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Free Plan: Cross Vice to Vertical Slide

Free Plan: Cross Vice to Vertical Slide

Produced in response to a reader request, E. G. Hartwell proposed this method of converting a cross vice into a vertical slide. This free plan was first given away with issue 15 of Model Engineers' Workshop, February/March 1993.

Cathal McGrath18/02/2020 14:28:14
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Hey All,

I have just purchased a Boxford model BUD and was wondering where I may get a free copy of the lathe manual online if anyone here had a link etc.?

I have downloaded the "know your lathe" guide by Boxford but I presume there is a manual for the specific BUD model also?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Bazyle18/02/2020 23:32:30
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If you google spare parts for boxford you will find a site with an exploded view;

There are only a few of things that aren't obvious to beginners.

1/The screw head in the centre of the star wheel on the apron is reverse thread.
2/The grub screw that goes in horizontally on the RHS of the apron has another grub screw deep in the hole
3/The apron clutch (that star wheel) is not intended to allow you to set it feeding and walk away until it slams up against the saddle stop. You set it just grabbing and let the saddle wheel run through your fingers until almost at the stop when your increasingly firmer grip slows the saddle to a gentle stop just touching the stop.
4/The brass shoe on the bull wheel engagement lever wears out if you don't oil it and then you have the steel pin wearing a groove in your gear.

Thor 🇳🇴19/02/2020 04:29:13
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You can download a Mk.2 parts list here, and you can find Boxford's "Know your lathe" here.


Cathal McGrath19/02/2020 11:32:57
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Bazyle and Thor thank you very much its much appreciated.

Are there any major pointers when it comes to maintenance for these lathes? i.e things I should be checking for when I take delivery of the lathe. will post pics of it soon


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