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An interesting article about rebuilding an ML7 here and a photo essay about the ML7 here. Occasionally unused ML7 lathes are discovered, two entirely original ones are shown on this page and another lower down this page. The concept was not, however, new for the same kind of integrated design had been introduced as long ago as in the form of the 9-inch Atlas developed into the long-lived inch model , and the neat little ” 6-inch ” first made in The ML7R was not based on the ML7 but on the Super 7 – the model being created by leaving off the spindle clutch and fitting the less expensive cross and top slides from the ordinary ML7. A detailed description of the Myford ML7, and other Myford Series 7 and 10 models, can be found here , an interesting article about rebuilding an ML7 here and a photo essay about the ML7 here. A number of copies of the ML7 have been found, some quite dreadful but also including a rather fine one, shown at the bottom of the page, by the Italian firm Minganti. Some pictures are high resolution and may take time to load Badge used on the spindle belt guard cover on all ML7 lathes – and the Myford publicity department produced this sectional drawing. For a very high-resolution download 39MB that you can copy to an pen-drive and have printed out in colour on an A2 sheet by your local graphics shop, click on the picture or here be patient, it takes time… Discovered unused in , this ML7 is shown as delivered to the customer and requiring basic assembly. Another two examples, in original finishes, can be seen An unused ML7, found in its crate during The original paint having deteriorated in storage, the owner repainted in Myford colours.

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The Internet Craftsmanship Museum Presents: She has generously asked that her award money be returned to the Joe Martin Foundation to be used to encourage and reward craftsmanship through our awards program. Presenting the award is chief judge, Ivan Law. Cherry has won the award 9 times. Click on photo to view a larger image. Our search started with those we were familiar with in the United States.

This is a “summary and photographic” page: for a detailed description of the Myford ML7 and other Myford Series 7 and Series 10 models, click here for the Myford home page. An interesting article about rebuilding an ML7 here and a photo essay about the ML7 here.

The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM if you wish to see the machines and other displays in person. Click photo for larger image. Upon leaving the radio control industry in the ‘s he began as an importer for small lathes from Australia that were to be sold by Sears under the Craftsman name. He also marketed the tools himself under the Sherline name and eventually began producing them in the United States in , having purchased the rights to do so.

Expanding the tool and accessory line over the years has given him an appreciation for what these early manufacturers had to deal with in the design, production and marketing of small tools. A few years ago Joe began purchasing small tools as he found them available at shows or auctions.

Steve Bedair’s 9×20 Lathe Site

The foundation of this success – and his Company’s rise to pre-eminence amongst the then many competing makers of small lathes – was a range of just four machines: Each version was of identical general arrangement, lightly built, using a “cantilever” bed of box-form section with flat-topped, 60 deg. With a standard-fit 6: However, despite their limitations of size and strength, the machines proved immensely popular and the Myford Company, based on their reputation of offering value-for-money accuracy and a wide range of accessories, went from strength to strength to emerge as the pre-eminent maker of small lathes in the UK.

Because of their very similar appearance and the confusing foundry marks – A1, A2, B1, B2 etc. However, this single lathe was to develop first into the ML.

Myford Limited is a British machine tool manufacturer originally based in Beeston, Nottinghamshire in the United Kingdom and notable for its production of metalworking lathes. [1] The original name of the company was the Myford Engineering Company, having been founded by Cecil Moore in Products: Metal lathes.

Drummond 5-inch Double-height Bed Photo Essay Having made, in , their first one-off lathe, by the Drummond Brothers, Arthur and Frank, were operating an engineering company from the outbuilding of a farmhouse, then some two-and-half miles from the centre of Guildford. Using just a couple of lathes, a small planing machine and a drill – all powered from an oil engine – the workshop began by turning out two types of machine: From these humble beginnings the company grew to become one of the largest employers in the area and, maintaining their independence until after the Second World War, became one of the best-known English machine-tool companies.

However, although Drummond always had a strong presence in the industrial market and expanded to supply many complex and ordinary machine tools for the motor and other trades including a now-rare small radial-arm drill , they were to become better known amongst the general public for their smaller machines starting, in with a flat-bed 3. Although the early flat-bed lathes are often referred to as the “B Type” strictly speaking that designation did not apply until the appearance of a much-modified lathe in – and after the introduction of Round Bed in , a lathe Drummond branded the “A Type”.

In sacrificing some rigidity in favour of stylistic adornment the lathe followed late 19th century practice note the shape of the bed and the graceful sweep of the headstock casting but the design was sound and the features introduced during the first few years of production – a compound slide rest, adjustable headstock bearings, dog clutch on the leadscrew, backgear, set-over tailstock and swing headstock – were guaranteed to appeal to the market.

