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Thread: What lathes have you had?
23/07/2019 20:59:48

During the machining part of my apprenticeship we used many machines,

Now I've got space we have amongst other things!!

Lathes - SWMBO said I'm always buying rubbish!!

A Schaublin with no tail stock or lead screw, sold for a

Mk 2 Raglan Little John, sold for a

Emco Maximat standard 3000 with milling head, sold for

Boxford CUD, sold for

Harrison M250 still got it

Milling machines

Bridgeport belt head, no space sold for

Amolco cnc modified running mach 3, too small sold for

George Alexander tool master, still got it... Fantastic

What we have now is the most capable machines we can get in the space we have.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
03/07/2019 17:00:03

Cut an S20x2 internal buttress thread for a new drawbar for the George Alexander (Deckel) feeling pleased with myself!!!

Thread: Horizontal Bandsaw - Final Thoughts
10/06/2019 08:17:28


I settled on the Axminster a year ago as it popped up on ebay hardly used.

I agree with Perko.

I often use it vertically, however you do need to make a larger rest as the one supplied is pitiful, there is a fair bit of room around the rest in the horizontal position, so you can leave a larger rest attached.

Setting up can be a challenge, but what I have discovered is it is mostly down to careful setting with a quality blade,


Thread: Hello from west wales
05/06/2019 17:22:29

Hi Paul,

I'm just outside Cardiff, also 52!!

Welcome, one of my mates is a real scooter nut!!


Thread: Cast Iron For Boxford Change Gears?
21/05/2019 21:45:45

If you look at the lathes UK website there is a calculator, it allows you to input your available gears and give you combinations with percentage errors. This allows you to make an informed choice. My CUD now sold had a metric lead screw, I used to cut imperial threads successfully using this method.


Thread: Homeworkshop
10/05/2019 16:28:13

Spot on, put another shilling in the meter!!

10/05/2019 16:06:11


10/05/2019 14:44:46

Does anybody knows what's happened to the Homeworkshop adverts site, it's been down for a while now?


Thread: Setting Milling-machine Vice
05/05/2019 11:13:20


A quick search you tube, might help?

There are a lot of similar tips,


05/05/2019 08:44:38

If you keep one bolt on the vice tighter than the other it will act as a pivot and you will be able to set it parallel very quickly,

No need for anything else,


Thread: Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners
21/04/2019 11:56:23

Just be careful the standard for stainless steel is a lot lower than normal 8.8

Got caught out many years ago when making roll cages for competition.


Thread: Chinese dovetail cutter
08/04/2019 17:01:47

I made one, based on the Randy Richard's design he has a channel on YouTube.

It works brilliantly and uses a 60 degree carbide lathe tool insert.

Check out his channel


Thread: What would one use this adaptor for?
03/04/2019 20:38:57

It's a morse taper screw in adapter for a shell mill holder/face mill or such like.


Thread: Boxford tool post
24/03/2019 20:52:02

My 2 pence worth!!

Had a original Dixon badged Boxford on my CUD, couldn't fault it apart from the price.

Have now got a clone wedge type size B/250 on a Harrison M250, brilliant with the benefit of being able to make your own tool holders, because of the wedge you have more of a tolerance when using cloned tool holders. There is a fair bit of info about wedge v piston.

Check the sizes, I think a B will be a bit big, probably an A would be better.


Thread: Boxford AUD needing a new Motor
06/03/2019 21:09:59

Hi Pete,

I've just moved on from a single phase CUD, if I kept it I was planning 3 phase.

I think you'll find reversible single phase more than the 3 phase motor. Also you won't have the speed control.

The finish is meant to be better with 3 phase as well.!!

Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve
15/02/2019 08:30:38

Alan sent pm

14/02/2019 22:21:12

Hi Alan, have you still got the bush, my Harrison is reported to be 41/2 MT



Thread: New to metal lathes - bore sizes?
14/02/2019 19:21:23

Harrison M250 35mm

Harrison M300 38mm

Thread: Digital speed display
31/01/2019 15:49:30

I bought a kit from Banggood for £12 and am using a phone charger to run it!!

Thread: Extracting a dowel pin from a blind hole
28/01/2019 08:04:42


Try drilling the pin with a cobalt drill, what is the pin diameter?

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