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Thread: Electrical switch for a Myford ML7
18/04/2019 21:48:35

If no one comes up with an answer it would be worth emailing the photos to Krauss and Naimer (look up for your country) it looks like one of their older pattern switches and quite possibly the disconnected wire is an internal one as supplied.

Thread: Refitting belts on Myford Tri Leva lathe
17/04/2019 14:12:50
Posted by John Greenwood 2 on 17/04/2019 10:48:35:

Thanks for the replys, those pictures make it really clear how it works!

I tightened these adjusters until the belts started gripping but the stiffness of the headstock bearings meant that fastest speed slipped with a squealing sound and with the slowest speed the belt slipped out of the pulleys.

I clearly have not got things back right.

 

 

 

Hope none of the following is teaching Granny how to suck eggs and sorry if it is!

Was the spindle running ok before you changed the belts?

If it was then have you reassembled the shaft parts and set things up according to the manual?

May be a silly question: but did you make sure the bearing caps were put back as they were originally and that none of of the bearing shims were lost or misplaced during the belt change?

Hope you realise that the belts normally should slip until the relevant lever is pushed down, if the shaft is that tight then I would not be attempting to run the lathe until it is sorted out.

Maybe somebody can come in on here with more experience of these matters, mine is very limited.

 

Edited By V8Eng on 17/04/2019 14:15:40

Thread: Hard to please OAPs
17/04/2019 13:53:58

Well I drive a German 4x4 not that it is anybody else’s business cos I pay my dues and do not have attitudes to makes or generalisation about other road users.

I stopped watching reality TV because I rarely saw anything to keep me interested.

However: the sun is shining a Garden Warbler was at our bird bath this morning and the Greenfinch pair have appeared for the first time this year now I have a flower bed to dig over in this lovely afternoon sun.

life is for living so stop moaning and live it as best you can, it’s not a rehearsal you know.

Thread: Folding Bike design & build
09/04/2019 21:14:21

Well done Alan that is a nice bit of design and really good professional looking finished product.

Edited By V8Eng on 09/04/2019 21:28:46

Thread: Refitting belts on Myford Tri Leva lathe
09/04/2019 20:58:45

I have owned my Tri Leva for many years and have never seen a special tool for these although somebody else may know better.

My adjusters rotate using simple finger pressure after the roller arm has been pushed inward to release the slotted end of the adjusting screw from engagement with it, the slot must be returned to vertical alignment again after any adjustment and check it is properly engaged. I find this operation a bit tricky to do and difficult to explain so hope it makes some sense.

A manual helps greatly do you have one?

Your screws look a bit chewed up so maybe somebody tried turning them with pliers or something without disengaging the slotted end.

Here are photos of the screw and slotted end, hope that it helps explain things.11c91a29-aeef-4533-a96f-817c74f212c9.jpeg

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Edited By V8Eng on 09/04/2019 21:06:23

Thread: Machinery Directive and CE marking
08/04/2019 13:11:22

 

Posted by Cabinet Enforcer on 08/04/2019 07:14:04:

Posted by V8Eng on 07/04/2019 18:19:26:
I really do hope people will stop suggesting that HSE or the EU be contacted, that is likely to get people like Politicians etc who do not understand us investigating home workshops and hobbyists. Nothing good is likely to come from that!

V8Eng, what makes you think they aren't already here watching us?

Anyway, I imagine the statistics for injuries would plonk model engineering into DIY injuries:

**LINK**

There's a big long list of things to be banned before they find us😂

 

 

Of course we are being watched, the difference is between being watched and deliberately drawing the watchers attention to yourself.

We are watched on CCTV in many areas of life and not much notice is taken of us but if you start doing something that attracts the watchers attention then they will take an interest in you instead of not taking much notice.

Edited By V8Eng on 08/04/2019 13:12:14

Edited By V8Eng on 08/04/2019 13:12:49

07/04/2019 18:19:26
I really do hope people will stop suggesting that HSE or the EU be contacted, that is likely to get people like Politicians etc who do not understand us investigating home workshops and hobbyists. Nothing good is likely to come from that!

Edited By V8Eng on 07/04/2019 18:20:21

Edited By V8Eng on 07/04/2019 18:23:24

06/04/2019 23:00:07
Posted by Mike Poole on 06/04/2019 21:02:34:
Posted by V8Eng on 06/04/2019 19:41:15:

My Grandfather believed in keeping your head down and hope that ‘Officialdom’ would not notice you!

My own experience over the decades suggests that he had the right idea!

I haven’t got a lathe or a mill or a workshop, just a shed and I just go there to read the paperwink 2

Mike

Yes likewise.wink.

06/04/2019 19:41:15

My Grandfather believed in keeping your head down and hope that ‘Officialdom’ would not notice you!

My own experience over the decades suggests that he had the right idea!

