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Thread: NME&MEX Doncaster
14/05/2019 13:02:39

Yes, it is Mike Sayers from the Pickering club.


12/05/2019 18:19:41

I hobbed the gears for Mike's Bentley blower engine supercharger, it was about eight or nine years ago but the wait has been worth it to see the finished result.

It will either inspire all of us to do better model engineering, or just give up and take up knitting or something. !!


12/05/2019 15:18:40

He told us it has cost him Aus $11000 to do the round trip and have the model air freighted over with insurance etc.


12/05/2019 12:04:59

I went yesterday, excellent show I thought.

Here's Mike's Bentley, worth going even if that was the only exhibit on show.

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This chap had come all the way from Australia to exhibit a model Saunderson tractor.

He is taking the Duke of Edinborough award back with him as well.

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Does anyone know if there is any truth in the rumour that the show will be be going back to Harrogate at some point ?


Thread: Honing motor cycle small ends
10/05/2019 08:17:34

Can you not just put the reamer back through them ?

I would not use emery paper in a drill myself, it would end making them bell mouthed which is not good.


Thread: Fobco Star Modifications
09/05/2019 23:40:34

Having looked at lots of photo's on Google, I think the wind up table system was only fitted to the 7/8 model and bigger machines.

I am a bit undecided what to do at the moment, I currently have one of the typical cheapo Chinese pillar drills, and whilst it is just about capable of drilling holes, there is not much else good to say about it really.

All my other machine tools apart from a bandsaw are good old fashioned British made quality items, and I would like my drill to be the same.

I might just buy the Fobco if the price is right and mount it on a fabricated stand and see how I get on with it for now.


09/05/2019 13:18:48

Has anyone on here ever converted the bench mounted version of this drilling machine into a floor standing one by simply swapping the 55mm diameter column for a longer one ?

Looking at photo's of both it seems the floor standing one has both a bigger base and table. I was wondering about bolting the smaller base to a frame to increase its footprint, but would be interested to hear any opinions or suggestions please.

I have a chance to buy a bench model locally and would want to also make a new extended spindle for it to accept 2MT drills and chucks instead of the JT6 one fitted as standard. That would take up more working height hence the reason for converting to floor standing.



Thread: 2mt Myford Collet
06/05/2019 19:04:02

Hi Michael

Thanks for that info, it looks like i already have a full set in that case, so search over.

Its curious that 32 collets are mentioned though, I make it 29 for that set.


06/05/2019 11:29:31
Posted by Andrew Moyes 1 on 02/05/2019 08:29:56:
Posted by Phil P on 30/04/2019 22:09:29:
Posted by John Haine on 30/04/2019 21:47:48

I am looking for a 3/64" Myford collet if anyone has a spare, once I obtain that elusive one I have a full set.

I will probably never use it, but it annoys the hell out of me that I dont have one !!


My old Myford catalogues say 'Collets are available in 64th increments in sizes 1/16" to 1/2" and from 2 to 13 mm in 1/2mm increments." So I don't think a collet as small as 3/64ths was made and would explain why you can't find one. I hope this helps!

Andrew M

Hi Andrew

You may well be right about that, I recently bought a 3/64" collet from "Myford" on ebay, only to be refunded and told it was out of stock. Maybe they never had one in the first place !!

I would be interested to hear from anyone else who actually has one just to confirm either way if they were ever available.



Edited By Phil P on 06/05/2019 11:30:22

Thread: Meek screwcutting dog-clutch
05/05/2019 14:21:29

Hi Gray

That looks to be a superb bit of machining you have accomplished there.

A pal of mine has just finished a Meek clutch for his Warco lathe, (with a bit of help from myself with 3D CAD drawings and gear hobbing etc. We took the liberty of "enhancing" the design in a few areas. 

It will be displayed on the Bradford MES stand at Doncaster next weekend, after that I will take some photo's before he refits it to the lathe, and send you some copies.

Hope you are well.


Edited By Phil P on 05/05/2019 14:23:13

Thread: 2mt Myford Collet
30/04/2019 22:09:29
Posted by John Haine on 30/04/2019 21:47:48:

Original Myford collets are like hen's teeth and expensive.

I am looking for a 3/64" Myford collet if anyone has a spare, once I obtain that elusive one I have a full set.

I will probably never use it, but it annoys the hell out of me that I dont have one !!


Thread: "Screwing" a car round a corner!
27/04/2019 15:17:37

I have a 69 Traveller and have to say it handles perfectly, but has radials all round.

I remember in my youth having lots of fun in my mini van when it had cross ply on the front and radials on the back, I nearly got rid of it, but it became a different car with radials all round, it was almost impossible to lose control even at silly speeds. I even came third in a "12 car rally" in it once, the only thing that let it down was the drum brakes.

My Traveller has discs on the front, and it drives much like any normal modern car now. In fact it is a bit of a revelation after running a cable braked Austin Seven for twenty odd years.


Thread: Hofmann Rotary table owners?
20/03/2019 22:59:16

If you have managed to get a Hofmann for only £50 more than an unknown imported one then you really have got a bargain. Well done that man.

Mine has the indexing plate attachment rather than the hand-wheel.


20/03/2019 12:57:41

As per what Simon said above, but you will find that a standard Allen key will not fit behind the hand wheel.

Get yourself a spare Allen key and shorten it so it fits in the space and then leave it there all the time.

That is what I do on my Hoffmann 8" table. They are a superbly made bit of kit and you will not be dissapointed.


Thread: Hole tolerance help needed.
19/03/2019 22:51:39

Depends what you are aiming for but H7 would be a good starting point imho.


Thread: Hello, Alexander master toolmaker
21/02/2019 13:22:45

I am fairly sure the " PG/1.M.20.P.A " refers to the change gears for the feed. ie 1 MOD x 20° pressure angle.

I have the same machine myself by the way, you will not be disappointed, I have yet to find a job that I cannot do on mine.


Thread: Myford tailstock ML7 / Super 7
07/02/2019 23:20:51

I use both types of tailstock on my S7.

The normal one is used for general work and stays on the lathe most of the time, but the ML7 one is fitted with a Cowells capstan rack attachment, and I use that for threading with a Coventry die head.


Thread: Drilling Small holes in Gunmetal
03/02/2019 11:25:24

I use a totally different method which completely removes the risk of breaking a tap in the main casting.

I machine some short brass bushes with a tapped hole in the centre to suit the screws used, in my case they were Metric 1.2mm ones, and made in a batch on my watchmaking lathe.

Then simply drill a hole for the bush to fit where you need the screws to go in the casting, and either press fit or loctite them in position.

Worst that can happen is you break a drill or a tap in one of the bushes, but just throw that one away and make another.

From memory I think it might have been Graham Meek who put me onto this method.


Thread: Myford 33t and 34t gears for metric threads
28/01/2019 13:30:27

I hate split dies, and have now gone over to using a die head for the smaller sizes that I need.

I do use the 33/34 changewheel trick when screwcutting metrics though. And having a Meek screwcutting clutch is the icing on the cake.


Thread: New collets. Bankrupt now.
17/01/2019 13:15:42

It would depend on the position of the lever you use with it.

Torque is force x radius, so if the lever were at 90° to the C spanner it wont be far off.


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