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Offline The Bowler Hatted Turner

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2014, 07:41:43 AM »
Hi Ryan, never used one of these lathes so I am not familiar with it, but on some other machines you will find that on removing the grub screw that holds the pulley in place there can sometimes be another grub screw beneath it.

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2014, 12:41:43 PM »
Thanks for the advice BHT,

I will check for hidden grub screws under the ones on there it might explain why once slackened off the pulley did nothing.

Ryan

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2014, 04:00:22 PM »
Little Update and I'll post some pictures later but I am now committed to Black with Gold Pinstripe.

I know its cheating a little bit but I have ordered some Gold Coachline Tape. :)

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2016, 06:00:10 PM »
Hi Guys,

I'm back at last and have loads of updates.
We had terrible rain and the shed sprung a leak a week before I went in for knee surgery. I haven't been well after developing a blood clot from the surgery and needed to have Ulnar Nerve Surgery too.

I'm happy to say that both the shed and the lathe survived and I finally finished restoring the old girl once I'm at the computer I'll upload some pictures of my project.

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2016, 09:40:52 PM »
Hi again guys here are the pictures I promised.
Once I have time I will post some W.I.P pictures and dig up the old ones.

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2016, 07:39:27 AM »
Tres chic! 8)
Les
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Offline The Bowler Hatted Turner

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2016, 09:25:56 AM »
Hello Ryan, very well done, you now have a really pretty lathe, now start turning. (glad to hear you are on the mend too)

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2016, 01:16:47 PM »
Thanks guys.

I've done a bit of turning to check everything is working as it should.
I had some turning chisels that needed new handles so I made some.  :)


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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2016, 07:55:35 PM »
And very nice they are too, (don't forget to sand with the grain )

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Re: Restoring My Myford ML8 W.I.P
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2016, 08:57:23 PM »

  Proper Job well done on the Lathe and Tool handles.

                        Regards John
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