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    Air Compressor for mist system?

    Had a bit of luck at a motorcycle jumble and picked up a small diaphragm air brush compressor, I have used it quite successfully on the CNC mill as a chip blower.
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Goldstar31, got George Thomas years ago, it’s one of my favourite books, love the way he goes about things, a proper engineer. Shame you have to miss Doncaster, I was considering taking the caravan up to York that week and doing Doncaster on the Friday but not sure now especially as there is...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Neil Lickfold, A’s far as I know it’s readouts OR taper turn, rear stop etc but I think it’s possible to remove the readouts temporarily, I am extremely fortunate to have two Myfords, a super 7 and ML7R so one has readouts and the other has taper turn attachment etc. Crawdad, thanks for link to...
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    Myford S7 Chuck Lock

    If he is using the Dewhirst drum switch he has possibly burnt the contacts, everybody seems to switch direction under power and the arcing burns the contacts away over time. The best way is to turn off power then use drum switch to reverse direction and then re apply power. The contacts can be...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    I have just spent a couple of hours searching for Chris Heapy and i have found mention of various sites but every time I get safari cannot find server or server has timed out. Baz
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    Myford S7 Chuck Lock

    If I remember correctly the new big bore Myford has a groove in the spindle register and the back plates have a grubscrew which locates in said groove the idea being to prevent the chuck unscrewing when run in reverse, never actually seen it in real life though because big bore Myfords are a bit...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Sorry for the delay, finally got out into workshop and got photo of Myford rear six position stop which was made to be used with their six position cross slide mounted turret. The front stop is again six position and drawings and material pack are available from Hemmingway. Must just add that I...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Bob, have a look at Hemmingway, (hemmingwaykits dot com) he does a lovely six position saddle stop that fits on the front right hand side of the saddle, it attaches on an extended chasing dial stud and is very simple to make. Now that I know how to post photos I will see if I can get a picture...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    With a bit of luck we may have some pictures of the cross slide embedded readout
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Cogsy, thanks for the info, unfortunately I am using an iPad, can you provide info for that, if not I will have to dig out the old laptop and try on that. I will give it a go but am a bit busy this weekend, mother’s day, gardening and babysitting! Have been retired for five years but still don’t...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Bob, sorry but don’t know how to post photos on here, to be honest there is not a lot to see. All you have to do is to mill a 10mm slot 2mm deep into the underside of the cross slide, degrease well and then the self adhesive encoder strip is placed into slot followed by a stainless cover strip...
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    Milling Sherline sized T-slots - bit of help required

    If you have access to a shaper it is possible to cut a T slot with a left and right hand tool but you must have a runout at the end and the clapper box must be locked otherwise the tool will break on the return stroke. I have an old Perfecto 7” shaper and have done a few this way over the years...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Goldstar31, totally agree about size of tee slots, I was not aware of the Martin Cleeve Steel cross slide. Myford lathes are very versatile but are a bit on the flimsy side, I don’t usually clamp work to cross slide, only for cylinder boring with bar between centres, so milling a slot in bottom...
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    Myford S7 DRO Modification

    Recently fitted an embedded DRO to a Myford Super 7 without any problems, kit of bits came from Machine DRO / Allendale and was all done in a day. I was doubtful about milling a slot in the cross slide but it had to be done, it is only a couple of millimetres deep and I cannot see that it...
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