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Thread: Link belt on Myford
10/07/2012 19:23:07

I had vibration problems 20 years ago on my s7,I asked advice from Myford and was advised to fit a Brammer link belt. This cured the problem and I never had slippage with this make .When I bought my large bore Myford it had some vibration problems amongst other things and so I fitted a Power Twist link belt .I experienced slippage and no amount of tightening would solve it.The cone pully is smaller than my old lathe which is A size this new lathe hardly takes a Z size and dose not fill the pulley.I have had Darren and Pete who service Myfords and they removed the link belt and fitted a new belt along with other problems that were causing the vibration.Make sure the clutch pulley and the motor pulley are in perfect alignment,mine wasn,t and this had some bearing on my vibration problems.The service I received from guys was excellent and worth the money.


Thread: R8
29/06/2012 08:04:12

I use a 2 morse taper ER25 collet chuck as well as a clair autolock with the same taper in an R8 by using anR8 2mt sleeve .The drawbar perhaps has a different thread mine is smaller so it passes through the adapter and pulls everything together.If the draw bar will not pass through turn out the threaded portion of the R8 adapter.


Thread: First cut
05/06/2012 18:28:51

I agree with Paul about Diamond tools.I have used one for some time and had excellent results.I use tipped tools for most work,but use the diamond tool for finishing cuts ,it is a very versatile tool.If your purse stretches to it I would have one,I have never regretted mine.



Thread: What's this tool?
18/02/2012 20:00:49

Hello Steve

I don,t know the specific use for this tool ,but it looks as if it was made to turn something on.The cut outs at the top are I think the important bit with the wedge shaped screwdriver shapes being to guide the tool into the switch/lock/valve?


