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    Hi Someone gave me an old Boxford lathe, Model A
    It came from a container, was rusted and damaged, looked like scrap.
    I managed to get it working. Surprisingly the Rust was not deep.
    I got it working and the sideways are still very accurate.
    I already did some Projects like screw cutting in inch etc.
    However there are some things I want to get for it.

    Has anyone some Boxford parts that he does not need and is willing to sell them?

    Change gears,
    Compound gear 127/100
    Faceplates etc.

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    Default Re: Boxford Lathe

    I have also just stripped and rebuilt a Boxford A. I bought a chuck backing plate and quick change toolpost from RDG Tools in the UK. Quality is very nice but freight and duties cost me more than the parts did! There are several UK sites selling gears etc including Boxford - just do a google search.
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    Oh, and go look at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...UserGroup/info - there is some very useful info on Boxford lathes on that site.
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    Thanks for the info.
    Latheparts is too expensive for me.
    Rdg tools does not have the change gears.
    Bedetools prices are good but they only deliver to the UK

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    Which quick change tool post did you get?

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    I don't know if this will be of any use to you.
    http://www.lathes.co.uk/index.html
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    Hi Guys
    Following the passing of my Father-in-law, I've been tasked with clearing out of his workshop. I know very little about engineering and woodwork equipment and would really appreciate any advice......
    There's a Boxford 4.5 inch Model A Lathe, probably a 1950's model. Bed length 48 inch. Any idea of the value of this lathe and where I could advertise it?

    Other items are: A Toolmate 16mm Bench Drill press.
    A 10" Table saw. Can't see a manufacturers name, just "Made in Taiwan" 1987.
    A 4" Precision jointer. Also can't see a name plate here either.

    Any info on the latter three will also be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Have you no interest in keeping it? I would start by taking some in depth photos of what you have. I am sure you dont have to look further than this site to sell it.
    But photos will help in putting a price to it.

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    Sound advice, thanks Plunger.
    Unfortunately I don't have the space for this equipment. I give these items a good dusting, take pics and post here soon.

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    I will be winning the Lotto this weekend, will call you Monday for the lathe, OK?
    If only...
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    I Do you have any conversion gears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    I will be winning the Lotto this weekend, will call you Monday for the lathe, OK?
    If only...
    Johnno, I don't think you'd need to win the Lotto to buy this lathe. Whilst I do believe it's in perfect working order, I can't imagine it holds too much value

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creative25 View Post
    I Do you have any conversion gears?
    Creative25, could you explain - I'm not sure what this means.
    I can say, it has about five different pulleys onto which you place the belt for different ratios (I assume). Don't know if that answers your question?

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    This one?
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    What I mean is this. If you open the screw of the left cover and open. You find some gears that can be changed. There is a special gear you can get for cutting metric threads. Actually it is two connected together the one has 127 teeth the other has 100 teeth.

    You would notice it because it is rather large. If you cut imperial threads you would use the standard gear. So if you have it it may be on your lathe or with the accessories of the Lathe depending on what thread has been cut last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
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    This one?
    Thanks Pieter, that's the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creative25 View Post
    What I mean is this. If you open the screw of the left cover and open. You find some gears that can be changed. There is a special gear you can get for cutting metric threads. Actually it is two connected together the one has 127 teeth the other has 100 teeth.

    You would notice it because it is rather large. If you cut imperial threads you would use the standard gear. So if you have it it may be on your lathe or with the accessories of the Lathe depending on what thread has been cut last.
    Ok, got you. I'll be there tomorrow and will check it out and report back.

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    You will be suprized how much little quality lathes go for.

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    Little lathes are more wanted, not everyone has space for a large lathe.

    Post some pictures of the bed between headstock and tailtock. And of the tool post this can give an idea of the condition of your lathe. And all the accessories may have more value than the Lathe itself.

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    Hi again Guys
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