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How to disassemble a Tom Senior M1 mill for cleaning & de-rusting?

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choochoo_baloo01/03/2019 20:29:27
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I recently acquired a Tom Senior M1 mill with S vertical head. Unfortunately parts of the bright steel work have some surface rust and it generally wants some disassembly+cleaning+re-greasing.

I've only owned a Myford ML7 before, and am generally quite new to metalwork, so I am anxious about any dissambly of this beast of a mill!

I bought a cobbled together Senior manual off of ebay but it's not much help, lots of technical drawings without much else (in contrast to the Myford ML7 manual with thorough narrative/much more beginner friendly.

If any fellow Senior owners can give clear instructions on

e.g how to remove the table and knee, that would be very helpful.

Any help gratefully received.

ian j01/03/2019 21:15:30
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This thread may help:-

Thread: Tom Senior Disassembly

Dave Halford02/03/2019 20:10:29
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Posted by choochoo_baloo on 01/03/2019 20:29:27:

l!

I bought a cobbled together Senior manual off of ebay but it's not much help, lots of technical drawings without much else (in contrast to the Myford ML7 manual with thorough narrative/much more beginner friendly..

Any help gratefully received.

Industrial machine manuals are usually like that, American ones are an exception to the rule.

Plasma03/03/2019 08:53:53
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Hi there.

I did an article in MEW a couple of years ago on the refurbishment of an M1. Neil may be able to direct you to a digital version.

Best regards. Mick

choochoo_baloo07/03/2019 00:08:39
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Thanks all for the guidance. Excellent forum as usual!

choochoo_baloo07/03/2019 00:10:06
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Posted by Plasma on 03/03/2019 08:53:53:

Hi there.

I did an article in MEW a couple of years ago on the refurbishment of an M1. Neil may be able to direct you to a digital version.

Best regards. Mick

Lovely Mick, I'll message him now. As I said I'm quite new to this hobby, and definitely want to take my time and not cut corners.

Edited By choochoo_baloo on 07/03/2019 00:10:16

choochoo_baloo08/03/2019 22:55:44
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Posted by Plasma on 03/03/2019 08:53:53:

Hi there.

I did an article in MEW a couple of years ago on the refurbishment of an M1. Neil may be able to direct you to a digital version.

Best regards. Mick

Please tell me which issue your article was in Mick, so that I can order a back copy. Thanks.

ian j09/03/2019 09:11:59
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The article was in issues 156 & 157. I have these issues and could copy the relevant pages for you..

Ian

choochoo_baloo11/03/2019 17:32:49
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Posted by ian j on 09/03/2019 09:11:59:

The article was in issues 156 & 157. I have these issues and could copy the relevant pages for you..

Ian

That's very kind, thank you Ian. If you could scan both halves of that M1 article, that would be lovely - I owe you one.

Let me know if you have a scanner, and I'll message you with my email address.

Abderrazak OMRANI30/10/2020 17:19:23
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Dear Friends,

I am just registrated. My name is Abder and i live in France.

I am really happy to joint your kind forum and will need your help to renovate my Tom Senior M1.

I bought it 2 years ago in un and until now i have not a time to work on. This machine is or yet working.

I am just retired from few weeks and wants to start the revovation to occupy my self during this second phase of confinement due to covid19.

I see in this post that a paper is done about the dissambling of Tom Senior for renovation.

I am very interested to have such paper please.

Sorry for my poor language.

With my best regards and Good courage by that time.

Sincerly yours.

Abder

Steviegtr30/10/2020 22:56:35
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Hi Abder there a a few members on here who have the Tom Senior mill. I have the light vertical model. Different from yours but similar size.

I am sure you will get all the help you need on here from the members who have them & even some from members who do not. A fine old machine to have in the workshop. Good luck with the renovation. I have many pictures in my albums if you go to my pictures & look at milling machine. Regards.

Steve.

Steviegtr30/10/2020 23:55:01
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Abder here is a link to a youtuber who has rebuilt a M1.

Steve.

Tom Senior M1 rebuilt & working

old mart31/10/2020 19:42:10
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Put Tom Senior in the keyword and manual machines in the topics at the top of the page, and then save in your browser favourites. There is a wealth of info to read through.

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