An Unexpected Gift

Post date: Mar 30, 2014 9:25:45 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, this may not mean a lot to most people, but I have been given a Myford.

A lovely gentleman visited the miniature railway last weekend, and asked our chairman, Mr Williams, if anybody wanted an old lathe, as he was moving and had no space for it any more. Mr W then rang me, as he knows I have an interest in old things and may like a project. So yesterday, we both went over to this chaps house to have a look, and lo and behold...this old lathe turned out to be a damned near pristine Myford ML7, with cabinet, cover and all the accessories you could dream of. It was apparently taken from a dental hospital when it was refurbished, and languished unused for a decade.

Needless to say, I was bowled over, and am now the proud owner of a beautiful new lathe! My poor old Faircut Senior will now be gracefully retired after providing excellent service for years, and I will keep it well wrapped up and oiled in the loft until someone turns up who may be just starting out, who likes a bit of heritage and will look after it and most importantly USE it.

This has been a good week. Next week, I need to get it up an d running, and it's first job will be related to the Emett Exhibition in Birmingham this summer...stay tuned for more details and pictures!