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Myford to Tom Senior...what next!

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Rannsachair11/03/2022 19:17:24
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About 7 years ago I bought a clean Myford ML7, used it far more than I expected and even did some milling on it.

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Next upgrade was replacing my poor quality Ferm drill with a Fobco

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Then I increased my milling capacity with a Centec 2A

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At times I felt a bigger lathe would save time plus being able to skim brake plates/brake drums, so a Harrison M300 was added to the workshop:

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Which got me thinking a slightly larger Mill would be nice too, so am just awaiting delivery of a Tom Senior Light Vertical

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I keep browsing grinders and shapers now....where does it stop?

David-Clark 111/03/2022 19:21:56
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It does not stop until you stop.

Rannsachair11/03/2022 19:28:21
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Posted by David-Clark 1 on 11/03/2022 19:21:56:

It does not stop until you stop.

I am as bad with motorcycles, suppose that is more likely to stop me thinking

Ady111/03/2022 19:30:12
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Thats a nice looking Tom Senior

I'm afraid you are fatally attracted to nice machine tools

tool candy OCD...

Rannsachair11/03/2022 19:33:16
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Posted by Ady1 on 11/03/2022 19:30:12:

Thats a nice looking Tom Senior

I'm afraid you are fatally attracted to nice machine tools

tool candy OCD...

Aye, was looking at Deckel, Aciera or Thiel mills then went for the Tom Senior as it will not take up as much space.

old mart11/03/2022 21:04:58
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When we got the Tom Senior at the museum, it was put on 4" high wood and bolted down into the concrete floor. That makes for a nice bed height, about 8" higher than the drill mill which sits next to it. Using the drill mill makes me have to bend slightly to reach the handles on the DM.

Nigel Graham 211/03/2022 21:06:59
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Bad as me. When you've filled the workshop (as I have mine) do you have Planning Permission to use the dining-room for the Design and Assembly bay, and the lounge for the sheet-metal forming tools?

not done it yet11/03/2022 21:46:08
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What next?

Maybe a ‘mig welder’?🙂

Rannsachair11/03/2022 21:56:06
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Posted by not done it yet on 11/03/2022 21:46:08:

What next?

Maybe a ‘mig welder’?🙂

laugh Not touched my Mig for over a year and my plasma cutter even longer. Those MIG welders have a dreadful forum - makes you buy tools wink

Richard Millington12/03/2022 20:12:12
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Bigger workshop idea collect more toys smiley

Rannsachair12/03/2022 20:42:37
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Posted by Richard Millington on 12/03/2022 20:12:12:

Bigger workshop idea collect more toys smiley

laugh I have a 20 x 10 shed that I have insulated too:

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Nigel McBurney 112/03/2022 22:43:06
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Thats a nice Harrison,unusual to find one with the saddle handwheel at the right hand end of the the saddle,where your hands are away from hot swarf. I suppose it will be a Bridgeport next.

Pete.13/03/2022 01:51:20
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Tool and cutter grinder?

not done it yet13/03/2022 08:02:44
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Posted by Nigel McBurney 1 on 12/03/2022 22:43:06:

Thats a nice Harrison,unusual to find one with the saddle handwheel at the right hand end of the the saddle,where your hands are away from hot swarf. I suppose it will be a Bridgeport next.

Nope - well not at the present time. Footprint is too large.🙂

Rannsachair13/03/2022 20:22:48
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Posted by not done it yet on 13/03/2022 08:02:44:
Posted by Nigel McBurney 1 on 12/03/2022 22:43:06:

Thats a nice Harrison,unusual to find one with the saddle handwheel at the right hand end of the the saddle,where your hands are away from hot swarf. I suppose it will be a Bridgeport next.

Nope - well not at the present time. Footprint is too large.🙂

Will keep to sub Bridgeport size, I do watch for tool cutter grinders, cylindrical and surface grinders and shapers

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