I have just purchased a Boxford Lathe

  1. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Echoes my feelings completely re the smart and brown yahoo group.
    Gave up posting there. Posts got lost and there was little continuity and no feeling of community.
     
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  2. 123hotchef Member

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    wow that is much clearer than the plusnet version
     
  3. Seadog

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    Chuck clamping arrangement. I've not yet implemented this, but will do sometime in the future.


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    I use adjustable feet on mine. Mount the bed and level it, and that includes shimming it to remove twist. You can then level with relation to the deck.


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    Yes, and it's a real hassle trying to locate information. Yahoo groups is definitely a bit of an anachronism in my opinion.
     
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    in that case i shall stick to asking questions and learning here, its a daunting process for me as I have never looked at a lathe before you lot have a lot to answer for, I just hope it is all wothwhile and it dont end up sitting there in the corner because I cant use it
     
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  6. Seadog

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    You'll be fine. It's not as daunting as it may at first seem.

    Once you've got the hang of it you'll be glad you bought it.
     
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  7. 123hotchef Member

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    ha ha easy for you to say i have been reading the know your lathe!
     
  8. Seadog

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    Don't try to take it all in in one go.
     
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    no chance mate
     
  10. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    More particularly, cutting right and left-hand threads, reversing the whole machine still gives the same handedness

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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    He hasn’t got a inverter!
     
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  12. brightspark

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    or a reversing drum switch yet for existing motor
     
  13. pressbrake1

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    It’s hard for me as I don’t want to get in a silly match arguing about screw cutting. 99% of my work is screw cutting where ever oil patch , geo or hydraulics and I’ve learnt to be fast and accurate at it as it’s all piece work.
    I ll give hotchef some lessons if he cooks lunch:D
     
  14. 123hotchef Member

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    thats a deal mate
     
  15. 123hotchef Member

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    dont need one do I its 240V
     
  16. brightspark

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    nupe
     
  17. 123hotchef Member

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    whats that! sounds like ill need one one day
     
  18. brightspark

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    providing the motor has a connection plate where you can separate the starting windings from the running you can wire in the reversing switch . I have 2 lathes one has one one hasn't its no big deal. just get set up and do some turning you will soon know what is needed and what isn't as you get more proficient :)
     
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    Mine is single phase and I'm thinking of changing it to 3 phase so it will need an inverter.

    Need to get it back up and running again first.
     
  20. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    When you do, it's so worth it, less vibration, better surface finish, it's like the difference between a twin and a six-cylinder engine - and a VFD gives lots if clever features, variable speed (even nearly-constant surface speeds luke the CNC boys have), really rapid stop and reverse, magic

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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