I have just purchased a Boxford Lathe

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    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Post in the lathes section.... :whistle:
     
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    i never knew we had one
     
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    does it need it? apparently it has been used for wood
     
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    Defiantly. Wood dust will get everywhere and stop oil penetrating where it's needed and gum up parts. Not to mention the oils in wood.
    Good excuse to get to know your lathe and check it over.
     
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    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    You do now. :laughing:
     
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    indeed i do ill be a regular here:-)

    so what needs stripping cleanning and rebuilding, best things to use ect ect
     
  9. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Ask @Dieselkid 63 about wood dust and lathes. He spent the year chasing it down from every nook and cranny.
     
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    Nice lathe

    It's an AUD

    We had one for around 20 years great bit of kit - much better than the myfords. ...

    There is a book available - know your lathe by Boxford, - our copy is from 1988 - see photo.

    It describes how to turn from the basics right through to screwcutting and milling all on the Boxford lathes and includes maintenance instructions etc.

    Get the book, practice and then once you are up to speed refurbish the lathe (after you have made all the silly mistakes!)

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    I like to lift the saddle and clean the oil ways and check wipers etc
     
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    cool i am off to look for those books on ebay right now so its a AUD i cant find a reverse switch on it though, is there a replacment gearbox for metric thread cutting
     
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    where are they what do they do! i take it i need to oil it too then
     
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    yikes

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KNOW-YOU...m2abfe7b6a9:g:8xgAAOSwKOZcJfaT&frcectupt=true
     
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    And as if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared

    Wood gets EVERYWHERE on machine tools. Don’t get me wrong, I love working with wood but even with extraction the dust goes places you didn’t think were possible. If your lathe is lubricated (which it should be) it all ends up as one thick mess.

    First up that’s under the gear selector levers, it was like felt in there. Next is inside the tapped holes to attach the rack to the bed - yep, it got down there! Lastly are the plugs behind the splash guard, so out of the firing line? Nope, just as dirty :(
     
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    Yes. But as said if it's been used for wood then it will indeed need a strip and clean. Strip as in down to this. 20180920_092040.jpg
     
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    it could do with a lick of paint too what do you guys use enamal or just machine paint
     
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