts. If I remember correctly it was around the £14 mark, took about four weeks to arrive..


Thread: MyFord S7 Carriage Screw
22/12/2021 21:40:23
Posted by Franco Convertini on 22/12/2021 10:14:30:

Evviva, ci sono riuscito. Ecco le foto con screw. Ho in mente di realizzare un stop carriage come questo. hemingway site


Edited By Franco Convertini on 22/12/2021 10:20:26

Edited By Franco Convertini on 22/12/2021 10:21:18

Translation " Hurray, I did it.Here are the photos with screw.I plan to make a stop carriage like this "

Edited By ian j on 22/12/2021 21:43:42

Edited By ian j on 22/12/2021 21:47:26

Thread: ME magazines and early bound volumes
14/10/2021 08:25:11

Mick. I've sent you a message.


Thread: Hardinge HLV H
30/09/2021 08:46:41

From site

"HLV-H (US production):
1960…..0100 1961…..0210 1962…..0554 1963…..1042 1964…..1540 1965…..1905
1966…..2345 1967…..2864 1968…..3327 1969 to 1971 ……? 1972…..5014-K

HLV (UK production - the only data ever discovered)
1955…..Serial Number 0207 to 1958….. Serial Number 0442."

Thread: Myford super 7 with gearbox - leadscrew stopped turning
24/08/2021 20:04:30

As Philip . R suggests, I'm guessing the three position ( A, B or C ) lever on the top of the gearbox is between positions ie not engaged The Myford manual says this can be engaged (gently) with the lathe running. Or it could also be that the sliding selector lever on the front of the gearbox is not fully latched down (lathe should be stopped before moving this lever)

Thread: Replacing a myford ml10 lathe chuck
14/06/2021 19:40:32

Hi again Jeremy. Photo of the jaws fitted to my 3 jaw chuck (same catalogue number as yours.) but Canada!!p6140625.jpg

14/06/2021 18:57:24

Hi Jeremy.

I have a set of OUTSIDE JAWS for sale listed in the classifieds on this site which will fit your Prat Bernerd 1588-10130 3 jaw chuck. Note these are OUTSIDE JAWS but will allow you to still use your chuck.


Thread: Work Shop Talk - Cleaning Sanding Belts & Sanding Discs Easily
25/03/2021 10:36:45

I'm sure I read years ago that a piece of plastic hose pipe could be used for cleaning belt sander belts.Not tried it my self as I have one of those "sticks"

Thread: Mad Modder site not secure?
10/03/2021 12:59:03

I had the same warning when logging in the other day. But the problem has now been fixed.

Thread: Myford super 7 mk1 clutch
01/03/2021 18:09:23


Here is some information.

ml7 clutch 3.jpgml7 clutch 2.jpgml7 clutch 1.jpg

Thread: Myford Between Centres Boring Bar
25/02/2021 23:03:43

Photo from Myford's Ebay listing.

myford boring bar.jpg

25/02/2021 22:38:38

Hi Simon.

It's a bit primitive really. The tool bit goes in one hole and is secured by a piece 1/4" diam bar with a flat tapering to the end on one side. Not sure if I have described it very clearly, if not I can take a photo of mine tomorrow.

Thread: Tom Senior Belt ?
22/02/2021 13:38:52


The belt on my TS light vertical has the following details on it:-

PIX -X'set Z 18.5 10X470 LI. Kbb50

Thread: Advice for a newbie on tools and tool post for a Myford super 7
23/01/2021 22:01:10

I found the following by clicking on the "shipping tab" on their WEB site:-

UK and European customers are welcome to purchase directly through our UK agent **LINK**

or through the website shop if they prefer.

Edited By ian j on 23/01/2021 22:05:14

Thread: straight shank adapter for MT2/MT3 drill bits
07/01/2021 14:22:05

RDG sell a 2 morse taper socket with a 3/4" diam.shank which could be turned down to 1/2" I should think.

2 mt socket


Scroll down to 3RD item.



Edited By ian j on 07/01/2021 14:23:36

Edited By ian j on 07/01/2021 14:25:08

Thread: Problem with DRO's memory or with mine?
02/01/2021 22:56:27

According to my manual, the Sleep function is NOT APPLICABLE TO the 3 Axis version.

Just been to the workshop (BRR) and tried my 2 axis DRO on the milling machine

The DRO must be in INC mode, pressing HA puts it to sleep mode and the displays go blank as if powered down but still tracks any axis movements which are displayed when HA is pressed again. But if the DRO is switched off either by the rear switch or wall socket any axis movement is not stored.


Gordon and Clive replied as I was typing !!


Edited By ian j on 02/01/2021 23:00:54

Edited By ian j on 02/01/2021 23:01:44

Thread: Lathe Setup / Tests
15/11/2020 19:07:57

Looking at the Myford Inspection sheets:

test 16, work held in chuck, permissible error .0000" to .0008"


test 17, between centres permissible error 0000" to .0004"


So I think you are doing well with your test results.

Edited By ian j on 15/11/2020 19:09:00

09/11/2020 21:48:32

inspection sheet 2.jpgThis is a copy of the Myford Inspection sheet

inspection sheet 1.jpg

inspection sheet 3.jpg

Thread: Sumitomo insert identification
14/09/2020 19:44:01

Here is the order form for turning toola and tips from " Carter Precision Tools "

It's for ISO standard tool and tip I/D so not much help to the OP.

turning tips 2.jpg

turning tips 1.jpg

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