Thread: Using magnets
04/04/2019 13:37:43

Posted by Paul M on 04/04/2019 09:19:15:

I recently pulled apart a PC hard drive (not solid state) and discovered two very strong magnets.

I have used them frequently for holding ferrous parts together when marking out and spotting for drilling. They are small flat and very useful.

Not something I would have thought of using in the past, but worth retrieving if you have a dead hard drive.

Do not let those magnets get together because separating them needs a lot of force. Don’t ask!

Thread: Tri leva grease and bar removal help
30/03/2019 19:48:55

42ad2fdb-a4bc-49f5-a97f-77244d01f10f.jpegWell I got a bit further with this today, pleased to say that there is vey little wear.

The shaft was knocked out using a soft (ish) drift slightly smaller than the shaft diameter with a central pimple to locate in the shaft end recess.

obviously plenty of support is needed under the casing I used a piece of old very hard wood with a suitably sized hole in it to allow the big end to go through.

A press of some sort might have been safer but I do not have ready acces to one.

have to say that the experience was rather nerve wracking knowing the the chance of getting a replacement housing would be pretty slim.

I have put up a photo of the shaft this shows the flats that the grub screws seat onto.

As the old saying goes all is entirely at your own risk and I am not to be blamed if it goes wrong!!!

 

Edited By V8Eng on 30/03/2019 19:55:14

Edited By V8Eng on 30/03/2019 20:03:41

28/03/2019 19:18:04

e1fe1102-1898-4346-8f54-e8aa70b524ad.jpegI am less far into the process than yourself but looking at the assembly there is also a grub screw on the first locking collar/spacer, I think there may also be a flat on the shaft where that screw tightens on it (not 100% sure yet).

the large end on your Tri Lever shaft does look like it has suffered a bit.

Couple of photos here, one showing the grub screw in the collar plus one of the shaft end in fairly good condition.

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Sorry about the odd pictures and text order!

Edited By V8Eng on 28/03/2019 19:23:28

Edited By V8Eng on 28/03/2019 19:29:03

Edited By V8Eng on 28/03/2019 19:48:54

Thread: Return key
19/03/2019 18:36:48

Return now gives a single line spacing in IOS12 that’s a great improvement,  it always used to give double line spacing.

Edited By V8Eng on 19/03/2019 18:38:40

Thread: I want one!
19/03/2019 18:30:10

deleted. V8

Edited By V8Eng on 19/03/2019 18:30:57

Thread: New Toy
10/03/2019 14:28:56
Posted by Mick Henshall on 10/03/2019 11:05:41:

Looks lovely, what is it ?

Mick🇬🇧

 

Now it has touched down the lander will probably soon start transmitting imageswink.

Edited By V8Eng on 10/03/2019 14:29:37

Thread: Building as Hand Operated Shaper
09/03/2019 22:00:09
Posted by Ricky Walker on 09/03/2019 21:11:11:

Today I made the cross feed screw for the worktable on my shaper mock up. Tomorrow I'll be travelling from Hull to Dartford to collect the hand operated shaper I won on eBay I;ll still be building this design though, as it is smaller than the one I have bought.

Here is a pic of the one I have bought:

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Should be interesting, and will help me to build the one I have started

 

 

I wondered who had won that, pretty good price too I reckon.

Edited By V8Eng on 09/03/2019 22:00:56

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
09/03/2019 21:42:37
Posted by Limpet on 09/03/2019 19:54:31:

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Not just today but last week acquired this ML7, it needed a little TLC

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It's now in a lot of bits - anyone know how it goes together

 

Nice work there Limpet, I was wondering how to lighten mine prior to moving it, now I know😉.

What are the bedways looking like wear wise after de-rusting?

Expect you will find the odd homeless washer after re-assembly anyway😉

Edited By V8Eng on 09/03/2019 21:49:15

Thread: Workshop - indoors or outdoors
26/02/2019 19:51:03
Posted by Steambuff on 26/02/2019 10:33:38:
Posted by V8Eng on 26/02/2019 10:05:02:

Whilst not wanting to rain on anyone’s parade, I will say that probably you need to discuss the matter of using a cellar for this with your Insurance Company first.

If you must talk to your insurance company, I would call it a "Craft Room" .... Insurance companies don't like Workshops!

Dave

 

I think you will find Insurance companies do not take kindly to being misled either, honesty is best when dealing with insurance otherwise you could actually be uninsured.

Edited By V8Eng on 26/02/2019 20:18:03

Thread: Myford Super 7 motor mounting
26/02/2019 10:09:34

I remember this company was suggested by somebody else in a recent thread on here.

Try here.

**LINK**

Edited By V8Eng on 26/02/2019 10:10:26

Edited By V8Eng on 26/02/2019 10:10:50

Thread: Workshop - indoors or outdoors
26/02/2019 10:05:02

Whilst not wanting to rain on anyone’s parade, I will say that probably you need to discuss the matter of using a cellar for this with your Insurance Company first.

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