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Thread: Odd furrow like finish when taper turning?
26/03/2019 13:25:51

I tried tightening the gibs that didn't make any difference, Ill try the other suggestions see what happens.

26/03/2019 11:27:28

I picked up a compound slide for the little C1 lathe to enable me to turn tapers last week but I've come across a weird problem when using it. When I turn a taper the surface of the taper has a furrow like finish? It is not the wavy finish you sometimes see from judder but more like the cutter is being drawn into the work and then deflected as the hand wheel is rotated. I've tried adjusting the gibs to take out the play but that didn't help, in fact it made things worse? indecision

Any ideas guys?

Edited By Hollowpoint on 26/03/2019 11:36:31

Thread: Collet Chuck or not ?
26/03/2019 10:52:18
Posted by Dave Springate on 26/03/2019 10:22:51:

Wow, how quick was that. Thank you all very much that has shed some light on the subject. Now if I wanted to true up the edge of a piece of 20mm steel would a cutter slightly wider than 20mm be the preffered way to go so that a full width cut is taken in a single pass?

Also would a two or 4 flute cutter be used for this operation.

That sounds like a job for a fly cutter. Personally I use the biggest cutter I can get away with for rigidity.

Thread: Boxford tool post
23/03/2019 20:15:51

I have one of the Dixon clones sold by chronos its a bit rough around the edges but it does the job. Cant remember if the model was T1 or T51 but last time I looked the toolposts where about £100 and extra holders about £20 each.

Edited By Hollowpoint on 23/03/2019 20:17:11

Thread: Unusual knurling tool
23/03/2019 20:02:38

Lovely tool that! Don't know if I would pay the £407 for the one linked in Michaels post though. surprise

Thread: Tool Post Milling/Drilling Attachment
19/03/2019 14:26:06


Ive been looking at that motor for a small wood turning lathe do you think it would have sufficient power? Also does it have holes for face mounting?

Thread: R8 instead of MT3
19/03/2019 14:18:24

I would go for morse taper. There is an abundance of good quality old morse taper tooling around, often much cheaper than more modern R8 stuff. If you have a lathe its likely to be morse taper which makes tooling interchangable between the two. Ive never found morse taper difficult to extract? a short sharp tap on the top of the draw bar and its out?

Thread: Boxford Screwcutting box / Leadscrew binding
15/03/2019 18:52:26
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 15/03/2019 07:08:52:

Don't overdo the headstock greasers. On a cold day, if I screw the greasers down a couple of turns, it will reduce the speed of the headstock until things warm up. The headstock bearings don't need much grease. What gear train have you got between the headstock and the leadscrew ?

Mine does the same thing!

Thread: Dore Westbury Mill
15/03/2019 18:49:03

The dore westbury mill is a nice machine, however I think £1000 is a bit strong. Unless it has lots of extras of course. I sold one about 4 years ago for £700 and that was the best example i've ever seen! Almost mint! and very well put together.

Edited By Hollowpoint on 15/03/2019 18:50:50

Thread: Newbie Boxford owner saying hello
15/03/2019 18:35:30

Welcome! Another AUD owner here. Good choice of lathe. smile d

Thread: Boxford Screwcutting box / Leadscrew binding
13/03/2019 20:12:19

I may be completely wrong but it sounds like a bent lead screw to me? surprise

Thread: Older/cheaper lathes
07/03/2019 20:18:02

Ive had and used a few, Raglan, Myford, Emco and various Chinese lathes but my current Boxford AUD wins hands down. It has all the best features of the others, the modern functionality of the chinese lathes the build quality of the raglan and the parts/accessories support of the myford and emco machines.

Thread: Boxford AUD needing a new Motor
07/03/2019 20:08:00

3 phase every time! wink The ability to control the speed without swapping belts and pulleys alone makes it an easy decision.

Thread: Workshop - indoors or outdoors
26/02/2019 08:51:42

I think I would go with the workshop. The lack of natural light in the celler would drive me crazy. The workshop offers easy access and noise can be kept away from neighbours. If you are building from scratch insulation can be dealt with too. 

Edited By Hollowpoint on 26/02/2019 08:52:20

Thread: Bench Grinder
24/02/2019 20:32:17

Clarke do a heavy duty range of grinders which are good. I have a 6" 250w which I have abused for years, its still going strong. Doesn't get too hot either.


This One

Edited By Hollowpoint on 24/02/2019 20:33:17

Thread: Anyone have a Clarke CL250MH (Sieg M1)
24/02/2019 19:51:09

You guys are probably right, solid bar might not be any better. Does anyone know of a good online supplier of 45mm diameter thick walled tubing?

Edited By Hollowpoint on 24/02/2019 19:51:55

22/02/2019 11:05:57

Thanks, that helps a lot! Mine measures about 30cm so there's a good 4" missing. frown

I can get a replacement column from Clarke for a reasonable £17 but there's a 5 month wait! surprise I was considering buying a solid bar of the same diameter. It might even help improve the rigidity?

Thread: which mill
20/02/2019 17:52:04

I would go for the VMC too! I have a variant, its a good solid mill. yes

Thread: Anyone have a Clarke CL250MH (Sieg M1)
16/02/2019 20:59:00

I've been slowly putting together my "indoor lathe" (axminster sieg c1) with the milling head (clarke cl250mh) but today I came across another problem.

As you can see the column has been cut down and is too short angry Could someone with the same mill measure the column length for me please?

Edited By Hollowpoint on 16/02/2019 21:08:26

Thread: Lathe Identification
16/02/2019 20:06:53

It looks in real bad shape but I've seen worse restored. We can fix anything us engineer types cant we?

It looks sorta 1930-1940 ish to me. I've seen something similar and IIRC it was American. Can't remember the name though. sad

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