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Restoring an old myford ml8 lathe

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Recently i was given an old Myford ML8 lathe which was working but very rusty, i have never really tried dismantling and rebuild this type of machine before so this will be a learning experience.

lathe original state 01

lathe original state 02

lathe original state 03

Been cleaning the parts removing the rust and paint with a wire brush drill attachement, and smaller versions on a dremel for the awkward bit.

The smaller metal parts i have soaked in vinegar then rubed down with wire wool and sprayed with oil to top them re rusting.

lathe cleaning 01

lathe cleaning 02

lathe cleaning 03

After cleaning up the parts, i have primed them in some metal paint to help protect from rust, currently jut primed but i like the colour so will likely keep it bright red.

lathe cleaning 01

lathe cleaning 02

lathe cleaning 03

Sill lots of cleaning an painting todo, got a stuck pulley which will not come free from the shaft, and need to strip back the main housing and clean.