rod rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Fri Dec 4 16:58:40 CST 2015

   My late uncle had a Myford  in a shed at my Grandmothers house in 
By the time I was tall enough to use it he had moved it to his house 
down the road

TU58 's is ready to test. I tried it in a spare serial port on a VS 3100.
Result nothing. I suspect the port is 423 and the tu58 232.


On 04/12/15 20:11, tony duell wrote:
>> Hi Tony
>>              Thats interesting I had thought about a model makers lathe.
>> I have a pillar drill and  the usual set of tools.
> I am darn glad I asked for a lathe instead of a car (and driving lessons) when
> my late father offered to buy me the latter. I still can't drive, but I don't miss
> that at all...
>> I did start out as a mechanical engineer and  my
>> top subjects at school were metalwork and technical drawing.
> Unfortuantely I went to the sort of school that inflicted Latin and
> (ancient) Greek on its students. Metalwork was certainly a no-no, even
> physics was frowned upon... But amazingly I managed to get 'electronics'
> classed as a sport, so while others chased spheres and prolate spheroids,
> I hand-wired a Z80-based computer, made a simple CRT from scratch and
> taught myself how to use a lathe....
>> It looks like a visit to Machine Mart may be coming up.
> Hmmm.. the tools they sell have various perjorative names that I
> will not repeat publically.... The general balanced view is that they
> can be used for good work, but you need to sort them out first, which
> may mean access to another lathe and/or metalwork skills (sounds like
> you have the latter). Personally I would consider a second-hand
> Myford 7 (if you have the space) or Unimat (one of the old metal
> ones, of course) if you don't.
> -tony

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