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Old 23-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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My dad has just been given a Colchester lathe, so it seemed right that I relieve him of his 'project' lathe. Its a Boxford TUD from the dark ages, but its seems reasonably complete. Its missing all the drive from the motor to the headstock so I'll have to make something. Any lathe advice gratefully recieved!





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Old 24-03-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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My dad has just been given a Colchester lathe, so it seemed right that I relieve him of his 'project' lathe. Its a Boxford TUD from the dark ages, but its seems reasonably complete. Its missing all the drive from the motor to the headstock so I'll have to make something. Any lathe advice gratefully recieved!





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Nice bit of kit ...I was once told that 'all new lathes are made on old ones' ....true considering my Sphere lathe is from the second world war and still works 100%.

Belts you can get from bearing boys cheaply ... best lathe tools (in my mind) are a cheap set of indexiables from chronos.

Cheap three jaw self centering chuck for things that need little precession and a decent 4 jaw chuck for everything else ...plus a backplate for all those difficult to turn things.

Grab yourself a cheap magnetic mount and a dial pointer gauge.

Then get playing ... just remember to feed the tools in slowly and stand outside the firing line. Grab some scrap soft material and see how it all works ... you will find yourself thinking how you ever lived without it ...might not touch the thing for a month, but it's always there and waiting.

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Old 24-03-2014, 12:16 PM   #3
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Lil butie , not sure what you have hear, comonly used in schools and collages,
Know as a trainer,
Bad news for you is I think your gearbox is missing, not totally sure just a hunch,
What's that bairing assembly mounted on the bed?
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Old 24-03-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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One of my surface grinders at work used to be at Colchester Lathes so probably made the bed for your dad's new one 😃

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Old 24-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #5
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Its 'new' to my dad, but not new in any other sense of the word.

My Boxford is indeed a TUD, or Training Under Drive but its missing the Drive part. There's a motor with it (non original) but the original drive system has been crudely chopped out with a gas axe. The bearing assembly in the photo is one of two my dad gave me in case they were any use. I've been on ebay and bought two stepped pulleys and a counter shaft assembly so I can cobble a drive system together.
There's a new bearing to fit in the headstock and the winding handle is missing off the tail stock so there's plenty to keep me busy...

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Old 24-03-2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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Put me out of my hunch misery . Have you got gears?
Because if you have not the motor drive is the least of your worries,
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Old 24-03-2014, 02:00 PM   #7
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No gears as this model didn't have any. There's no powered cross feed. Only 5 speeds which are changed by hopping the belt across the pulleys. Or they would be if I had any pulleys...

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Thanks, good news then,
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Old 24-03-2014, 05:20 PM   #9
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No gears as this model didn't have any. There's no powered cross feed. Only 5 speeds which are changed by hopping the belt across the pulleys. Or they would be if I had any pulleys...

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My pillar drill's the same, quite a good system once you've gotten used to it.

Nice little project, jealous!
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Old 24-03-2014, 05:28 PM   #10
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Here's some more pics...



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Old 24-03-2014, 08:10 PM   #11
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I have a Boxford AUD with the optional gearbox for screw threading etc bought it off a chap who had it from a school and its an excellent bit of kit.

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Heres a website link to some info but you probably have already sussed it out..

http://www.lathes.co.uk/Boxford/
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Old 24-03-2014, 08:56 PM   #12
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My grinders not a new one. Think it's an 80's machine which we've had for about 20 odd years so you never know...
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free head skims on john as long as the head fits in his sachell,
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Old 25-03-2014, 12:15 AM   #14
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I have a Boxford AUD with the optional gearbox for screw threading etc bought it off a chap who had it from a school and its an excellent bit of kit.

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Heres a website link to some info but you probably have already sussed it out..

http://www.lathes.co.uk/Boxford/
Now I'm a bit jealous! Thanks for the link - thats the site I used to find out what it was.

I stripped, cleaned and re-built the cross slide (?) assembly tonight. This bit only needs a new thrust bearing.

So far I need:

Thrust bearing
Drive train
Hand wheel for tailstock
Bit to connect the small lever to the tailstock lock (I've found the lever/handle and stud but I'm missing the gubbins. Some kind of big nut I guess with a threaded hole for the lever)

Hopefully I'll have time to overhaul the saddle tomorrow.

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What's the round bit with 3 holes in sat on top do?
Looks like it fits in the hole on side
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