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Member postings for Ian Hewson

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Thread: Lifting or hoisting a Myford Super 7
01/04/2018 14:32:08

How did you get it on to the kitchen table?

How will you get it off?

30/03/2018 22:06:07

If you are reasonably fit you can do a lift, remove the motor and tail stock and it can be done one handed.

I last lifted my ml7 when I was 71, three years ago.

Two men it’s a doddle.

Thread: Myford 254+ Wiring
30/03/2018 19:05:40

Seem to have lost the copies I posted, were there on the computer when I posted, but not showing on my iPad.

I see David has offered the diags so I do not need to repost.

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
30/03/2018 19:00:45

Well bully for you Sam, glad you have not been on the receiving end of cynical firms trying to get rid of staff without paying redundancy.

My wife was treated in a despicable fashion that forced her to leave a job she liked and had given more than required to it, but then I suppose she was in the wrong trade and did not like work.

Best move I made was to give two fingers and leave at 55, invention of the wheel was in progress by the new wiz kids who knew it all, but then I was biased and cynical also.

Never looked back and the last 23 years have been our best yet, now I pick and choose what I want to do.

Thread: Myford 254+ Wiring
30/03/2018 18:37:16

Don't know if this helps, but here are the wiring diagrams for the 254s

Regards Ian

Thread: Moore and wright tools
28/03/2018 09:17:35

Just had an email from Bowers Group, Moore & Wright.

Hello Ian,

Good morning.

The majority of the Moore & Wright products are manufactured in the Far East although a select number of items are still manufactured in the UK.

Kind regards

Richard Fyvie

Sales Office Manager

Thread: Drawing board v CAD
20/03/2018 10:21:37

I agree with Larry, never had much use for drawing boards and certainly do not want to have to learn cad at 73, much too busy making things using my head for the design process.

I may be old fashioned, but the worl seem to have gone totally electronic without many hands on skills being valued.

A recent servay found that the only jobs likely to survive the oncoming robotics would be the skilled Hans on fettling ones, that repaired and things, as not all things are throw away yet.

Wouldnt be without my iMac, iPhone and iPad though.

Thread: One Hand Operated Depth Gauge
22/02/2018 09:28:06

Just a thought, would a 118 degree taper on the end of the pin be better for the depth of a drilled hole?

Thread: M&W 7
19/02/2018 22:13:33

Bowers group, M&W are advertising for staff at there Bradford factory, to work in a high precision engineering environment, so it appears they still manufacture there.

Thread: MyFord Super 7 spindle movement
18/02/2018 20:32:08

So I am to beleive that old Myford made everything they sold themselves?

17/02/2018 21:00:01

All my dealings with RDG/Myford from the old days in the second hand tools shop to the firm they are today I find they are totally genuine in there dealings, and when I call at the Mytholmroyd premises they are always helpful.

To total them without any substance is disengenuos.

To try and protect a name they have paid for from being used by others is fair enough, how would you feel if you had paid out and then found others freeloading?

I have no other interest in them other than a satisfied customer.

13/02/2018 21:36:02

Simple enough job to make a couple from plate.

Thread: Ferrabee Pillar Engine
07/02/2018 18:03:45

Thanks for the edit Neil


07/02/2018 17:12:05

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Now I am getting well on with my engine, running well on air, I was thinking that I do not have much of an idea what it would have been used for, driving or pumping etc.

Can anyone enlighten me as to the uses for it?


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Ps the date on the calendar is the Centenary of the golf club i used to play at.

Not found how to rotate pic's either as yet.


Edited By Neil Wyatt on 07/02/2018 18:02:07

Thread: 7 equi-spaced holes on a pcd - why?
05/02/2018 22:52:45

Thanks for the praise, Emgee and Chris, much appreciated although that was not what I posted for. Engine was 95% complete when pics were taken, see through oilers and drain cocks fitted since.

Just wanted to say that the clearance is limited between the cylinders and standards, was a pain to fit the nuts to the studs with the room available, took a lot of work to provide clearance with the Dremmel.

05/02/2018 14:50:41

Just don”t forget what I mentioned about getting to the standard to fit the cylinders with extra studs.

03/02/2018 19:33:10

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03/02/2018 19:22:51

Built my Tangye with seven studs, not a problem, they arise when you fit to the standards at the rear, lol.

Thread: Watch powered by body heat
01/02/2018 12:14:16

Bill, guess you don’t like Apple, but this watch is not Apple so you can buy it.

Thread: Ferrabee Pillar Engine
13/01/2018 19:13:04

Using the balls I suggest does away with building a spark eroder, unless you want to build one.

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