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Member postings for Saxalby

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Thread: Dovetail cutter on brass
06/02/2018 21:08:21

I agree with Neil Wyatt, a light cut climb milling with give a good finish

Thread: Making BA studs
30/01/2018 14:33:48

Thanks Juddy for the link. They apparently can make to size. So I will see what they charge.

30/01/2018 14:30:17

I wanted to make my own as those I could find ready made were either to long or short. I assume they are able to source material in the correct size.

30/01/2018 14:30:17

I wanted to make my own as those I could find ready made were either to long or short. I assume they are able to source material in the correct size.

30/01/2018 14:03:28

I need to make a quantity of 4 and 6 BA studs. Does anyone know of a supplier that stocks steel and or brass in 7/64" and 9/64" sizes suitable for studs. To save reducing oversize rod.

Regards Saxalby

Thread: Which collet chuck for a Warco GH1236 lathe
02/11/2017 13:53:45

The good thing with 5C is that you can have a back-stop screwed into the collet for repetition work, they can hold short pieces of work, emergency collets can be machined to a special size and lastly square and hex collets

Thread: Power feed drilling
17/09/2017 17:00:00

A 6mm 3 flute drill is a real bargain at £34.40

Thread: Making a Dickson style QCTP
08/08/2017 16:10:23

I have used a Dickson tool post on my Boxfords for some 30 years and have never had a holder come loose or fail to fit properly. The holders (15) are mixtures those bought from Boxford, auto jumbles and few I have made myself.

Those I made myself. I measured a Dickson holder, roughed out on the vertical mill and then finished the "V"s with a 90 deg cutter on the horizontal spindle of the Tom Senior. No problem with fit, just need to measure the "V"s separation and depth as accurately as you can.

Regards Barry

Thread: Identifying 6" Burnerd Chucks for Myford Lathes.
08/08/2017 12:07:38

While my 4 jaw is on a Boxford. There is no logo just the type number as in your last photo. That I bought in 1986

Regards Barry

Thread: What sort of parallels are these?
02/08/2017 21:04:15

Agree with john S, made exactly the same as apprentice

Edited By Saxalby on 02/08/2017 21:05:57

Thread: Expansion LInks
30/07/2017 17:39:03

I agree with Mick H, and have used round die blocks on several models and found they work extremely well.


Thread: Boxford shaper
24/03/2017 12:22:15

If you look inside the box table there is an alan screw securing the lead screw nut. Or has that already been removed ??

Thread: Acme thread
31/01/2017 17:35:05

My Boxford ME10a is 3/4 inch RH leadscrew.

Thread: Lathe change wheels
18/01/2017 17:49:59

Here is the cart for cutting metric threads with the 100/127 compound gear

boxford metric thread chart.jpg

Thread: boxford bud milling table
06/01/2017 14:32:44

James, This link ( shows how to make a plate to go on the cross slide.

Regards Barry

Thread: Metal bluing parts of the lathe
22/12/2016 14:04:38

I have used the cold blacking from on the bare steel parts of my Boxfords and my tool grinder (ball handles and the like) and while not as durable as hot blacking it is still quite durable. Did mine a couple of years ago and only now are some handles showing signs of the black fading. And it certainly helps to stop rust forming.

Surfaces must be TOTALLY degreased for the blacking to work.

Regards Barry

Thread: Hello everyone from the Algarve
13/11/2016 16:57:46

Thank you for your kind offer - will pm you if I need anything

Regards Barry

13/11/2016 16:33:24

Hello Dias

Thanks for that information - will look at there web site and see what they do.

Regards Barry

Just looked - do brasses and steels so will give them a ring

Edited By Saxalby on 13/11/2016 16:37:22

13/11/2016 13:08:13

Hi Vasco,

I was going to ask you the same question.

Places like Leroy Merlin do as few bits of steel,brass and ali rod etc but of dubious quality. I have never manages to find a steel or non ferrous dealer in the Algarve. So I buy what i need from the various UK model engineer suppliers.

A Portuguese friend has suggested that there may be suppliers in the north of Portugal where there is some engineering industry and he is going to see if he can get some details.

Regards Barry

11/11/2016 10:09:01

Hi Vasco,

Glad to hear from another model engineer in the Algarve.

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