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Member postings for Mark Kilgore

Here is a list of all the postings Mark Kilgore has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Myford extension for spindle.
06/06/2021 17:21:52

That spindle blank was originally designed for holding a chuck, with workpiece, in a bench vise for filing or whatever. It was so described in early Myford catalogs.

Thread: capstan sockets - other names for these ?
01/01/2018 21:20:00

ArcEuroTrade calls them "Morse Taper Straight Sockets", but catalog them only in 1MT and 2MT. Still, that might broaden your search.

Thread: Starrett Tool Makers Steel Clamps
28/12/2017 02:18:50

One of the Starretts, using the shallower movable jaw, makes a cracking good carriage stop for a Myford Series 7 lathe. Turn the clamp over, lay the inside bottom on the front way and tighten against the outside shear. Solid!

Thread: Myford change wheels
01/01/2017 19:42:38

Another idea in that vein would entail using the longitudinal groove in the Myford Super 7 lead screw (for powering the cross feed) to drive the hand wheel, a la the old South Bends. A bronze miter gear would ride along the lead screw, with a key to be driven by the slot. This would mesh with another gear with axis parallel to the hand wheel axis. All else is imagination.

I discussed this idea with Ivan Law at a London show years ago and was not encouraged. His thought was that a Myford lead screw would wear so slowly as to make this adaptation unnecessary. Would surely be cool, though. In place of doing all the engineering involved, I just bought a new lead screw against the day.

Thread: Myford Connoisseur for sale in Vancouver, BC, Canada
12/08/2016 14:23:53

I must lack some credential for the ability to post in the For Sale area, so please move this as needed.

This is a nearly new c2001 big bore Myford short bed lathe located in Vancouver, with motor and factory stand and including a range of Myford chucks and accessories. Among the rarer bits are a factory taper attachment and metric conversion gears. Priced for quick sale at C$6000, or US$4595. Seller can arrange crating for shipment.

Guy Lautard is acting as listing agent for this sale, but is not the owner/seller. See Guy’s listing on his website,

Thread: Useful information for newbies and seasoned hands.
07/05/2016 17:02:30

At the USAF Machinist's Training Course, Chanute AFB, IL, in 1969, the school had a standard way of dealing with chuck keys left in place. There was a huge chuck key welded onto a heavy chain necklace. The offender got to wear the jewelry for the day. Not at the machines, of course.

Thread: Question about knurling wheels
06/02/2016 22:51:34

I also have one of those Marlcos. The right wheels are Series AJ, 5/8" OD x 5/16" W x 7/32" Hole.

Thread: new member PHANTOM MAN
23/01/2016 01:59:17

Howdy, Mates. I spent 12 years in Phantom (American!) front seats and there was no better aircraft at high speed and low altitude, steady as a rock. Thanks to all for stirring the memories.

Thread: Myford super 7 tailstock thread
21/01/2016 01:32:27

I've been using one of these attachments for a few years. Had planned to install some sort of DRO, as many of you have, but found that I could set the travel stop within half a hundredth (inch) using a steel rule. That means I can watch the drilling process, not the readout, and let the stop worry about the end of the process. What a pleasure!

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