Archive for the ‘Boxford Model A Lathe’ Category

18 Sep, 2010

Thrust bearings for the Boxford

Posted by: Raynerd In: Boxford Model A Lathe

The current state of the cross slide and compound slide: Cross slide: The gap/play in the cross slide. This closes if you pull it back but of course the play is there. The first two pictures show the lead screw of the cross slide removed, and notice the gap. The whole section slides back and [...]

I`ve stripped off the old single phase motor from the Boxford and all that nasty painted buttons and bell wire. Rather than rewire it, I`m going to replace it with a 3 phase motor and inverter to give me variable speed control and a fresh wiring for the lathe which needed doing anyway! Luckly I [...]


  • Steve Richardson: Pretty cool stuff! I work with some real talented machinists and they are gonna dig your website!
  • Mike: Hi.where did you purchase the plate from. Been looking for a good stockist. I love your idea and would like to make one for my boxford. Also, sorry
  • Don bath: Thanks for the reply,currently I am making the escape wheel arbour and back cock plate ready for the next phase of testing .Your comments regarding th

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