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duncan webster20/06/2021 00:00:43
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Some time ago I bought a Myford dividing head, it's about time I got a chuck for it. I've got a suitable chuck, and bought a threaded backplate from RDG, not much more expensive than buying a lump of iron to make it from. I now need to machine the register. Myford used to supply a 4 MT arbor with a ML7 nose so you could use old chucks on your new lathe. This would be ideal for this one off job, but I haven't got one. Anyone got one I could borrow? If not I'll have to machine a dummy nose from scratch. Obviously I'll pay postage both ways

DC31k20/06/2021 06:40:07
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Myford spindle nose adaptors with 2MT are available.

Open-ended 4MT to 2MT reducers are available. In a different context, they might be known as a spindle nose bush.

IanH20/06/2021 08:22:14
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Hi, I think I have one of those, it has a 12 tip thread on the big end and is tapped for a draw bar at the other.


Chris Pearson 120/06/2021 16:36:12
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Or get somebody with a small Myford to do it for you.

Dare I say that an adaptor can be pretty useful if you want to keep the workpiece centred in the chuck and transfer to the dividing head?

duncan webster20/06/2021 16:59:01
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Thanks to those who have got back. Just to clarify, there is an adaptor which I have from MT4 to MT2 which allows you to use Myford collets, but it doesn't have the parallel bit or a shoulder so you can't mount chucks. I'm trying to do this on the cheap, so DC31K's suggestion was not immediately appealing, but I take Chris's suggestion, good point. I've added some pictures to clarifycollet adaptor (small).jpg

This is not what I need, I've already got one!

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needs the parallel portion and flange

John Haine20/06/2021 18:54:44
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Does the 254 have a large threaded nose like the big bore S7? Mine came with a big bore to standard nose adapter with MT2 taper if that would help?

DC31k20/06/2021 19:17:44
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How cheap is cheap? 4MT to 2MT bush is £10.96; Myford spindle nose on 2MT is £16.50, both from RDG.

DC31k20/06/2021 19:18:09
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Posted by John Haine on 20/06/2021 18:54:44:

Does the 254 have a large threaded nose like the big bore S7? Mine came with a big bore to standard nose adapter with MT2 taper if that would help?

See this recent thread:

JohnF20/06/2021 19:18:37
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Duncan, I do have the MT2 spindle nose adaptor and I think - have to check an MT4 step up sleeve 2-4 0r 3-4 have to check, if its of interest please PM me.


duncan webster21/06/2021 21:31:23
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Well I very nearly bought one, but the RDG ones don't have provision for a drawbar, and I've fallen foul of turning something held on MT without drawbar before. A very kind member of the forum has offered to lend me one. What a fine bunch of chaps you all are.

Chris Pearson 126/06/2021 21:48:23
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My apologies if anybody objects to my thread drift.

Myford is offering some taper turning attachments, which seem to have been cluttering up their shelves. £400-odd could be a lot for something which you use once or twice, but nice to have even if never economically sound. smiley

duncan webster30/06/2021 11:33:57
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Job done, adaptor back on it's way to the kind chap who lent it to me. I did consider making an MT4 to Myford nose but the MT4 blank arbors aren't big enough.

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