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Member postings for ega

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Thread: Which lathe would this fit?
05/05/2022 15:22:46

Harrison Graduate woodturning lathe?

Thread: Lever operated tailstock for Clarke CL430/500M
04/05/2022 11:01:40

The late John Stevenson showed a design which combined lever feed with the original screw feed.

Mike Hurley:

Have you tried lever feed?

Thread: Myford Super 7 at SRS for only £395
02/05/2022 11:14:33


My recollection is that the vertical shears of the Super 7 bed were gang-milled rather than ground. My own, which was professionally re-conditioned but not by Myfords, seems to be milled.

I suppose practice may have varied over the life of the lathe.

PS Good luck to the OP with his task!

Edited By ega on 02/05/2022 11:15:02

Thread: Ambiguous words
29/04/2022 11:58:40


I favour the expression shop-made over home-made when it comes to things made in the home workshop.

25/04/2022 10:52:39

Garibaldi - which we used to call "dead fly biscuits"!

I believe the man himself was popular here, too.

Thread: Drilling holes in thin material
24/04/2022 23:20:27

I watched his excellent video at 1.25 normal speed.

Thread: Myford induction hardened beds
24/04/2022 23:16:50

I have a fairly distinct memory of being shown round a workshop with a long, induction hardened bed S7 many years ago.

Thread: Drilling holes in thin material
24/04/2022 00:05:44

Plus 1 for the step drill which will also deburr/chamfer the edges of the hole.

Edited By ega on 24/04/2022 00:05:59

Thread: High Speed Bench Drill?
23/04/2022 14:45:51


When I saw your drill table I immediately thought that it could be incorporated into GHT's UPT instead of the original minidrill design.

Can you point me to details of your own or Chuck Fellows design, please?

Thread: Ambiguous words
23/04/2022 11:16:34


Janus words may not be what you had in mind but here is a small list of ones I made some time ago:

Janus words:
left - gone, remaining
mitt - hand, glove
best - worst (in contest)

Thread: Sherline lathe
22/04/2022 22:52:44


Thanks for mentioning the adjustment feature. I prefer the hexagonal top kind as it is then easy enough to substitute a threaded (or tapped) component to suit the particular application; most of these handles seem to come in metric which is not always what's wanted.

22/04/2022 17:37:12

Thanks for the tip. They look similar to those supplied by Eccentric Engineering with their Acute sharpening kit.

BTW, is your lathe sitting on Blu Tack?

Thread: Giving an aged look to alloy
20/04/2022 10:19:08

Walnut blasting?

Thread: Myford Lever Action Tailstock Design and Build
19/04/2022 14:23:13


Congratulations on finishing the job! I hope that this thread and forthcoming MEW article will encourage others to adopt lever (or rack) feed.

Two points about the brass button:

Does it limit the travel of the ram?

If you sometimes use gauge blocks to set the depth won't the button indent over time and affect the accuracy? A hardened button could be substituted.

Thread: Annoying Anonymous Phone Calls
19/04/2022 10:58:07


Thanks for the link which, incidentally, reminds us of the possibility of registering our mobile numbers with the TPS (in addition to the landline, if any).

Thread: Myford taper turning attachment part
11/04/2022 12:27:15

Would the corresponding part from the Hemingway Kits version solve your problem? (I don't know if they would supply separately, of course).

Thread: Advanced Grinding Rest
07/04/2022 10:58:09

Thanks to whoever rotated the pictures which I would otherwise not have looked at.

Those magnetic bases do, of course, require something to stick to!

Thread: Myford Super 7 QC gearbox Mk1 problem
03/04/2022 09:57:58

If you end up dismantling the box to any great extent be sure to get the cone of 16 to 32 teeth gears back in the right order (that point was the only issue when I did my Mk2 box; I have no experience of the Mk1).

Thread: Holding taps in a drill press
03/04/2022 09:50:43

Commercial tapping chucks typically have a collet to hold the tap shank true and a "two jaw chuck" to grip the square and provide the drive

Edited By ega on 03/04/2022 09:51:16

Thread: Murad Cadet Restoration Project
03/04/2022 09:47:42

How will a VFD fit in with the standard Cadet switching arrangement?

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