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    Any of you guys have one of these hobby Metal Lathes, i know they are made on far away shores, but was just wondering if they were up to the mark.

    Whats your views, how accurate, make, etc, any info thanks.

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    I have a hobbymat lathe, there is several on eBay for sale. Quite a good tool and as a fitter and turner can make most things on it. Myford are better but much larger and more money. So you have to take you choose

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    Would love to get my hands on one, iv not had experience with hobby lathes but I used a larger one whilst studying for my level 2 Diploma in Engineering.

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    I have an Armadeal CJ18A I think it is, it's sold by other people under different names colours. I've threaded barrels, reworked bottle valves,delrin fittings ,bolts for air rifles. I have a four jaw chuck and other parts get's expensive when you add it up but well worth having.

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    I have an Armadeal CJ18A I think it is, it's sold by other people under different names colours. I've threaded barrels, reworked bottle valves,delrin fittings ,bolts for air rifles. I have a four jaw chuck and other parts get's expensive when you add it up but well worth having.

    Will have a look roughcoat, I cant believe 5 years ago i sold an old, but perfectly working Atlas for 40 quid. :lol:

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    You must be gutted giving that away. I have trouble selling things once I buy them. I have a Raglan littlejohn and a Myford ml10 in the shed. I bought the myford then the armadeal, then last summer the littlejohn and a small mill both are not up and running yet but only minor things to do to both. With the myford your limited what fits in the headstock if your threading barrels especially air rifles with the block on, if you want to shorten it but their a top quality lathe. If you want see what they can do have a look at myfordboy on youtube the mans a genius.

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    Will have a look roughcoat, I cant believe 5 years ago i sold an old, but perfectly working Atlas for 40 quid. :lol:

    Crumbs!! £40??!! :/

     

    I've a few lathes, Most recent was this Myford 7, Can't remember the exact amounnt but it very close to £400, Still have to set it up yet!!

     

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    Another that I acquired (Swapped a woodworking lathe for it that hadn't been used!) was this Granville Senior..

     

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    Think i've six or seven in total and the only one that's set up is the oldest and most worn out!! I can't parallel turn on it as the bad is worn close to the chuck! (Gets stuck when you back it if adjusted close to the chuck, If the packing strips are adjusted at the dead end then there's so much wear the chatter happens and the workpiece becomes tapered!!

     

    It's a really old (Flat belt and cone pulleys!) Faircut senior made here in Sheffield by the makers of Hendersons Relish! (Not a lot of people probably knows what that is!!)

     

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    Think i've three more very small ones and a Centrix woodlathe!!

     

    John :)

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    Crumbs!! £40??!! :/

     

    I've a few lathes, Most recent was this Myford 7, Can't remember the exact amounnt but it very close to £400, Still have to set it up yet!!

     

    ULO1zRt.jpg

     

    Another that I acquired (Swapped a woodworking lathe for it that hadn't been used!) was this Granville Senior..

     

    RMDD7gV.jpg

     

     

    Think i've six or seven in total and the only one that's set up is the oldest and most worn out!! I can't parallel turn on it as the bad is worn close to the chuck! (Gets stuck when you back it if adjusted close to the chuck, If the packing strips are adjusted at the dead end then there's so much wear the chatter happens and the workpiece becomes tapered!!

     

    It's a really old (Flat belt and cone pulleys!) Faircut senior made here in Sheffield by the makers of Hendersons Relish! (Not a lot of people probably knows what that is!!)

     

    K23EEw9.jpg

    Think i've three more very small ones and a Centrix woodlathe!!

     

    John :)

    That Myford looks very nice :good:

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    Crumbs!! £40??!! :/

     

    I've a few lathes, Most recent was this Myford 7, Can't remember the exact amounnt but it very close to £400, Still have to set it up yet!!

     

    ULO1zRt.jpg

     

    Another that I acquired (Swapped a woodworking lathe for it that hadn't been used!) was this Granville Senior..

