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Member postings for Saxalby

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Thread: Dividing head for Tom Senior Mill advice
10/03/2022 22:57:42

Likewise, have a Senior "Major" mill and can recommend the BSO. Use it quite a lot for cutting spur gears and with the tilt facility on the BS0 have done lots of bevel gears.


Thread: 1/12 scale beam engine
06/03/2022 14:35:58

I run my Stuart Beam engine, and all my other little engines, from a Revell air brush compressor (quite running with a reservoir tank). Can get it going nice and slow at about 5 psi.


Thread: ola (hello) from portugal
21/12/2021 12:19:44

Welcome. Nice to know there are other engineers in Portugal. Me ex pat living in Salir

Regards Barry

Thread: Wild life, bird watching and photography
08/09/2021 16:49:53

Been known to lurk in the forests to get a few pics


Thread: Is there a Gitzo tripod expert in the house ?
24/08/2021 10:40:19

I have the same problem with both my Gitzo's. Do them up finger tight and still a bugger to undo again. Like you have lubed them to no avail. I think as Bob S said so well built that the legs never collapse on you. Just as well with a heavy expensive camera attached.

Barry S

Thread: Elmers No42 Engine
15/06/2021 21:56:07

Thanks to all, glad you like the little engine.

MichaelG - flat four Oscillator maybe............


15/06/2021 11:48:35

Decided to build the Elmers No42 engine. Them I thought why have only one cylinder when you can have two. The result my Elmers Twin Oscillator.

Followed the plans as much as I could, but used materials that I already had rather buy more.

model engines01.jpg

model engine02.jpg

Have had it running on 10psi from my airbrush compressor.

Now just got to strip it down and paint the rest of it

Edited By Saxalby on 15/06/2021 12:00:49

03/06/2021 21:34:23

Can only agree with Norman. Used them for many years. Quality service and supplies.

Thread: Confusing t-slot dimensions
20/02/2021 22:35:26

I must admit I did buy a couple of t-nuts that sort of fitted the mill to get started.


20/02/2021 22:19:40

My lathe, mill, shaper etc etc all have different t-slots. Like yourself I despaired at trying to find the right sizes. So made my own for each machine and just bought the standard 5, 8 and 10mm studs and nuts.

Regards Barry

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
15/01/2021 12:32:03

Bought a 40mm shell mill from ARC but the MT2 hiders are out of stock, so decided to make my own.

Turned up between centres and used the Boxfords taper turning attachment. Also put on a screwed ring to extract the taper from the quill.

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13/01/2021 13:02:24

Finished a three cylinder radial engine from a John-Tom design, but modified to suit the bits that were in my offcuts box. To my delight ran first time on assembly. Now just need to strip it down and polish out the few remaining machining marks and perhaps paint it when the workshops a bit warmer.

radial engine.jpg


Thread: Worm wanted for lathe
08/01/2021 20:23:17

My Oxford lathe can do 5 3/4 tip on the gearbox.


Cant spell the name of my own lathe - Boxford

Edited By Saxalby on 08/01/2021 20:24:29

Thread: ECLIPSE No:180 Instrument Vice info needed please
01/05/2020 12:47:58

Martin Have PM you the sketch

01/05/2020 12:47:57

Martin Have PM you the sketch

01/05/2020 12:47:57

Martin Have PM you the sketch

30/04/2020 16:31:13


Just measured mine.

The jaws are 1/2 inch X 29/64 inch. The top angled at 30 Deg

thread is 7/32 X 28 BSF and the plain rod 7/32 and both 1 7/8 inch long

The attachment bar is 3/8 inch milled square to 5/16 inch

Will do a sketch later if you still need it.

Regards Barry

Thread: Boxford AUD clutch
24/03/2020 22:16:44

Many moons ago ME workshop published plans for a counter shaft clutch for Myford lathes. Which is essentially what the Boxford option was. I did start to make the bits to modify the ME10 but other projects take over.


24/03/2020 16:26:14

I have both a ME10 and an AUD. Don't have a clutch on either. A clutch was available as an extra on the ME10 but not on the AUD (not listed in the original list of options that I have)

As nick sugests, motor with built in clutch, as I also nt see where one could be fitted on an AUD


Thread: Milling machine & Shaper query
28/01/2020 13:18:26

I have a Boxford shaper and a Tom Senior Mill. Use the shaper a lot for key slots in gears and pulleys etc. Also love the very fine finish that you can get on steel, almost a ground finish.

Would never part with the shaper.

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