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myford ML7 reborne
« on: May 26, 2022, 09:38:51 AM »
hi
this is my first post snd I would like to share my restoration of a myford ML7 80% there with new hardened spindle and bronze bushes. It was completely stripped down and painted new bushes and new nuts and bolt where needed just waiting for a few new parts and i shall be ready for the next stage.

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 11:20:44 AM »
Looking very nice  Anday  :thumbup:

Welcome to the forum - tell us a little about yourself and your workshop. I see that you live in Gods County  :beer:

(I'm an ex-pat Yorkshireman living in the soft underbelly of the country !)

« Last Edit: May 26, 2022, 12:25:40 PM by awemawson »
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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 11:47:32 AM »
Looking very nice  Anday  :thumbup:

Welcome to the forum - tell us a little about yourself and your workshop. I see that you live in Gods County  :beer:

(I'm an ex-pat Yorkshireman iving in the soft underbelly of the country !)

Good afternoon, Anday and Andrew,

Andrew, you seem to have omitted a few letters.  Might they have been 'thr' ?  Surely not 'sk'!!!   :)   :)   :) 
Best regards,

Pete W.

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 12:25:04 PM »
Just an L Pete !
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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2022, 02:14:05 PM »
Andrew:  I knew that really!

Anday:  Do you know that the illustrated parts lists (the 'illustrated' bit refers to the accompanying 'exploded' diagrams) for all the major assemblies comprising the ML7 are available for download from the Myford web-site?

They're the same as the paper versions at the back of the Myford ML7 User Instructions booklet but it's handy to have them on one's computer as well.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2022, 03:26:26 AM by Pete W. »
Best regards,

Pete W.

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you haven't seen the latest design change-note!

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2022, 06:03:55 PM »
Hi Anday, welcome to the forum!  :beer: Great to see someone restoring a lathe, and I definitely look forward to future reports.  :coffee: That's a good model to start with, too.... :thumbup:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2022, 07:25:03 PM »
welcome that man: does it have the same uppy downy as the super7? i still have here a rear tool post if any good to you.
Lyn.

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2022, 02:32:31 AM »
Many thanks all for the greetings...i seem to be having problems posting pics on here?

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2022, 08:13:17 AM »
Hi Anday,
Shouldn't be a problem if you are doing it as attachments and smaller than 10 gb, total. We do ask that pics be reduced in size to no more than 800 pixels in width to suit the forum column width. Most jpg photos will then be under 1 Mb in that case.
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2022, 09:21:36 AM »
this was my 1st project before resto began to find the problems...but it worked out ok


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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2022, 09:28:01 AM »
Hi
to answer other questions ...for my sins, I was a printer of labels, and one of the reasons I like engineering is that my 1st boss was really an engineer and brought some pretty old kit that needed a lot of maintenance.
many thanks for the offer on the tool post.

I bought the manual (expensive) but useful from myford

thanks for the picture advice it worked

I will post up pics when I finally finish it hopefully next week.

if any one has some drawings for a beginner project that wold be great


many thanks
andrew

many thanks

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2022, 10:11:47 AM »
One of the first things I made for both my Gingery lathe and my Craftsman 12" was a quick change tool post and a bunch of holders.

The Drummond type toolpost and holders are possible to make entirely on a lathe, without a milling machine. The post is a 1.25" dia (or similar convenient metric size) piece of cold rolled rod, drilled through axially to take a fastening bolt to attach to your slide.

The holders can be made via either a 4 jaw chuck or a faceplate. The tool holder's tool slot can be made using the toolpost itself by holding a milling cutter (slot drill) in the headstock, and milling the toolholder while clamped to the toolpost.

Here's a blast from the past thread I did when I first started equipping the Craftsman. BTW the same toolholders fit both the Gingery and Craftsman because I standardized on a 1.25" post.

I've never regretted making these! Thread here:
https://www.madmodder.net/index.php/topic,8415.0.html

Below: The toolpost mounted with a tool holder, and a bunch of blanks to be made into more holders to fit.

I love it when a Plan B comes together!
Steve
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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2022, 10:27:53 AM »
Now that is one nice looking hammer! Quality work.

Cheers,
Jari

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2022, 11:27:32 AM »
great job i'll give that a go

I managed to finish lath final pic..proud dad lol




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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2022, 01:20:17 PM »
DRO fitted

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Re: myford ML7 reborne
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2022, 06:48:06 PM »
HI and welcume