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Thread: Threading
02/03/2013 18:44:05

Evening all.

Had the day free so I have been dabling in a bit of thread cutting. I need a back plate for my four jaw in 7/8x12 tpi (myford 3 1/8'' so have been messing around with that thread. What would be the best method for getting to start on a (stone age) manual machine? I mean in terms of acurate setting. In my messing I used a clamp as a stop but it moves easily on reversing up to. I was thinking a carrige stop style clamp with a DTI attached alowing measurement would be better? Last piece of the puzzle guys.



Thread: Marking out a cylinder
07/02/2013 00:16:11

V blocks? Easy! Welding set, angle iron and a piece of plate for a make do.  If I was doing it I would mount the work in the lathe, centre and use the height gauge to mark the job off the bed, done!.


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Thread: 20mm concave radius
07/02/2013 00:02:22

I see my error vertical machine. Feasible as I said but hey horizotal set up or lathe for the fly cutter. What abot boring a hole, cutting and final machining? I see a problem if the radius is required on a complicated dimensioned piece of work. 



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06/02/2013 23:57:05

I have made a fly cutter wich works a treat. Used in correct way it can be used to machine concave (as I have learn't ) Novice myself but I think its feasible. **LINK**

Thread: Myford ML1
11/06/2012 18:02:14

Hi guys.

Its been a while! manged to buld a workshop and counter shaft. I'm almost there with the myford, tailstock to re-assemble/paint, wait for my v belt and were making swarf. The re-furb has done wonders smoother movment and the DTI readings are promising I'll post a vid off my readings. Just wanted to say thanks for all the info. My first real lathe project and its gone smoothly so smiles all round really. One question I will add here though is with regard to gib strips and a plinth. What material is best? I know they are steel but what about brass or even some kind of plastic (delrin/PTFE?) for smoother operation? As can be seen from the pictures I have mounted straight onto my bench. I know the cavity will fill with chips and be a little fidly to clean but do I really need a plinth?



DavidMyford finishedMyford finished 2

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03/12/2011 00:05:46
Hard to find time on a 9 to 5 though . Used all my will to to not go out. Managed to get the painting and spindle etc back together as well as a little on the workshop. Have a question though, if I may ask. Where would it be best to take DTI readings from? what also would be best lubricant wise. I did take a couple of readings with the DTI off the centre. I read 1 thou run out in normal direction, in reverse half a thou maybe less!!!???
21/11/2011 12:15:48
Appreciate the advice guys. managed to get all parts primed ready for painting just going to put it back together and make some swarf. Deffo going to buy a bigger machine I'v just moved into a new house from a flat Which is why a bought such a small machine. its going a little slow, I'm spending quite a bit of my time building a new workshop
13/11/2011 15:41:02
yeah just one, into the spindle like the pulley. the bushings pictured are the wrong way round its my fault. Would it be hard to find a new pair, I would like to get it up and running again it came with a pile of the original bits to.
13/11/2011 10:57:59
Cheers for the info guys, needed the confidence boost it came out like a dream, with lots of ball bearings . The bushes are a little worn but its something I will have to accept. It is the only machine I have I would just like to learn. My readings came directly off the spindle back and front. The work coming out is acceptable just looking for smoother running really. One thing I will add is the lack of any shims/spindle adjustment its is a most basic of machine. Anyways off to get some paint and primer.
Cheers guys.

12/11/2011 10:16:19
Couple pictures guys, I have got as far as removing spindle collar and gear, bull wheel/pulley locking nut im stumped on the thrust collar though.

12/11/2011 09:41:47
May I introduce myself. My name is david I found this wonderful site whilst browsing machinery as we do I have just had a myford ml1? given to me (headstock cast as one) and would just like to ask if anyone can give me some advice on removing the spindle its reading 2 thou runout. Its my first refurb of a lathe, Its going well so far all seems to be in pretty good nick with minimal wear to any of the parts. I have some basic machining skills but I lost my mentor earlier in the year so i'm now on my own!
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