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Tool-in-the-Box

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Over the past two years I have been collecting small machine tools for my home shop. Holding on to the best of the best machines I could find. I plan to just make models and other small stuff as a hobby. Its just a small 12' x 10' space but with lots of moving things around on paper I can fit most of what I "think" I will need. I am close to setting things up. I just need to do some final touches to the tools before bringing them home. Now that things are almost ready I figured I would share a few pics of the machines I decided on.

MYFORD SUPER 7

History:

First off, a big thanks to itsmeburnie again for taking the trip to Niagara Falls to pick this beauty up. I owe you big time on this one! In the dark basement we couldn't figure out how to get it apart so we actually carried it up a full flight of stairs. I know its a small machine with a similar capacity to an Atlas 618 but this guy is quite heavy! I still don't know how we did it. I think it was a combination of me really wanting it and Bernie wanting the 100 lbs. of machinist stock that came with it. It didn't have a stand when I bought it but I found a vintage SB stand that is similar design to the original stand.

It came fully tooled to say the least. Taper attachment, Milling attachment, Dividing Head, Collet sets, hand lever tailstock, chucks, face plates, etch, etc, etc.....Myford sure made a lot of stuff for this machine. Looking at past catalogs I only have half the stuff made for it.

I plan on adding quick change in the near future.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: 3000.00

Pics as found (minus stand), I have not had a chance to clean it up yet.


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drs23

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THIEF! You and Bernie both! :greenwithenvy:

Really though, good on both of ya's!
 

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Nice.

The Grip-tru 3-jaw chuck is quite expensive.

As is the dividing attachment and the taper attachment.

It makes me glad to see a lathe so well-tooled. You won't ever see that at a dealer.

I have had some very nice Myfords myself - I don't expect you'll need any documentation,
buf if you do, I have some.

Cheers
Erik
 

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Boy, I really have been missing for a while here!

That was a fun trip to Lake Erie! Remember I jumped into Lake Erie that night and was covered in seaweed! Hah hah... We were just driving too close not to jump in. Water was pretty warm!

That is a SWeeT Myford... Made me want one!

Bernie
 

Tool-in-the-Box

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Boy, I really have been missing for a while here!

That was a fun trip to Lake Erie! Remember I jumped into Lake Erie that night and was covered in seaweed! Hah hah... We were just driving too close not to jump in. Water was pretty warm!

That is a SWeeT Myford... Made me want one!

Bernie

I still cant believe you did that. All I remember thinking was its a good thing you left your keys in the truck :whistle:


Erik, I don't think I need any docs but thanks. Yes, most Myford stuff seems to be expensive, especially when you have to ship it across the pond.
 

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The beauty of Myfords is that it was probably the most popular Model Engineers lathe in UK in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, possibly 80s and as such, many improvements and attachments were designed for them. Get a copy of G H Thomas' 'The Model Engineers' Workshop Manual' for some beautifully designed bits with detailed descriptions of the construction of each piece. Well worth the investment.

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A GREAT little lathe,very well equipped too!!!:) Google "Tony Lathes" go to his website. He has the most comprehensive machinery site in the World. And,he makes copys of old manuals,too. Not real cheap,but very well done.

I visited Tony several years ago. He had quite a few Myfords for sale.

I'd love to have a small lathe like that,in spite of having a 16" x 40" lathe,and a Hardinge HLVH. It would be fun.
 
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