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PostSubject: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:25 am

i just got this today so im in for a new toy to play with

so bought myself a metal lathe as i will find a use for it sooner or later

this one is myford ml4 lathe





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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:11 am

nice
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:09 am

Can't wait to see what you make with it!
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:09 am

as its only a 3 1/2" lathe i can do alot of things just not big things with it but first i need to learn how to use it the last time i used one was at school making a plumb bob and thats over 30 years ago lol

however i did find this one same type



that one uses the m7 lathe parts including the reverse cogs the one ive just bought as well
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:36 pm

Nice Gadily, I am jealous!:>)
I have been looking at metal lathes now for sometime dreaming.

I did pick up a small taig for a hundred bucks that will do small simple jobs.
Already used it to make an adapter for my bead roller and attached an old broken Milwaukee bandsaw motor to it for power.
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:43 pm

info from a lathes site

http://www.lathes.co.uk/taig/

im aware of the south bend lathe usa

http://www.lathes.co.uk/southbend/page3.html

was the other one i was looking at

but i got this myford ml4

http://www.lathes.co.uk/myford-ml2-ml4/

i got mine for 123.00 which would be 250 bucks
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:32 am

also t2h take a look at these vids for your model





got loads of updates for yours t2h

https://www.youtube.com/user/holmes230536/videos
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:57 pm

Yes, thanks Gadily, I have bookmarked several upgrades from research I have done the day I brought my lathe home.
First thing I did was get rid of the original motor, and made me a stainless steel splash shield with my metal bender, and added a motor from a treadmill in which I have full control of the speed with a turn knob.
The cool thing about a treadmill motor with the electronics, under load it keeps the same load no matter how much pressure you apply.
I will put up a video of it soon, I made me a wedding ring out of stainless steel with a 24K gold center band I got from an old wrist watch bezel.
It turned out nice.
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:33 am

i think that you would like this one t2h



that one can be done by scrap usage
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:45 pm

Magnificent machine, would be perfect for doing micro to mid size projects.
I plan on building my own air pellet gun some fine day.
But I will need a lathe that can make threads.
If you have any interest in that idea, I can email you the plans.
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:49 am

if you would please t2h ive also come across the plans for the threader by l h sparey who did one for the myford and ive also got his book the amateur lathe as well just got some reading up on it

another photo of another shed that ive insulated the sides using bubble wrap foiling where it ends is where the heater is going to be placed and a metal surface to reflect the heat back into the shed is going to be



i got a free garage so built a concrete shed out of it as the old one was rotten as made of wood and then ive steel doored it
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:30 am

Nice Gadily!
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:18 am

well i kinda did it again spotted a myford ml7 lathe with a special gearbox on end of it







the thing is clean underneath and still original bed
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PostSubject: Re: extra tools bought myself a lathe    Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:12 pm

That came out really nice Gadily, nice lathe!
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