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Member postings for sean logie

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Thread: 47xx 5 gauge build and hello!
30/07/2022 20:27:24

Nothing like a bit of encouragement

Thread: You think you've seen it all
30/07/2022 20:22:14
Posted by Gaunless on 30/07/2022 20:07:42:

Everything is done for a camera now.

Somebody would be filming it. Pathetic.

Society is broken.

What society ...... I'm glad I've had a good life up till now that's for sure . The future is going in a bad place and direction ....

Thread: Fabricating and installing a 300 mm riser block
30/07/2022 08:21:21
Posted by Ches Green UK on 29/07/2022 10:42:36:

Not exactly home workshop equipment but an interesting insight in to how the 300 mm high block was made (out of 20 mm plate), welded and skimmed....

That's a heck of a parting off tool!

Part II (the installation) to follow soon, I believe.


Kurt has some wonderful older machines that will soon be a regular part of his channel .He won't please the purists but his end results are what matter . The KW facing borer did a fine job of facing the riser .


Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
01/01/2022 20:31:24

Up at 5am (normal for me) cleaned up my wee shed ,it'll only take 5 min and it'll be back where it was , some repairs to the lathe and caravan . Then did some contemplating .


Thread: Ratrods & photography
08/11/2021 14:49:24
Posted by Rockingdodge on 08/11/2021 12:05:56:

Scaling up to full size next Sean? devil


Think I'll call it at that Roger smiley


08/11/2021 09:39:12
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 07/11/2021 21:34:31:

Nice one!

Neat touch - the bluing on the exhausts.

Thanks Nigel.

Thread: Boxford model CUD mk2 lathe
07/11/2021 20:56:50
Posted by Grindstone Cowboy on 07/11/2021 20:26:48:

Just for the sake of my sanity, can you clarify whether your lathe has power cross-feed or not? If it has, it's not a Model C, so that may indicate the bed is not original (or the saddle/carriage/leadscrew assembly isn't, depending how you look at it).


Hi Rob,

my lathe is a Boxford model CUD ,I believe this screw is not original to my lathe, but it fits and works none the less. Having it gives me options I believe ...wink


Thread: Ratrods & photography
07/11/2021 20:04:21


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Thread: Boxford model CUD mk2 lathe
07/11/2021 19:17:31

I'll insert a photo of my cross feed screw. I have sourced a couple of parts, the casting that houses the outer thrust bearing washers and supports the hand wheel along with a micrometer dial which is imperial which I might be able to work with until I source a metric one . I'm toying with making a hand/thumb wheel . Going by what I've read this is not the standard cross feed screw. Parts seem quite hard to find . Anyone have a set of thrust washer bearings for this smiley

Cross feed screw below


Edited By sean logie on 07/11/2021 19:18:51

Edited By sean logie on 07/11/2021 19:43:00

Thread: Boxford model C 1971
07/11/2021 19:03:48

Can mods delete this post ... I'm on repeat smiley

07/11/2021 18:58:34
Posted by Bazyle on 07/11/2021 17:48:00:

AAAAAAAAgh All those dimensions should be nice round figure inch fractions. surprise

Like I said in the last thread you don't really want the replacement parts you want better parts. Did the new casting have provision for the thrust bearings we talked about?

You haven't said exactly where you made the repair but as I was thinking about reworking to my own one I plan on locktite-ing an oversize bit of shaft to replace the outer half inch where the ball handle goes and turning it down while holding the shaft in a collet to make it reasonably concentric. As the collet only grips the last 1/4 inch I would support the far end of the job with a little plastic bush deep down the spindle bore.

Dang it ,in my haste I forgot I already had a thread . I apologise smiley

Thread: 75mm x 2000mm Belt Linisher Build Thread
07/11/2021 16:15:02
Posted by Martin King 2 on 12/06/2021 17:22:08:

Hi All,

Well here goes!