     

    RMDD7gV.jpg

     

     

    Think i've six or seven in total and the only one that's set up is the oldest and most worn out!! I can't parallel turn on it as the bad is worn close to the chuck! (Gets stuck when you back it if adjusted close to the chuck, If the packing strips are adjusted at the dead end then there's so much wear the chatter happens and the workpiece becomes tapered!!

     

    It's a really old (Flat belt and cone pulleys!) Faircut senior made here in Sheffield by the makers of Hendersons Relish! (Not a lot of people probably knows what that is!!)

     

    K23EEw9.jpg

    Think i've three more very small ones and a Centrix woodlathe!!

     

    John :)

    Very interesting, im frequently amazed by my city's history!

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    Crumbs!! £40??!! :/

     

    I've a few lathes, Most recent was this Myford 7, Can't remember the exact amounnt but it very close to £400, Still have to set it up yet!!

     

    ULO1zRt.jpg

     

    Another that I acquired (Swapped a woodworking lathe for it that hadn't been used!) was this Granville Senior..

     

    RMDD7gV.jpg

     

     

    Think i've six or seven in total and the only one that's set up is the oldest and most worn out!! I can't parallel turn on it as the bad is worn close to the chuck! (Gets stuck when you back it if adjusted close to the chuck, If the packing strips are adjusted at the dead end then there's so much wear the chatter happens and the workpiece becomes tapered!!

     

    It's a really old (Flat belt and cone pulleys!) Faircut senior made here in Sheffield by the makers of Hendersons Relish! (Not a lot of people probably knows what that is!!)

     

    K23EEw9.jpg

    Think i've three more very small ones and a Centrix woodlathe!!

     

    John :)

    I'm not alone then,same with air rifles but I'm not going there lol

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    I'm not alone then,same with air rifles but I'm not going there lol

    Ha ha ha!!

     

    I've 145 airguns, Can't help myself, I don't know if i'm a collector or a hoarder!

     

    I've been collecting watches for over 40 years and have roughly 2,500 to 3,000

     

     

    John...

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    quick one people is is possible to buy a new length of lead screw for a lath or will i need to thread my own. asking for a friend,cheers all

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    quick one people is is possible to buy a new length of lead screw for a lath or will i need to thread my own. asking for a friend,cheers all

     

    Try Kingston Engineering or Halifax Rack and Screw...I'm after a new Imperial leadscrew for my Myford ML10 and Myford no longer stock these........ :/

     

    Last week Kingston quoted £59 for a half length blank.. and then another £360 to match it to my original. :oops: Sent the details to Halifax R&S and just waiting to hear back from them...fingers crossed.

     

    kingston-engineering.co.uk

    hrs-ccl.co.uk

     

    If Halifax are as expensive as Kingston.... i.e. almost as much as I paid for it in the first place... then the original will go back on or I'll consider a Metric leadscrew and the necessary bits from Myford.

     

    Cheers

     

    Fizz

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    Ha ha ha!!

     

    I've 145 airguns, Can't help myself, I don't know if i'm a collector or a hoarder!

     

    I've been collecting watches for over 40 years and have roughly 2,500 to 3,000

     

     

    John...

    I had a look at your Flickr photos how do you get away with it with your other half. Some nice stuff

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    Try Kingston Engineering or Halifax Rack and Screw...I'm after a new Imperial leadscrew for my Myford ML10 and Myford no longer stock these........ :/

     

    Last week Kingston quoted £59 for a half length blank.. and then another £360 to match it to my original. :oops: Sent the details to Halifax R&S and just waiting to hear back from them...fingers crossed.

     

    kingston-engineering.co.uk

    hrs-ccl.co.uk

     

    If Halifax are as expensive as Kingston.... i.e. almost as much as I paid for it in the first place... then the original will go back on or I'll consider a Metric leadscrew and the necessary bits from Myford.

