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Gallery / Re: No Name Yet
« Last post by Derek on May 19, 2019, 09:02:20 PM »
Thank you Les
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Gallery / Re: No Name Yet
« Last post by Les Symonds on May 19, 2019, 07:39:05 PM »
I like that...in fact, I like that a lot.
Les
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Gallery / No Name Yet
« Last post by Derek on May 19, 2019, 07:04:12 PM »
Finish one of two pieces should have the second finished either tomorrow or the following day.
Still to give it a name. Inspired by Keith Tompkins from another site.

The spiral is Yew and the base is Oak scorched and lime waxed. sealed with sander sealer and finished with woodwax22.
Some very careful turning to match up parts. It stands 8 3/4" tall and 3" at its widest
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General Discussion / Re: Question about bench-mounting a Lathe
« Last post by Mike313 on May 19, 2019, 03:43:10 PM »
Thanks everyone for the advice.
Bags of sand as ballast would certainly be more manageable.
I was planning to put a sheet of rubber pond liner under the base of the bench (which will have a flat bottom) to cushion vibration so good to hear that someone else did similar  ;)
The bench I have sketched up will have the lathe right at the front, with a recess at floor level along the front for feet and the sides of the bench will project to the front so as to be stable.
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General Discussion / Re: Myford ML8
« Last post by Mike313 on May 19, 2019, 03:39:07 PM »
I'd have a go at heating the faceplate - as Paul has said - the faceplate will expand and 'loosen it's grip' on the thread . . . . . hopefully.
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General Discussion / Re: Myford ML8
« Last post by Paul Hannaby on May 19, 2019, 01:50:07 PM »
If you can't get enough purchase on the pulley to lock the spindle, try another way to clamp the spindle such as mole grips. Without protection they will damage the spindle so wrap it with a piece of leather or something similar. It might also be worth trying to attach a lever to the faceplate so once you have clamped the spindle, a sudden whack with suitably large hammer will free the jammed thread. Just remember the outboard end unscrews clockwise!

Have you tried heat, penetrating fluid etc?
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Gallery / Re: Dacaue
« Last post by Derek on May 19, 2019, 11:19:31 AM »
I saw this on WOW and took a good look at it the attention to detail is just great and the customer should be very pleased with it.
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General Discussion / Re: Myford ML8
« Last post by henry on May 19, 2019, 10:02:31 AM »
If you are searching for a flat on a shaft, take out the grub screw
get something that won't break or scratch the shaft that fits in the hole plastic knitting needle  is great.
Rest your finger on the end and turn the shaft. If there is a keyway you will feel it.

I did try this using a toothpick, but debris from where the grub screw had rubbed the shaft kept getting pulled up and moving it. I'll see if a magnet will clear the debris and give it another shot with something wider as you suggest.
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General Discussion / Re: Myford ML8
« Last post by henry on May 19, 2019, 09:59:19 AM »
With reference to the pulley slipping, I am not sure but on a record lathe there are two grub screws on top of the other in effect the top one is a locking screw so take the grub screw out and look to see if this lathe employs the same method of holding it.

Thanks, but looks to be just the one screw.
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Gallery / Re: Dacaue
« Last post by Nick Simpson on May 19, 2019, 09:52:00 AM »
I saw this on FB.
Much better on the big screen
Exquisite
Very well done and thanks for sharing
Nick
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