A Lathe Machinists Journey

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Jon Cameron
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Joined: 25 Aug 2015, 14:35

12 Oct 2017, 13:06 #211

Part 2

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Now can someone tell me how to get a myford to regrow metal :)

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MrMamod
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Joined: 03 Jan 2010, 20:13

12 Oct 2017, 18:34 #212

Jon you have done a LOT of work on this lathe and it now looks much better than when you first bought it home ..
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Jon Cameron
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Joined: 25 Aug 2015, 14:35

12 Oct 2017, 20:01 #213

It's at least setup properly now Phil, not sure about looking better??? Hmmmm needs more paint. 

I'm embarking on the first build soon the shims have been cut and fitted to the headstock castings, rough cut but the correct thickness, to avoid the cracked headstock syndrome. 

Now...... remember the steam trike idea??? Found some possible rear tyres. These were pulled from some packaging at my current job, (new one next week.....)

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Will start a new thread, once I've progressed it a little. 😉
Jon

Now can someone tell me how to get a myford to regrow metal :)

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MrMamod
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12 Oct 2017, 20:19 #214

Haha love the tyres so super trike it is then .
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Dr. Rog
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Joined: 30 Dec 2008, 17:53

16 Oct 2017, 20:19 #215

What material is that?
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Jon Cameron
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Joined: 25 Aug 2015, 14:35

16 Oct 2017, 20:30 #216

It's sort of a rubber, but hard not soft, it still flexes though. Should make for some good wheels for the rear of a trike. Just gotta make the rest of it up, I have a rubber seal that I got from Dave when I took the Bing engine upto him, (hope that's still steaming nicely by the way Dave), so I have three tyres, just need some chrome (Ali) rims, and figure out where best to site the boiler. (This is planned as a long term project so don't expect it built by next week).😉
Jon

Now can someone tell me how to get a myford to regrow metal :)

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Dr. Rog
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Joined: 30 Dec 2008, 17:53

16 Oct 2017, 20:51 #217

Sounds good, ta.
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Jon Cameron
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Joined: 25 Aug 2015, 14:35

16 Oct 2017, 20:57 #218

Just while I'm on the topic, anyone have ideas for cutting grooves, and shaping the tyre? Have four of the smaller ones so can experiment with suggestions. Possibly mounted on the wheel, and emery paper spun in the lathe???
Jon

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Dr. Rog
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Joined: 30 Dec 2008, 17:53

17 Oct 2017, 19:15 #219

Make a mandrel obviously, possibly with end plates for grip.
A very sharp tool will turn rubber, but might rub it up too.
I recall rubber being frozen for something, and being stiff enough for machining, but I can't remember what.
Perhaps you could wait a month or two....👽
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