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  1. SightlessSeer

    Myford ML7 Resurrection - A New Summer Project

    I'm not sure if I'll make a dedicated post about it or not, but here are a handful of photos that I've taken of it so far. If I do make a post I'll link it in this thread for you. Good point on chewing up the gib. I was thinking about preventing the slot from getting bent or chewed up...
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    Myford ML7 Resurrection - A New Summer Project

    Haven't made any dramatic progress since I last posted, but I have made 7 new 3/16" BSF gib screws. Of course the first step of this was grinding a 55° threading tool. I got my process down to where I could single point one from start to finish in ~20 minutes, which I think is pretty decent. I...
  3. SightlessSeer

    Myford ML7 Resurrection - A New Summer Project

    I actually found a thread where somebody did exactly this after a quick google.
  4. SightlessSeer

    Myford ML7 Resurrection - A New Summer Project

    So update regarding the spindle/the need for oilers. Last night I pulled the spindle out to see what I would find and I was ... surprised Both of the white metal plain bearings have been replaced. The rear one was replaced with some kind of sealed bearing and the front one with a bronze (I...
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    Myford ML7 Resurrection - A New Summer Project

    I'm debating making the oil cups myself. It sounds like a fun project, but what gives me pause is that I'm not sure if can manage a sight glass for them that won't leak. I'll check out AliExpress though. If they're cheap enough I might just go for that
  6. SightlessSeer

    Myford ML7 Resurrection - A New Summer Project

    That's a really interesting idea. I definitely wouldn't have come up with that. They might be a bit big for milling setups on my lathe though. Maybe I'll eventually find a deal on a milling machine that I can't ignore. Might be more useful on that scale.
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    Myford ML7 Resurrection - A New Summer Project

    I came across a Kijiji ad for a "Myford ML7 Lathe for Parts" on Monday about an hour after the seller posted it. Looking through the pictures all of the major parts seemed to be there and it came with a whole bunch of other random stuff (some was related to the Myford but plenty was not). The...
  8. SightlessSeer

    Atlas 10F Motor Assembly Cleanup

    I have previously posted about the Atlas 10" lathe that I bought off of an older gentleman back in January. Since then, I have gotten it cleaned up, setup, and have used it on several minor projects. Since, January in Canada isn't the most pleasant time to be outside in the garage, I decided...
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    A New to Me Atlas 10F

    I ordered it this morning. Seems like a nice guy too I definitely agree that a tidy workshop/machine isn't definitive of how it's been used, but it can be an indication of the kind of person who owns it. For example, a man who keeps his shop organized is more likely to have not lost/separated...
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    A New to Me Atlas 10F

    Thanks for the tip. I'll make an account there. I'd guess my machine is from the 50's based on the age of the seller, but that's assuming that he bought it new. It'd be interesting to check against the database and find out. I actually learned just yesterday about Clausing supporting Atlas...
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