     

    Cheers

     

    Fizz

    Did a quick ebay search (http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/myford-leadscrew) there's a few myford ones in it. I had a second hand one off ebay last year with half nuts not much wear on them,they weren't cheap though

    quick one people is is possible to buy a new length of lead screw for a lath or will i need to thread my own. asking for a friend,cheers all

    try ebay what lathe is it

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    don't know just putting it out there, if he has had no joy over the weekend,as i told him you guys would probably come good with an answer.cheers all will let you know

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    I had a look at your Flickr photos how do you get away with it with your other half. Some nice stuff

    It's never bothered her until recently, She now gives me a bit of grief when I get another (Acquired three more since Christmas! :yes: ) But if i'm buying a Webley pistol she's fine with it! For some reason she loves how they look but won't actually shoot one!! :hmm:

     

    I bought a nice Rotary watch today, She even started whinging about that!! :whistling:

     

    After almost 40 years of being with her, It seems to go in one ear and straight out the other! (If she's not careful i'll trade her in for a newer model!! :lol: )

     

     

     

    John :)

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    Almost forgot to say, There's a little Zyto for sale in Billeston (Leicestershire) for £85, It's had a part restoration and will need finishing, Also it'll need a chuck and motor but it's cheap enough!!

     

     

     

    CLICKY

     

     

    John :)

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    Did a quick ebay search (http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/myford-leadscrew) there's a few myford ones in it. I had a second hand one off ebay last year with half nuts not much wear on them,they weren't cheap though

    try ebay what lathe is it

     

    Thanks roughcoat.... I've got a 'watch' set up for ML10 bits on fleabay but don't think I've seen a leadscrew come up in a few months, I know where there is one but the guy is taking his time getting round to giving me the condition and a price. :|

     

    Hey ho... one day, I didn't want to go down the metric route due to the expense of changing other bits but it has been suggested that I could just run a metric leadscrew with the cross and top slide in the original Imperial. I had thought about screw cutting and I don't know enough (like..... zilch) about whether that would work with the mix of Metric/Imperial thread components.

     

    Cheers

     

    Fizz

    :ninja:

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    Thanks roughcoat.... I've got a 'watch' set up for ML10 bits on fleabay but don't think I've seen a leadscrew come up in a few months, I know where there is one but the guy is taking his time getting round to giving me the condition and a price. :|

     

    Hey ho... one day, I didn't want to go down the metric route due to the expense of changing other bits but it has been suggested that I could just run a metric leadscrew with the cross and top slide in the original Imperial. I had thought about screw cutting and I don't know enough (like..... zilch) about whether that would work with the mix of Metric/Imperial thread components.I

     

    Cheers

     

    Fizz

    :ninja:

     

    I'd hold out for the right leadscrew if I was you,I just use tap's and die's to cut the threads I need, I'm no expert myself but like you I will give it a go one day

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    Thanks roughcoat.... I've got a 'watch' set up for ML10 bits on fleabay but don't think I've seen a leadscrew come up in a few months, I know where there is one but the guy is taking his time getting round to giving me the condition and a price. :|

     

    Hey ho... one day, I didn't want to go down the metric route due to the expense of changing other bits but it has been suggested that I could just run a metric leadscrew with the cross and top slide in the original Imperial. I had thought about screw cutting and I don't know enough (like..... zilch) about whether that would work with the mix of Metric/Imperial thread components.

     

    Cheers

     

    Fizz

    :ninja:

     

    I suppose that if you have a 127 tooth gear wheel you could use a metric lead screw - I've done it the other way around ie cutting a metric thread on my imperial lathe and converting the pitch with the 127 gear, but it was a bit of a swine to set up

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    Here's an interesting site,loads of info and useful stuff gear cutting and the like on mini lathes http://www.cgtk.co.uk/.

    I follow a chap called John on youtube goes by the name of "doubleboost" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5iubxTqtZ1GKUQTrz4-CXw, all down to earth and easy listening for budding machinists and a bit mad which helps :) .

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    I've got an old 1960's ex-college Colchester Bantam. Got it off Ebay for £480 and very pleased with it. I also recently treated myself to a Amadeal M25 milling machine. I've added full DRO and again, very pleased.

     

    Here's something I recently knocked up:

     

     

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