I have a need for a fairly powerful belt linisher and they are very expensive. There are loads of different build threads available on the 'Net and YouTube. I looked through and came across this one by Phil Vandelay in Germany. It seemed a well engineered project that allowed horizontal and vertical use, probably a bit over engineered truth be told.

Link to first video here:

I'm a bit late ,I watched this series yesterday on YT awesome build

After looking at the series of three videos several times and realizing that there was no way that I could cut the very thick 15mm materials with what I have available i decided to get the larger parts water jet cut. The large drive pulley would also be too large for my Myford so I decided to get that machined also.

I coughed up the dosh for the plans and was delighted to see how comprehensive they were.

I pick up the water jetted parts on Monday morning so will start the project when a few more bits including the motor have been sourced.

Here are the parts awaiting pick up:


I will try and remember to take photos as I (slowly) progress, quite looking forward to this as it will stretch my skills to the limit!

Cheers, Martin

Thread: Boxford model C 1971
07/11/2021 14:32:15

I recently bought a run down Boxford lathe knowing it needed some TLC 9 (I like a challenge) . I have it up and running bar the cross slide feed screw ,which was bent on the outer end (handwheel side of things ),I've managed to source the little casting on the front of the cross slide which was broken . the hand/thumb wheel was absent too . I've tried to straighten the screw which was not very successful ,so I tried to do a dowel and pin repair which turned out ok but I'm just not 100% happy with .

These parts are hard to come by and I appreciate that, I just wondered would anyone on here have any pointers where I may source the two parts ? the hand/thumb wheel ,micrometer dial 

This is the leadscrew




Edited By sean logie on 07/11/2021 14:35:37

Thread: Boxford model CUD mk2 lathe
01/11/2021 16:48:26
Posted by Micky T on 01/11/2021 09:03:04:

Hi Sean you can try **LINK** there is a gentleman called Mark Lord on there who sells spares for Boxford lathes via a site called, you could contact him as he may well have the parts that you need.



Appreciate that Mickey yes

01/11/2021 04:55:42
Posted by Clive Brown 1 on 31/10/2021 23:12:26:

Sean, I think it's difficult to make out metric or imperial machines from the serial number. AFAIK, metric Boxfords have the tailstock spindle graduated in metric units.( My imperial machine is in inches). The feed dials have 0.02mm graduations. The lead screw is 3mm pitch.

Thanks Clive

31/10/2021 21:02:37
Posted by old mart on 31/10/2021 20:54:39:

A good source of info on Boxford is on the "lathes UK" website, they may have parts lists also.


31/10/2021 20:35:55


It's been a while since I've been on here ,asking for some help and information .Today I bought this lathe knowing it had a couple of issues but I paid a good price for it. The first and main issue is the cross feed hand wheel is MIA the feed screw is bent just before it goes into the cross slide ,the casting that bolts onto the face of the cross slide where the feed screw and handwheel are supported is missing . Basically I need the whole cross feed screw assembly . I may manage to straighten the outer part of the feed screw I'm not sure . The serial number at the tailstock end is ...CUD--ll--26640, Is this lathe metric or imperial . I'm maybe not making any sense but I'm sure somebody will correct me.

Is there a good source for parts for this lathe or is it a case of just hunting them down .

Reason I'm so unprepared on this lathe is that my wife sprung it on me today ,she knew I was watching it so she sent a lowball offer which was accepted .



Thread: Smart and brown model 'L' lathe- opinions, please?
27/10/2021 18:30:19

Bring this back to life . I've also found one for not much money . I have two questions. .


is this a collet only lathe chuck can be fitted ?


Does the lathe have power ?


Thread: fitting new heating thermostat
23/12/2019 15:24:18

Thanks everyone .

Merry xmas


23/12/2019 10:39:13

Am I right in saying I will only need to use red and yellow wires for the new thermostat ?

Merry xmas

Sean img_20191223_095801-600x800.jpg


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