This design by Alan Buttulph addresses the construction of a clutch for ML7 lathes. Ingeniously, by fitting the clutch to the countershaft, construction is relatively straight forward. The article, in Issue 5 of Model Engineers' Workshop that accompanies these plans is available in the archive on this website*.
|Neil Wyatt||02/08/2014 19:55:47|
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Another free plan for your interest and study. A design by Alan Bittulph from issue 5 of MEW. The accompanying article is in the archive.
This is a 'cup and cone' clutch to fit on the countershaft of an ML7 (and presumably suitable for other lathes with a similar arrangement).
|Raymond Sanderson 2||04/08/2014 07:36:59|
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|Michael Gilligan||04/08/2014 07:55:08|
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Very useful, Neil
... Just needs updating to Poly-V
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I have already built 2 of the clutches, one for me and one for my son. They both work perfectly. I had to change the spring, used one a bit harder.
|Neil Wyatt||27/08/2014 11:33:05|
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Would you be happy to send me a picture I could use in the magazine?
|Des Wheeler||20/11/2015 01:24:15|
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As a new member, I found this site the other day and downloaded the plans for the ML7 clutch. I see you have made two of them. Did you put leather on the sliding part of the clutch, [ there was rebuild of a ML7 lathe in model engineer last year by a Alan Hearsum, this is what he did, ] or is yours metal to metal.
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