Myford ML7 Lathe

Anyone wanting to purchase any number of small tools and engineering items. Happy to supply someone looking to stock or set up a small business selling all sorts of tooling, from taps and dies to hand tools to drill chucks, etc, etc Please call me, Howard, on Just arrived, waiting for photos to be published. Call for early viewing.

I haven’t decided on a color yet but I’d like a green color to match my Myford. One thing I’ve learned about shapers and perhaps it’s just me – there seems to be a lot more art to operating a shaper than there is to operating a lathe.

Post by joegib on Dec 8, 7: For a start, can you provide some photographs of your lathe, particularly one showing it from the headstock end? That’ll show us what’s there and what’s not. What are the lathe’s main dimensions i. That’ll give us a pointer to what gear size standard diametral pitch DP or module was used in the lathe’s original gearing. You’re a little vague about gearing. Are there any gears present e. If so, let us know the diameter of one of the gears and the number of teeth it has.

Again, that’ll help us determine what gear standard was originally used. Is the gear quadrant a. If not, what’s the approx. That’ll tell us for a particular gear standard DP , how many gears will be needed to achieve at least autofeed and at most, full screwcutting capability.

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Drummond Hand-operated Shaper Having made, in , their first one-off lathe, by the Drummond Brothers, Arthur and Frank, were operating an engineering company from the outbuilding of a farmhouse some two-and-half miles from the centre of Guildford. Using just a couple of lathes, a small planing machine and a drill – all powered from an oil engine – the workshop began by turning out two types of machine: From these humble beginnings the company grew to become one of the largest employers in the area and, maintaining their independence until after the Second World War, became one of the best-known English machine-tool companies.

However, although Drummond always had a strong presence in the industrial market and expanded to supply many complex and ordinary machine tools for the motor and other trades including a now-rare small radial-arm drill , they were to become better known amongst the general public for their smaller machines starting, in with a flat-bed 3. Although the early flat-bed lathes are often referred to as the “B Type” strictly speaking that designation did not apply until the appearance of a much-modified lathe in – and after the introduction of Round Bed in , a lathe Drummond branded the “A Type”.

In sacrificing some rigidity in favour of stylistic adornment the lathe followed late 19th century practice note the shape of the bed and the graceful sweep of the headstock casting but the design was sound and the features introduced during the first few years of production – a compound slide rest, adjustable headstock bearings, dog clutch on the leadscrew, backgear, set-over tailstock and swing headstock – were guaranteed to appeal to the market.

Myford Super 7 & ML 7 Lathes. I am the grim reaper I will clear your home workshop for cash and sweep up on the way out,after drinking your tea. Always wanted, Myford ML7 & Super 7 or ML10 Lathes.

I see the problem It is “shop withdrawal symptoms”. I have had the same problem. Getting so much stuff dealt with in terms of setting up and tooling up a newer machine, plus sorting a bunch of stuff I didn’t know I was getting and didn’t really want, I haven’t got much done with the shop. Too much stuff done FOR the shop. By the time you get through with all the things to do building the shop before you can work in the shop, you have almost forgotten how, and why you wanted to in the beginning.

Alistair Hosie Let me explain it this way. Apart from not yet having a working metal shop. I see men buying old motorbikes and old cars the strip them to pieces and rebuild them painfully better than new. The don’t do it because the machine won’t work,they do it for the enjoyment they get out of it, and for no other reason. Yet nobody says to them “for gods sake just drive the thing” “it’s a car it’s supposed to be driven,” “so use it” Nowhat do they do?

They all admire the effort put into restoration of the said machine. I am not a manufacturer and don’t sell anything I make, so I have the shop purely to do with as I please, that is it. I prefer to take old machines and bring them back to newish condition it gives me pleasure, so why can’t I do what the motor or motor bike enthusiast does and be allowed to without criticism????

Metalworking and Model Engineering

In , the Porter-Cable line was sold to Pentair Inc. On April 12, , the remaining machinery and tool operations were also sold to Pentair, which renamed it Delta International Machinery Corp. If you are looking for parts, service, or manuals for your Rockwell woodworking machine, look also in the entry for Delta Manufacturing Co.

Warco Brochures. Metal Working Brochure – Latest Edition; The latest Warco Metal Working catalogue. With over pages full colour pages of machinery, tools and accessories.

