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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by mugglesquop View Post
    can get a Myford second hand for £1000, much better option.


    http://homeworkshop.org.uk/
    Toby (Caddyshack) bought an ML7 that the guy owned from new (1950s) and it was in mint condition as it had only been used for model making! From memory he paid about £700

    He said I can use it whenever I want (not had the need to as yet), so its a win win for me

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    ideal

    just seen one for sale on a FB group im in, ML10, £700 with tooling. not been used much, old clock maker's lathe.

    Myford Super 7 with screw cutting box is the best, but they are usually £1500+
    Mk1 '91 1.6 GTD build so far...

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    Mine's an ML10 - it's not a mill though. Would love a mill, wouldn't touch the cheap one mentioned earlier though.

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    you can bolt stuff to the saddle of the Myford and put the milling cutter in the chuck
    Mk1 '91 1.6 GTD build so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugglesquop View Post
    you can bolt stuff to the saddle of the Myford and put the milling cutter in the chuck
    How do you move the work piece in the z plane?

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    What drill press do you use al?

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    Something from the 40s

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    But will outlast any modern stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy View Post
    But will outlast any modern stuff.
    It already has by 70 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    It already has by 70 years
    Haha! That’s true

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    The old motor has a bit of a wibble on its mount, I guess I'll need to give it some love one day. All it's bits are properly hand made which is nice

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    cant beat the old kit, no idea how old this one is:

    DSC_2823.jpg

    Whatton & Sons "Wandess" drill press
    Last edited by mugglesquop; 04-12-2017 at 01:49 PM.
    Mk1 '91 1.6 GTD build so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugglesquop View Post
    cant beat the old kit, no idea how old this one is:

    DSC_2823.jpg

    Whatton & Sons "Wandess" drill press
    Steam powered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelp View Post
    Steam powered?
    electrickery! has a Hoover motor (back when they used to also make industrial motors as well as hoovers)
    Mk1 '91 1.6 GTD build so far...

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