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FREE PLAN: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

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Free Plan: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

Free Plan: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

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 Wyatt02/08/2014 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 204/08/2014 07:36:59
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Thanks Neil

Michael Gilligan04/08/2014 07:55:08
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Very useful, Neil

... Just needs updating to Poly-V



joey25/08/2014 20:00:32
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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 Wyatt27/08/2014 11:33:05
16254 forum posts
679 photos
74 articles

Hi Joey,

Would you be happy to send me a picture I could use in the magazine?



Des Wheeler20/11/2015 01:24:15
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Hi Joey,

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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