Jurassic Tools Jurassic Tools here: Selling small Engineering tools to Modelmakers and Engineers alike. Drills, taps, spindle tooling, Carbide inserts, Collets, milling and turning tools, carbide and HSS cutters and lots more, take a look. Several thousand items available. Hope you find something of interest. We get over 25, visitors a month to these pages and your name could be right here at the top of the listings.

If you haven’t got a web site that’s no problem, we can just put the details… Abbey Castings I offer a casting service specialising in small batches and one offs, producing good quality castings in variours alloys using the lost wax process, ideal for the model engineer and restorer.

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I wonder what brand of lathe he spends HIS money on. Not everyone needs a Monarch nor has the money for a high end lathe. As a tool and diemaker, I spent the last five years of my career in a shop that had two Enco lathes, a 14″ and a 20″ , and an Enco mill Bridgeport sized that were used daily in heavy service, with no breakdowns and producing close tolerance work With DRO.

Used CNC Lathes – Find what you’re Vertical Lathes (2) automatic lathes and CNC lathes for sale in our countless industrial auctions at attractive prices. The lathe is an ancient tool, dating at least to ancient Egypt and known to be used in Assyria and ancient Greece. The lathe was very important to the.

Posted on December 5, by LWK A great sign of just how much Nottingham Hackspace has grown over the last 12 months is that it took less than a week to go from one random suggestion of getting a metal lathe. A metal lathe is a tool that should be on every Hackspace tool list and it has been on ours since the start. But the initial cost plus accessories and tooling left in way into our future plans.

David recently had a few recommendations for the Myford ML7 lathe and has talked to a few people about possible getting one. Example of a Myford ML7 The Myford company started in , was based here in Nottingham Beston to be exact and only closed it doors due to liquidation back in July of this year. Later replaced by the the Super 7 in April build around the same design but with number of new features and improvements.

Both models have been very successful and often favoured by hobbyists and model engineers. Matt started shopping around for a ML7. After few failed attempts over the weekend Matt secured a Myford Super 7 for the Hackspace. So a week later out new Super 7 Lathe arrived at the hackspace.

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The lathe was very important to the Industrial Revolution.

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I have a 36″ x 9′ Schucher and Boye engine lathe I believe it is dated to to converted from a line shaft to an electric motor by the New York Railroad company I assume. I have turned large printing cylinders on this machine and Know it is still accurate. I have pictures but new to this layout and can not post now. This was my Father’s machine and he recently passed and now I am selling it to help my Mom. Tony Ennis My 12″ craftsman lathe is from or so. Despite having disassembled it completely, I have yet to find a serial number or anything that can help date it, except for the fact that it has helical gears in the headstock.

From what I have been told that may date it to the Civil War or even before Ames of Chicopee began producing lathes sometime in the mid ‘s. This lathe was given to me following the death of its long time owner. It had been used as a wood lathe for many years, but is clearly a metal lathe with back gears and fine pitch feed screws. In fact, it has three different feed screws: One needs to be certain that more than one is not engaged simultaneously!

I have no way of posting photos, but here a link to some photos of it on the Vintage Machinery website:

Second Hand Lathes

Steam Power I have a life-long interest in steam power, steam engines, turbines, boilers, and the accessories. Whether it is for Railroad applications, Seagoing vessels, or Stationary power facilities, it is all interesting. I think I find Steam power so fascinating because it is something a person with ordinary knowledge and skills can build with their own hands and simple tools.

All Ads. We have 66 adverts and 14 completed so far in November Always wanted, Myford ML7 & Super 7 or ML10 Lathes. The good, the bad or the ugly. Read more for contact details. There are approximately issues dating from Feb to June There are 3 duplicates and some missing.

Hand Tools , Edgemead 8 Photo s Lathe for Sale x mm Lathe Size – mm swing and mm between centers V single phase motorSet of change wheels for metric and imperial threading14″ – face plate8″ – 4 jaw chuck6″ – 3 jaw chuck not on pictures 2 steadiesMultifix Quick Change Tool Post with holdersToolbox with assortment of tools R 35, Published in: Conventional Milling machine with slotting attachment. Various Cutting and grooving tools. O x mmDial indicator on Z axisSubmerg Contact for Price Published in: Industrial Machinery , Durbanville 9 Photo s Manufacturing of the following: Lathe tool holders, various sizes.

Fly cutters, 25 mm to mm diameter, various options for cuttersLathe tool post, various typesPart makingCustom “V” BlocksGeneral fitting, turning and milling workTempering and case hardening Contact for Price Published in: Industrial Machinery , Other 2 Photo s wood lathe with bench. Power Tools , Meadowridge 3 Photo s Lathe and assessories.

Myford Lathe Restoration – Part 10 Final Assembly