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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    Well the VFD arrived today.Just a cheap chinese one,just to get me started I mounted it to the side of the cabinet for now and had a quick play. I was under the misconception that the digital readout was for the rpm but now i realise its only the frequency. I really need to get a rev counter at...
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    Lathe Moving Dolly

    As always you do the job properly,with lots of thought and not cutting corners
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    Lathe Moving Dolly

    Easier to move an electrician to the lathe rather than vice versa surely
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    where in Australia can i get a vfd. I want a small box for controls every thing i see is large multiple control box units with cables everywhere as in your photos I will go for it if i can a a simple to wire compact control unit
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    Quite a lot. 5" 3 jaw ,6" 4jaw ,9" faceplate, metric conversion kit , vertical slide with vise. Fixed and travelling steadies. QCTpost etc.I havent looked at everything yet. Coverted one since they first came out,at an engineering show.Didnt like the colour at the time but i do now I plan to...
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    Lathe has arrived and i have done a part strip down to give it a good cleanup 2003 model with very little work,excerlent paintwork with a few chips to remedy Next job is to make a stand and fit before reassembling.Its a heavy beast First impressions very good.It has a 3 phase motor so i can fit...
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    This lathe has a 3 phase motor so i may fit a vfd.To start with can the motor be wired for single phase
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    Hi everybody,im still in the land of the living but nothing of interest to post.When i started this thread 2 yrs ago i bought a $650 chinese mini lathe Did the mods and a capstan turret and sold it on to buy my first myford then repeat.With the intension of building up to hopefully a green super...
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    COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease

    Ive have been self isolating for 3 weeks now so have been getting plenty jobs done Downside is i now have 4 Myfords all finished and restored that i wont be able to sell Been looking for jobs to do.Spent a day stripping/restoring and painting my bench vise Also made a set of soft jaws for...
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    Sieg SX2 or SX2.7

    I have the sx2 long table and it does everything i have ever wanted.It will work out of the box but i have done mods.Gas strut etc I bought the fixed column the swivel coumn is a nightmare to tram i understand.I got r8 spindle.The sieg 2.7 is a bigger beast so in your situation is far too heavy
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    Hi Norm,safe from the fires but the heat is getting to me. I had one ML7 for sale and made up my mind not to do anymore for a while Then up pops 2 local bargains very cheap so i could not resist. No 1 had been sat in a farm shed for 20yrs and once i had chiseled off the the dried grease cleaned...
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    Hi everybody,a Happy Xmas and prosperous new year to all.Still lurking and keeping tabs on everybody but not making anything of interest at the moment.Still restoring Myford 7 series lathes and have 3 on the go at the moment.One of them has an O ring at the chuck end of the spindle.First one i...
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    Parting made easy

    You can only part off running in reverse if the chuck is a bolt on type Rear toolpost with tool upside down is the prefered setup depending on the lathe/job it can stay in situ without changing setup
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    BAZMAK-Diary of a Myford ML7 lathe restoration

    eye eye What would be the postage Norm
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