I have just purchased a Boxford Lathe

  1. pressbrake1

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    A procedure that doesn’t require the poor thing slammed in reverse!
     
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    thats when it breaks! right?????
     
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    I prefer an imperial leadscrew tbh
     
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    My mastiff for example has forward reverse and brake clutches
    The boxford doesn’t so putting the electric motor in reverse from forward without stopping is cruel
    The method Pete and myself mention will allow the machine to stop before reversing albeit motor powered or turning by hand
     
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    preferably but if not level with packing pieces till it is
     
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    i may have to level the base with some concrete
     
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    what does this enable?
     
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    travel left and right of saddle for thread cutting or automatic feed
     
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    i see to wind in and unwind
     
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  11. Pete.

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    I don't think the Boxford's cabinet adds rigidity to the bed so just sitting fairly level on firm ground would do it.
     
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    You'd always have a stop position between forward and reverse.

    A VFD, on the other hand, allows you to switch straight between forward and reverse.
     
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    i will need to level up the area i have planned it is on a dodgy slope down away from the garage door
     
  14. Richard.

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    It’s needs to be level I’d say. Certainly if your removing it from the cabinet take care bolting it back on doing the tightness in sequence opposite corners and a bit at a time making sure it’s sqeeky clean under the blocks. You can put slight twist in the bed if you don’t take care. I’d personally spend time getting it nice and level on all playing fields just to be safe.
     
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  15. pressbrake1

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    Yes and just using the stop will mean just coasting to a stop, not so good with the half nuts engaged!
    Also I think the boxford has a threaded spindle nose so quick transition to reverse might not go well.
     
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    On mine I just epoxies some 12mm thread bar into the floor and put a nut and washer each side of the mounting holes in the cabinet.
    I could then adjust / twist it to get erything levels / solid.
    Worked a treat and absolutely no rock or movement and a really solid base for adjusting the bed.
    The whole thing is so light that in reality gravity isn't much help
     
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  19. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Mine is on machine feet at the moment but once I'm sure it's staying put il probably do the same.
     
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    They do, but it's still living in the 90s. A few of us suggested changing the hosting and forum format to something more like this. One of the members even offered to do it FOC, but too many old fuddy-duddies and reactionaries. Consequently there's now a Facebook Group. It's run by Mark Lord who repairs and breaks Boxfords. A good source of reasonably priced spares too.
     
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