A Myford ML7 of my own

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When I was a teenager my father worked for a university department as the technical officer. His job was to maintain all the systems of the building (airconditioning, gas and compressed air supply, deionized water etc) and the equipment needed for experiments. He was also required to manufacture new experimental equipment. To do all this he had a workshop containing a Myford S7, a Littlejohn 10" with continuously variable speed, and a Marlow vertical mill.

Somehow I managed to convince him that teaching me to use the machines was a good idea. And thus was born a dream, to have my OWN lathe. So it came to pass in the year 2000 that I noticed that my shares in a certain institution were worth enough to purchase a small Chinese lathe, and I carefully watched the share prices for a few months and then sold. At the same time I was researching 'cheap' import lathes..... but all the time dreaming of Myfords.
At almost the last moment I got wind of a ML7 going second hand. Now remember I live in a place with few big industries, and even fewer private lathes, so second hand Myfords are rare. As it happened, the money, my birthday month bonus 13th cheque, and the Myford met each other and the ML7 became mine in October of 2000.

In the link table below you can find info on various bits of tooling I have made (or will make), some other projects and some things I think are interesting. Note that the subpages are generally very image rich since their intent is to show you things. I have tried to keep the images sizes down to 640x480 or less, but some pages just have a lot of images in order to show what I want to show.


Have look at my various projects, past and future (image rich pages!).
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Tooling
Myford ML7 4jaw chuck mounting
Interesting
Myford ML7 Arrives
Project
Drill Press Stand
Future
Dividing Heads?
Current Project
Quickie Junior
Tooling
Calibrating the Leadscrew
Interesting
Myford ML7 and toolboard
Project
Dremel 258 Series I
Future
Theodolite Graduations
Tooling
Quickchange Toolpost ML7 and boring bars
Interesting
Wood Lathe
Project
Camera Adapter Ring
Tooling
A Quick Toolpost Drill Spindle
Interesting
Bathurst Agricultural Museum
Project
Workshop Ventilation Fan
Tooling
Travelling Steady for the ML7
Interesting
Links to Other Project Resources
Project
Micro Steam Turbine Car
Tooling
Simple Flycutter
Interesting
Links to Projects at Yahoo Groups
Project
Change Gear Program for the ML7
Tooling
Rear Toolpost
Interesting
Tips and Tricks
Project
Speeds and Feeds Calculator, Thread Depth Calculator
Tooling
Boring Tools from Ball Bearings
Interesting
The Gunda-Gunda
Project
Pitch Circle Calculator
Tooling
Tailstock power feed
Interesting
5" Gauge 'Lowrider' driving trailer
Project
Lounge Work Lamp
Tooling
Angle Plate
Interesting
Texas Rotovator
Project
Log Splitter
Tooling
Threading bit Shape
Interesting
ML7 Backgears
Project
DIA to RPM chart
Tooling
Knurling Tool
Interesting
Loco Trolley
Project
Camera Mount
Tooling
Spindle Crank
Tooling
Slitting saw arbor
Tooling
Table Saw
Tooling
Cross slide lock

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