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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

Thread: Mystery item Myford ML 7 purchase
24/08/2020 23:11:44

The earliest Myford ML8 wood turning lathes were painted cream.

Thread: Myford super 7 cross slide nut specification thread imperial
22/07/2020 08:30:31

"Home and workshop machinery" have both Imperial and Metric feed screw + nut available.

Home and workshop machinery

Thread: Good way of attaching instructions to a painted surface
04/06/2020 19:29:48

Laminate the printed instructions and use thin double sided tape to fix it in place. I use this method to produce control panel overlays etc with good results.

Thread: Milling spindle motor
18/05/2020 22:04:59

John H

That link just goes to a ebay listing for a PSU.

Edited By ian j on 18/05/2020 22:05:56

Thread: MEW Special edition 2008 Cherry interview
04/05/2020 09:18:36

Stephen PM sent.

Thread: Getting a milling head ready for use
30/04/2020 10:55:35

clarkson chuck.jpgI think Simon may be correct regarding the type of chuck. I've just fitted mine and with the threaded backing ring screwed up to the bottom of the quill there are about four threads showing.Might seem a bit obvious but have you tried spraying some Wd40 type lubricate down the quill?

28/04/2020 17:19:34

Here is the spec for the light vertical. Looks like 2MT, R8 and 30 INT were all options.


s type spec.jpg



Edited By ian j on 28/04/2020 17:52:28

27/04/2020 19:49:58

" clean out and re-tune the spring mechanism for the quill "

Unless it's really necessary I would not dismantle the quill return spring assembly as it's a right pain to get it back together. If the quill is sticking and not returning,fully extend it and clean it then use a light oil in the top oiling point.



Edited By ian j on 27/04/2020 19:55:09

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
26/04/2020 20:29:34

When using a plunger type DTI on the lathe I use to just clamp it by the lug on the back in a QCT holder of course it was on it's side, not ideal. Today finally got around to making some thing better after spotting a 3D printed one on ebay. I machined it from Alluminum.Works just fine.




Thread: Finally got the milling machine home.
13/03/2020 20:15:02


I have sent you a PM


13/03/2020 07:15:30

Nice looking machine. When I bought my T S light vertical mill I was a bit nervous on removing the milling chuck, but the advise I was given from a member on here was unscrew the draw bar a few threads and just give it a sharp tap with a soft faced hammer BUT make sure the fine feed clutch on the right is disengaged first.

Edited By ian j on 13/03/2020 07:16:36

Thread: Engraving
16/02/2020 16:15:32

z axis base.jpgy axis engraved -0-40.jpgx axis engraved 0-40.jpgengraved 90-0-90.jpgengraved 50-0-50 top & bottom.jpgI know that Ron had his engraving question sorted, but I thought I would share this for the future.

I'm building the ACTO T & C grinder and have had the following number engraving done by " Modern Engraving" Stoke On Trent.

1. Two 50mm hand wheels 0-40

2. Two 70mm flanges 50-0-50 top and bottom.

3. one 70mm flange 90-0-90

4. one 100mm base 0-350

I had done the lines and knew I would mess them up if I tried stamping the numbers.

The cost was £50 for the lot which I consider VERY reasonable.

atco t and cutter grinder.jpgengraved 0-350 ccw.jpg

Edited By ian j on 16/02/2020 16:19:59

Thread: ML7 how much space needed?
07/02/2020 21:45:23

ML7 manual gives the weight as:

Lathe+motor 2001bs

Lathe+motor+stand 320ibs


Add 16ibs for QC gear box



Edited By ian j on 07/02/2020 21:46:10

Edited By ian j on 07/02/2020 21:46:53

Thread: Yahoo "Myfordlathes" group has moved...
17/12/2019 21:01:28

a quick google found this :-

unimat io group

Thread: Myford 254 thread dial indicator
23/11/2019 20:26:53

Phil. I've just spotted this one on ebay:

0sAAOSwXrld1ua~">Myford 254 thread indicate

Thread: Just bought an ML7, what should i do first?
18/11/2019 08:13:10


                                        Saddle lock:

myford saddle lock.jpg

Edited By ian j on 18/11/2019 08:16:30

Thread: How to use CamCalc for cutting Camshafts
19/10/2019 08:29:06


Thanks for that, Yes you are correct that works ( I had tried but used _ instead of - )

command line

> java CamCalc 128 .075 .562 .1375 1000 -a1


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