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Thread: Myford ML 7 Gearbox
27/05/2020 14:39:58

They do not have to be tight push fit, more of a light touch. Measure the oil cups and do not assume a drill will cut exactly to size.

Thread: Hardinge Identification help
27/05/2020 14:36:31

The question of changing a lathe such as the Hardinge HLV to CNC should no doubt be viewed as a heinous change to such a desirable and precious item.

Thread: How big can I go with a machine vice?
26/05/2020 09:40:18


You think you have a weight problem!

I have a tilting swivelling Abwood for occasional use, I have to break it down into its constituent parts, move it and then rebuild it in its new location, on/off the mill. A hoist would be very useful, if I had somewhere to fit it.

Thread: Can I combine primers on aluminium?
25/05/2020 11:18:41

Upol 8 etch primer is just the stuff for aluminium.

Thread: Contacts in a Parkside Charger from Lidl's.
23/05/2020 13:07:25

Kompernass website has an English optionyes

Thread: [Project 3] Dickson T1 Tool Holder
23/05/2020 12:36:45


The block was held in a very substantial vice, initial 45 degree set by angle guage, then checked using contact probe at two points in vertical and horizontal plane. As said above, 45 degrees is 1 in 1 slope, so with zeroed probe you should get an equal vertical movement for each horizontal movement. If not you just have to tap adjust until you do, tighten and try again.

Only suitable for one off making not mass production.

Thread: WAHYA ME 4639
22/05/2020 15:55:39


My specs are auto darkeningwink


Thread: [Project 3] Dickson T1 Tool Holder
22/05/2020 15:53:39

Block accurately set up at 45 degrees and left fixed for both Vs. Checked with DRO system (ie slope is 1 in 1). One V cut with mill, then vertical and horizontal off sets for the next V (also read from DRO). Second V cut.

22/05/2020 15:04:14



Special application as mentioned. Variable angle screw cutting insert holder.


Edited By KWIL on 22/05/2020 15:08:14

22/05/2020 14:45:26


Congratulations on having a go, that's the way to learn. I am not trying to belittle your efforts but manual marking out will not be accurate enough.

The 45 degree must be correct, all 4 faces of the Vs need to be in contact, the distance betwen them must be spot on.

I have made several for special applications but then my machines have all got DRO facilities. It is unlikely you will be able to file and fit with sufficient accuracy, but you can always try.

Good luck

Thread: WAHYA ME 4639
22/05/2020 12:15:07

What happened to the drawing "printed" as the centre fold in this build article?

Originals are CAD and extremely fine lined and vertually unreadable as printed.

Thread: Myford S7 Power Cross Feed Apron Adjustments
22/05/2020 11:33:18

LA58 should be tight. It holds the clasp nut cylinder in place, but the shaft is itself eccentric to allow the centering of the clasp nut on the leadscrew.

When engaging the clasp nut the leadscrew should NOT move in the vertical plane. If the leadscrew moves in the horizontal plane, the apron securing bolts are wrongly placed.

Thread: Gas Strut for Mill
22/05/2020 11:19:20

SGS will also regas your struts if suitable.

Thread: Macro rust spots.
21/05/2020 11:53:41

Rustless steel? stainless in german is Rostfrei, free of rust? but not always!

Thread: A polite note to beginners from ARC
20/05/2020 15:01:35


I would also say, I have known Ketan for many many years, you will not meet a more genuine trader and advisor. By the way, like others, I am a satisfied purchaser as well.

Thread: Turning oil filled bushes!
19/05/2020 16:27:25

If you lubricate them in use, ie on a lathe etc, then use the same oil. Cover one side, fill with oil and apply pressure, finger and thumb if appropriate size, oil will be seen to ooze through the material.

19/05/2020 15:29:06

As Jason says **GT inserts, they are so sharp and cut cleanly, the "chips" come away and do not smear.

Thread: [Project 1] M300 screwcutting gearbox repair
17/05/2020 12:02:44

What is in the last photo on the yellow paint, right hand side 2nd shaft up?

Thread: Lathe work
17/05/2020 11:15:19

I think I would start by stripping and cleaning/examination of all the jaw faces, guide slots etc.

Thread: [Project 1] M300 screwcutting gearbox repair
17/05/2020 10:57:43


I agree entirely with Brian. I also own a M300 which is VFD controlled, a mod I have found useful on all my machines. The M300 is a very capable machine, treat it with respect as they can bite!

What on earth was it "lubricated" with? Does not look just like any old oil. With the SC box in that condition, it will be worthwhile taking the top plate off and looking at the main head gears and their oil, clean it all out and replace with clean ISO 30 hydraulic oil (the main bearings cost considerable more than £160, probably nearer £1000)

I like the covers below the front shear, will keep all that swarf off!!


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