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  • ke1th commented on qthurtle's instructable Myford ML10 Lathe Chuck Soft Jaws1 day ago
    Myford ML10 Lathe Chuck Soft Jaws

    Just a note to say Thanks for this. I was just about to make a set for my own ML10 having also seen Keith Fenner's set neatly wrapped around his chuck jaws - whereas Abom79 uses separate shims which are a bit fiddly - but I'm going to make mine out of copper sheet salvaged from my old water tank and beaten flat. I confess that I'm tending towards the lazy end of things i.e. using tin snips and a belt sander rather than a hacksaw and files. Also a belated Thank You for your comprehensive ML10 toolpost instructable which is a very useful reference. I use two ML10 lathes in different locations and constantly struggle to get my various combinations of tools and toolposts to align with the centre height. Cheers!

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  • ke1th commented on qthurtle's instructable Lathe Spindle Handle for a Myford ML101 year ago
    Lathe Spindle Handle for a Myford ML10

    Excellent description! I'm just about to make one of these for my own ML10, and thought I'd share this easy tip for successful cross-drilling of round bar which I was given about 40 years ago. Step 1 - put a short rod (about half an inch will do) of the same diameter of round bar into the lathe chuck Step 2 - using a pilot drill bit in the tailstock drill through the centre of the rod to form a guide cylinder. Step 3 - using the jaws of your drill press vice, or bench vice, tighten the jaws to clamp the guide cylinder at right angles to the main rod to be drilled Step 4 - pass the same pilot drill bit through the hole in the guide cylinder and drill into the surface of the main round bar. The clamping action of the vice jaws will prevent any movement of the drill bit on the surface of ...

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    Excellent description! I'm just about to make one of these for my own ML10, and thought I'd share this easy tip for successful cross-drilling of round bar which I was given about 40 years ago. Step 1 - put a short rod (about half an inch will do) of the same diameter of round bar into the lathe chuck Step 2 - using a pilot drill bit in the tailstock drill through the centre of the rod to form a guide cylinder. Step 3 - using the jaws of your drill press vice, or bench vice, tighten the jaws to clamp the guide cylinder at right angles to the main rod to be drilled Step 4 - pass the same pilot drill bit through the hole in the guide cylinder and drill into the surface of the main round bar. The clamping action of the vice jaws will prevent any movement of the drill bit on the surface of the bar, and you are guaranteed to be on the exact diameter as by drilling the pilot in the lathe the hole will be in the exact centre. You can vary this technique to make guide cylinders for drilling off-centre holes too.

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