I have just purchased a Boxford Lathe

  1. JulieandTony Member

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    If you use it, then it will come easily, but of you try to just learn it - way too difficult for me!

    That's why I suggest you just work the lathe as soon as you can - essential maintenance stuff only at first, once you are up to speed then you know what you need to do.

    After all - I am just assuming that it is an imperial machine , it could be metric so all the gear choices would be different.
     
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  2. 123hotchef Member

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    from looking at the gear box it is imperial
     
  3. Richard.

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    Yeah when I bought mine it was up and turning by day 2.
    Give it a good de scale
    Stone off any dents that may cause tight spots. Clean, lube and start turning.
    Any severe problems with it will come to light pretty much as soon as you start cutting.
     
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  4. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Blimey you don’t hang about mate!

    If I can I’ll drop that heat exchanger in once you get her back to the shop and I can show you the basics.
     
  5. 123hotchef Member

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    cool thanks Brad that would be great mate, no point in hanging about its 1.5 miles from me it was meant to be I think
     
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  6. Richard.

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    Yeah that’s bleeding convenient been so close. You could say in reality you’ve saved £100 in van fuel, delivery messing about etc. People tend to forget that cost also goes onto the price of a lathe.
     
  7. 123hotchef Member

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    The plan is to borrow the Mrs horse trailer
     
  8. Richard.

    Richard. Member

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    For a mile n half?
    Couple of skate boards and a good push should do it :laughing:
     
  9. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Member

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    I know I’m messing with big stuff but it’s not unusual that haulage costs more than the machine
     
  10. 123hotchef Member

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    That's what i said earlier to the seller. Moved my dad's shed like that when i was a teenager
     
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  11. Richard.

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    It doesn’t surprise me.
    Costs a fortune I’d imagine
     
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  12. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Not round those hills! Bloody scary bringing harrison lathe home and stopping at @123hotchef house. Thought it might slide off the trailer!
     
  13. 123hotchef Member

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    The hills suck here lol
     
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  14. 123hotchef Member

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    That Harrison is a fair chunk bigger too
     
  15. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Member

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    Generally in the four figures
    I had a big pressbrake, I can’t bare to re live getting it out of where I bought it but just to unload at my place was in the number of thousands with crane hire and a versalift to get it inside
    Errrgghh
     
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  16. pressbrake1

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    I bought a horizontal borer from a place in Kendal in the Peak District
    Loading that and braking on the hills knocked a few years off me!
     
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  17. Richard.

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    Ha ha thank god my lathe is a poxy thing that fits in the back of a hatch back.
     
  18. MattF

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    I probably fall into the same camp, but restoration is half the fun. Sometimes, that can be more enjoyable than using the machine, and it's all part of the enjoyment. For a machine which needs to be put to work fairly soon though, it's just not worth the downtime required, initially, unless the item's in a dog of a state. For some equipment, restoration is a necessity for use.

    I've garnered just as much, if not more, enjoyment from the restoration of some pieces than I have from using them. It's a soothing & satisfying pastime.
     
  19. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I don’t think any of my machines were useable when I bought them, they were either choked with sawdust, paint, or had dud motors, however I have a lovely little collection of quality machinery now. Worth it if you have the time!
     
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  20. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I’ve been to Kendal a few times. I don’t envy you one bit, actually I would like a horizontal borer, but not that bad! What make is the borer?
     
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