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  1. goldstar31 replied to the thread Problems with face cutting on lathe, wavy pattern.

    No probs. John. I was merely trying to help Bryan. However, it is certainly quite alarming. Cheers Norm

    Apr 23, 2019 at 1:05 PM
  2. goldstar31 replied to the thread Myford S7 Chuck Lock.

    Annealed copper would probably be better. How do we anneal copper? Actually, it is the complete opposite to steel in that you heat it...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 7:10 AM
  3. goldstar31 liked Neil Lickfold's post in the thread Myford S7 Chuck Lock.

    Place a grub screw with a brass button, or (something softer than the spindle) to bind the assembly really is a good idea. M6 grub screw...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:47 PM
  4. goldstar31 liked Baz's post in the thread 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...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:46 PM
  5. goldstar31 replied to the thread Myford S7 DRO Modification.

    Baz, if you discovered George. Thomas who is well worth the 30 quid or so, you've miss ed a treat. Sadly, I'm host to family on the...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:26 PM
  6. goldstar31 replied to the thread Myford S7 Chuck Lock.

    Thanks Baz. Unfortunately my guy lives some distance away and driving is very much a 'lucky bag' where the outcome of tests etc are...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:09 PM
  7. goldstar31 liked Baz's post in the thread 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...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM
  8. goldstar31 replied to the thread Myford S7 Chuck Lock.

    One of my Masonic friends has a Myford ML10 like mine but seems troubled whether his motor or reversing switch is 'kaput' or worse. I...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 10:13 PM
  9. goldstar31 replied to the thread Problems with face cutting on lathe, wavy pattern.

    I've been carefully following the excellent resume of XD351's thoughts and am prompted to ask whether there is a piece of swarf on one...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 11:29 AM
  10. goldstar31 replied to the thread Problems with face cutting on lathe, wavy pattern.

    What we tend to forget that is that ' we are always cutting a thread' in lathe work. The finest shiny surface is 'still' a thread....

    Apr 20, 2019 at 9:09 AM
  11. goldstar31 liked petertha's post in the thread Problems with face cutting on lathe, wavy pattern.

    I'm guessing your lathe has a power feed rod that drives the carriage & cross feed? When you see stripes its a hint that its cyclic. If...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 9:06 AM
  12. goldstar31 liked XD351's post in the thread Problems with face cutting on lathe, wavy pattern.

    Are you using the power cross feed ? If you are then it might be something with the drive that is doing it , if you are doing it...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 9:04 AM
  13. goldstar31 replied to the thread Problems with face cutting on lathe, wavy pattern.

    As you seem to have tried most alternatives, I'd guess at a slack feed screw/ nut. Maybe putting a dial mike at the back of the saddle...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:24 AM