Myford ML7 Cross Slide Leadscrew Thrust Bearing Modification

This is a simple modification to the Myford ML7 which will:

Materials required:

The drawing MYF001 shows the work to be carried out on the cross slide end plate.

The photo shows a simple set-up on the lathe for boring out the hole and turning the front face. The actual dimensions may vary for your machine but the objective is to turn the front face so there is sufficient clearance between the dial and end plate with the thrust bearing sandwiched between the two.

The rear face can be reduced with a 3/4" spot face cutter or milled. Again, the dimension is not critical so long as there is enough (and not too much!) thread left on the leadscrew to securely lock the ball handle in place.