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Mark Eden 117/11/2019 11:52:16
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Hi all, I'm a recently early retired mechanical engineer having spent almost 31 years with Ford Motor Company designing and developing engines (I was Chief Engineer for the DuraTorque range of diesel engines for many years). My workshop is almost exclusively woodwork based at present but I've found a corner in which my late fathers lathe can fit and intend to get back into metalwork after many years (my father taught metalwork at secondary school in the 60-70's and taught me as a teenager). The lathe is a Myford (Drummond) M Series long bed that my Dad reclaimed from a skip and rebuilt in the early 1970's. I'll post some pictures once I work out how to do so. I'd love to hear from anyone else out there who has one as they isn't much info on them I can find. Cheers,

Mark

Nick M0NPH17/11/2019 21:41:08
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Hello and welcome i don't have a Drummond lathe but have a look hear

 

http://www.lathes.co.uk/drummond-m-type-post-1924/

Nick M0NPH

 

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JohnF17/11/2019 21:44:01
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Hello Mark and welcome to the forum, lots of interesting questions and answers on here ! I am sort of "local" to you in the Lune valley near Lancaster.

John

David George 117/11/2019 22:13:06
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Hi Mark welcome to the forum I have an M Type and if you need any information just ask. Pictures help if you can, to sort out problems. What sort of things are you interested in.

David

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David Noble18/11/2019 08:33:36
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Hello Mark, there is a lot of help available on the forum. What aspect of engineering interests you?

David

Mark Eden 118/11/2019 20:10:59
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Thank you all for your kind words. Great to have joined such a friendly and knowledgable group! I've got some small bits and pieces lined up mainly jig type fixtures for woodworking. However I expect to try my hand at something more substantial once I've got to grips with the M Type, at which point I'll no doubt come back looking for advice. The only question I have right now (David) is whether you have managed to acquire or make a quick change tool post? The standard "Norman Patent" design I recall being very fiddly to get the correct tool height. Thanks again for the warm welcome.

Mark

Nigel Rice18/11/2019 20:24:09
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Welcome to the forum Mark. I live in Kendal and have established my workshop behind my house. I have an Aciera F3 mill and have just installed my pride and joy, a Hardinge HLV lathe. You are welcome to call in.

Nigel

David George 118/11/2019 22:59:34
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Hi Mark I have fitted a Dixon type from Myford.toolpost 1 (1).jpg

I removed the old tool post and machined a diamiter to suit location on toolpost then drilled and tapped for bolt.

toolpost 1 (3).jpg

toolpost 1 (5).jpg

David

Mark Eden 119/11/2019 09:02:34
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Thanks David, your mod looks exactly what I need although not sure how to get over the hurdle of needing to machine the machine that machines? What was your solution? Did your post look like the attached? It looks like its threaded 1/2"BSW so not compatible with your M10 fixings?

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Nigel Rice19/11/2019 11:24:44
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Posted by Mark Eden 1 on 19/11/2019 09:02:34:

Thanks David, your mod looks exactly what I need although not sure how to get over the hurdle of needing to machine the machine that machines? What was your solution? Did your post look like the attached? It looks like its threaded 1/2"BSW so not compatible with your M10 fixings?

pdweheemqpyfraza8kspvg.jpg

Mark

A possible solution would be to find someone locally with suitable machines! How local is Kendal to you?

Nigel

David George 119/11/2019 13:27:22
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My lathe was just like yours and the post was only drilled part way down. I just hacksawed the post down and got a friend to machine the post base and tap the hole through. The hole in the toolpost was smaller than the location diamiter so he also milled that to size for me.

David

Neil Wyatt19/11/2019 19:21:45
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Welcome to the forum Mark,

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