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Both the "T" and "TUD" plain-turning training lathes were dimensionally identical to the more highly specified models - and used the same basic castings; however, they lacked any form of screwcutting, power feed and, more often than not, backgear. The early Model T had a rear-drive countershaft that usually gave four speeds from around 200 to 1200 r.p.m. - although the writer has seen examples with 2-step pulleys on motor and countershaft to give 8. The later TUD under-drive models had 5 direct-drive speeds of 210, 340, 540, 850 and 1400 r.p.m. or, with backgear fitted, an additional 5 slower speeds. The development of the training lathes mirrored that of the more highly specified versions changing from rear to under-drive and then incorporating the other small improvements already described. The last versions were of 5-inch centre height and mounted on a version of the more modern-looking stand - and even complete with the splash back, chuck guard and halogen light unit. Although an attractive proposition, because of their low price, the plain-turning versions are of limited use other than in a training role, for the very simplest of work or as a back-up lathe for roughing out. Can they be converted to full-specification machines? I do known one person who managed it, but he enjoyed the unfair advantage of working night shifts at the Rolls-Royce aero-engine factory in Derby and had access to, shall we say, a rather comprehensive range of workshop facilities. In other words, the conversion is possible, but not even worth considering - unless you can find all the missing bits and enjoy the range of skills necessary to make the most a full range of turning, milling, grinding, boring and fitting facilities..

An early version of the 4.5-inch centre height underdrive Model TUD training lathe with the countershaft controlled by an external lever on the left-hand face of the cabinet stand. Although the lathe could be specified with backgear as an optional extra, this lathe is not so equipped.

A slightly later 4.5-inch centre height TUD with the countershaft control inside the cabinet stand and fitted with a spindle lock to assist with the removal of chucks and faceplates. The lack of a lock on earlier versions (without backgear) made removal of anything screwed to the spindle very difficult.

A very late model 5-inch centre height TUD with spindle lock and mounted on the maker's stand with splash back, chuck guard and light unit.



email: tony@lathes.co.uk
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Boxford Model T & TUD Training Lathes
Boxford Home Page   Boxford Models A, B, C, AUD, BUD & CUD 
Model ME10   Boxford VSL & 500 Vari-Speed   Model T & TUD Training Lathes   
Miniature Precision Boxfords  Larger Precision Boxford   Model CSB   
AUD Photo Essay  Serial Numbers   Screwcutting Gearbox  Boxford Accessories 
       Drive Systems  Precision Tools  South Bend Clones  Late Model Boxfords
Spare Parts For Sale   Catalogue Covers   
Gap-bed Boxford 
A detailed Manual & Parts List  is available for all Boxford lathes.
We also manufacture changewheels and many other spares