Thread: Setting up a SX3
24/01/2012 20:17:27
I own a sx3 and am very pleased with it,s performance.
I use a laser pocket level with a small tripod bought from a supermarket to tram my head.The idea is from an article I read in MEW or ME .You make a threaded rod to mount in the spindle collet and attach the level,you then take a piece of white card and set it on the end of the table,mark the position of the laser dot on the card,measure the distance to the centre of the spindle and then mount the card the same distance at the opposite end,hopefully the dots will correspond if not you can see which way you need to adjust.this also works across the table but you need a piece of board to extend the range.I have also taken out the movement of the column by bolting flat bar to the column, there are two handy screws in the top of the column and then securing the bars to the ceiling,and a further bar to the rear self tapped in the cover.It really is rigid now.
Thread: Dehumidfier in shed would it help?
06/01/2012 23:46:29
Hello  Duncan
I have the same size workshop as yourself. I have no insulation on the half brick walls,three double glazed windows and a draught proof door.I have no heating but I do have a de-humidifyer it works only at night and still keeps the rust at bay.Draught proofing is essential and I still cover my machines with  rags.I also have the benefit of living in one of the driest counties,Lincolnshire . I hope you solve your problem .
Thread: Lathe cutting out of true
05/01/2012 20:20:28
Hello  Jon
The first thing to do is what has already been suggested,that is to read up on setting up a lathe as it appears that you have not set up properly before starting to use the lathe.
Setting over the tailstock should only be done after the bed has been assessed for twist with a level over the bed then turn a 8" length of bar in the three jaw under power feed.,if this is not true keep adjusting the hold down bolts until you have truth. then proceed to the tailstock. Hope this helps.
Thread: Turning very thin bar
30/12/2011 18:02:59
hello Woolfie
No one has mentioned the use of a home made running down cutter. 
I have a selection that I have made and used over the years.To make one for your job use some 3/16" silver steel,drill No50 for the depth required ,then file four cutting faces ,stone to sharpness.Harden and temper job done.Hope this helps
30/12/2011 18:02:59
hello Woolfie
No one has mentioned the use of a home made running down cutter. 
I have a selection that I have made and used over the years.To make one for your job use some 3/16" silver steel,drill No50 for the depth required ,then file four cutting faces ,stone to sharpness.Harden and temper job done.Hope this helps
Thread: Linked drive belts from RDG
25/07/2011 17:04:13
I have a Myford Super Seven and had problems with vibration.I was advised by Myfords to fit a link belt as this would help,it worked fine, so I would fit one.
Thread: What Collet type, 5C or ER25
17/05/2011 21:53:46
I would have an auto lock chuck for the milling machine ,as I have had at critical moments downward creep of the cutter using ER32 collets disconcerting I can assure you.I have just bought a Posilock milling chuck
regards Frank
Thread: Amateurs
23/03/2011 20:25:04
Have you visited a model engineering exhibition.If you have I am surprised by your remarks,as the majority of the entrants are self taught and there workmanship is remarkable.Please enter your advice for those of us who benefit by the knowledge of a skilled man .
Thread: Bench Tidy
12/01/2011 19:22:45
The idea was taken from the office tidy.
To make ,obtain some lengths of waste pipe ,bath waste sink waste and overflow pipe.
Take a piece of board 4"by a length to suit your needs.Cut up your pipe to the lengths to suit your tools.Take a hot melt glue gun and glue around the base of the pipes and run glue between them,you now have a very useful storage stand and you can see the tools you require at a glance.Cheap and easy.Hope this helps someone.
Thread: Casting concrete beams
02/11/2010 17:37:28
Hello John.
The size of the beam and the length is a factor.
If you have access to a machine to lift the beams then they can be cast in shuttering on the ground.If not they will need to be cast in situ in a supported shutter. 
The mix for concrete for beams (shovels)10 gravel 5 Sharp sand 2 cement or if it is mixed ballast I use 7 ballast 1 cement.
The reinforcing bar needs 2 longitudal rods top and bottom with bar bent into a square at 300mm centres tied with wire to the 4 rods to form a cage.Keep the cage 25mm up from the bottom/side&top .Hire a vibrating poker to remove the air .Hope this helps
Thread: Poor surface finish using Myford
06/06/2010 17:17:41
Hi Steve.
I Have nothing to add from the previous advice except that if finances permit The Diamond Tool Holder as advertised by Eccentric Engineering is a brilliant tool.This is so easy to sharpen and to set to height and with the sharpening jig supplied to can,t fail to get a sharp tool.My work has improved greatly since i have been using one.Make sure it,s tight if taking interupted cuts.Hope this helps on top of all advice .
Thread: Milling Machine Information.
31/12/2009 14:13:35
Hello all.
Hoping that someone out there knows of this machine and can give me some information on it.I have a T&LM milling machine bench size and weighs about 1.5cwt ,I have found a lathe of this make on the Lathe website ,but there was no information on milling machines of this make.Can any one help please.
Thread: Flanging tender side panels
17/12/2009 22:30:54
Hello Nigel
My tender is of brass and I did have to anneal it several times.
I found that making the former square on the hornplate end and the top,these form a datum for setting out on a surface plate or glass.I made the former higher than the top of the tender and added  the amount onto all measurements.You can clamp sides and back onto the former for all the drilling operations.I have found this method to be satisfactory for me .
I hope this helps.
10/12/2009 21:16:43
Hello all.
Reference the flanging. I am building a 2" Gold Medal Burell and have just finished the flanging of the tender.I made a complete internal former of the tender from hardwood,from 1"* internal dimentions and glued together in a stack.The former was shaped and I had no difficulty in flanging,the sides first and then clamping them both in place I wrapped the back over them this worked a treat.Clamping the back in place I drilled for the rivets ,the whole can be held with bolts through the rivet holes after removing timber for the nuts.
All of the drilling was carried out with the tender on the former.
Thread: Novice beginner
16/09/2009 20:29:53
Francis Boyle.
Hello . I have been building my gold medal tractor for 25 years between running a business/ alterations to the house and other things that keep you from the workshop.
The drawings are very accurate and the castings also are good.It is a small engine in full size therefore it is like clockwork on the small items,but I am still enjoying every stage I complete .I made my own boiler and had no engineering experience previously,it is not to difficult.I sometimes wish I had gone for a 3" Burrell  as being a builder my fingers are a little large to get into the fiddley bits,but it is a beautiful engine when completed [when]
All the best Francis 
Thread: Help with piston rings.
15/08/2009 09:39:03
Thanks for that Jason,I will do as you say and get some graphite yarn.An answer from an experienced modeler is just what I needed.Thanks again Francis Boyle.
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