Show us your lathe

  1. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    On a vaguely related subject (lathes), does anyone have a contact in the USA that would forward a small package to me here in NZ?

    It's nothing dodgy and I'm happy to pay for their trouble.

    The NZ Post runs a service called YouShop which allows one to buy stuff on eBay and get it shipped to a US address from where they forward it to NZ. I recently bought a pair of spring-loaded centres for my lathe and they have turned up at the warehouse covered in 'an oily residue'. Apparently this cannot be shipped on a passenger plane so I'm looking for someone who wouldn't mind cleaning and repackaging the parts followed by sending them on to NZ or back to the US warehouse; I don't mind which.

    Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    That warehouse is in Portland, Oregon I believe
     
  3. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    That's the one, but any address in the USA would do. It's a great service; I use it a lot but their communication when something needs sorting out or when you need assistance is poor.
     
  4. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    here's mine, a little 7 that I bought off a lovely old fella in tynemouth, he's a member off a steam engine club in exhibition park Newcastle, I got with loads of extras, even has a powered cross slide, it has a Hemingway gearbox, which I believe will only do imperial threads, shame as I'm into jap bikes,mostly metric, I did have a little speed 10 before this, was a cracking little lathe, but just a little to small for my needs.
     
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  5. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Nice little myford, I bought my last lathe of an old fella in Tynemouth.
    Whats the sprocket on the end of the lead screw for, thats not standard, and Im sure it will cut metric if you put the right gears in it. Tail stock looks to have been modified too
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    @jimmy1967 Nice set-up :thumbup: - the only observation I would make is the power switches, inc emergency stop, are behind the lathe. Be better at hand in the front, just in case.......:whistle:
     
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  7. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    Theres a little chain that goes onto that sprocket on the lead screw, then goes onto a sprocket onto a shaft at the rear of the lathe, gives power to cross slide, tail stock is rack and pinion
     
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  8. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    Limited wher i can put it mate
     
  9. dan.taylor.1

    dan.taylor.1 General Tinkererer

    Is this an option for all ml7 models or has it been home made?
     
  10. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    I was told by the sellar it was a myford option/extra
     
  11. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    Doubt it. The sprocket is where the handwheel normally fits on, but the main reason why not is because there's a whole gear train the other end of the leadscrew which does exactly the same thing that the sprocket would do.
     
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  12. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    Chain sits onto a smaller sprocket, that turns the long shaft, I flick the little lever on the back, that gives powered cross cut
     
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  13. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    That's definitely a home made option and not a myford one...
     
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  14. MBB Forum Supporter

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    @jimmy1967
    looks like a home made nortom box but nicely done.
    I have some bits for a myford lying about somewhere.
     
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  15. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    I,m new to lathes, only repeating what the sellar told me
     
  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I'm sure I saw a YouTube video where someone added a similar set-up, only the drive was a toothed rubber belt. They seem to work OK.
     
  17. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    It works really well mate
     
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  18. jimmy1967

    jimmy1967 Member

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    I might be interested if there for sale
     
  19. dan.taylor.1

    dan.taylor.1 General Tinkererer

    What does the back shaft drive on the cross slide?
     
  20. MBB Forum Supporter

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