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26/09/2016 11:37:10

I wouldn't be without my Boxford 8inch shaper. Will have to be prised from my cold dead hands.

I have used it a lot for cutting dovetails, and cutting internal keyway slots in gears etc, and the finish on flat surfaces is can look almost as if it has been ground.

Thread: Who sells horizontal arbor milling cutters?
17/08/2016 18:02:31

Try gandmtools - bought lots of various sizes from them for my Senior horizontal mill.

Thread: Drain Cock with handles needed - any ideas?
19/07/2016 08:44:11

Made the drain cocks and water gauge cocks for my Atkinson lorry using JasonB's method and was well pleased with how well they works - go for it.

Thread: Boxford Shaper Motor
26/05/2016 08:56:02

Regards BarryHi Alan,

Heres the setup I used on my oxford to cut some gear keyways.


Not shown, but made a plug to fit the gear bore to align the cutter bar

Regards Barry

Thread: Boxford Little Giant Toolpost Grinder Drive Belt Source?
15/03/2016 15:35:13

If other sources fail. then Tony at can make them to order.

Thread: Cutting Internal threads
18/12/2015 11:35:03

Are these the sort of thing the OP had seen.

int thrd.jpg

Bought a load years ago (£5) at a motorcycle auto jumble. Various Whitworth form threads.

Thread: 13A Plug / Socket
11/08/2015 10:40:09

Still used a lot in computer rooms. Earthed down to a separate clean earth for computer equipment use only - stops unautherised equipment being plugged in.

Thread: Orphaned steady
22/07/2015 16:15:38

Same orientation of the flat and "V" as my Boxford although to bib.

Possibly and old pre war Southbend ??

Thread: Tail alignment and gear handle play
03/07/2015 20:15:15


Yes,the £15k was for the TS version.

When I bought my ME10 it cost I think £1300 or so, but the add on even more. Got all the receipts somewhere for the Cabinet base, Vertical slide, taper turning attachment, metric change wheels, collets etc etc. nearly £3000.


Just found the price list from 2011

330TR (Toolroom Lathe) £14,750 + Vat

Edited By Saxalby on 03/07/2015 20:19:41

03/07/2015 18:03:58

Last I enquired of prices from Boxford the 330 lathes started at about £15000.

Thread: Project engine
30/06/2015 15:35:25

Suffolk Dredging Tractor for sale at ""


Thread: Line Boring (demo)
27/06/2015 09:17:42

I agree with Paul - far to longwinded video's.

I have used multicore solder coiled round the boring bar. One or two layers depending on space available - works just fine.

Thread: 6 BA hexagon headed screws
23/06/2015 16:16:08


Hope you get what you need from the supplier you mentioned. If not, another possibility is Clerkenwell Screws. They used to stock lots of BA bolts.

Thread: Recommended collet chuck
01/06/2015 11:52:21

CTC Tools do ER11,ER16,ER20 and ER25 with a MT1 Shank.

Oops beaten to it by BOB

Edited By Saxalby on 01/06/2015 11:53:09

Thread: Stuart V10 Cylinder Casting
30/05/2015 18:56:32

One method I have used with success is a hollow drill.

Take a piece of silver steel of suitable size drill it out to the thread clearance size and file / machine a couple of cutting edges. (Like a hollow end mill really) Harden and temper the end. Then carefully and slowly drill out around the broken tap. Then plug hole as above.

Cant remember if I read about the method here or some other forum

Thread: 3c collet chuck
21/05/2015 20:50:41

Pic showing the spindle nose piece:


Also sizes if you want to make an adapter:

3c adapter.jpg

20/05/2015 20:09:07

Hi Naughtyboy,

I have 3C collets for my Boxford, and as Jason has said, the Southbend and the Boxford use a 3MT to 3C adaptor which goes in the spindle.

There are some US companys that still make these adaptors. But easy enough to make. If you want i can give the dimensions etc of mine.



Thread: How many is too many?
20/05/2015 19:23:54

Yes the 14 coupled Russian Andreev loco.andreev.jpg

Maybe do one in 7 1/4 gauge.

Anyone know of a club with a long straight track?

Thread: What change gears are these
17/05/2015 11:13:58

Hi Bazyle,

My Boxford gears (supplied by Boxford) are plain as per Alans picture. Only the large 100/127 pair have cast in thinning.


16/05/2015 14:47:46

Hi Alan,

My Boxford gears are 18DP with a 9/16 inch bore.

My 40T gear is 2.337 inch dia.


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