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Gap-bed Boxford
A detailed Manual & Parts List  is available for all Boxford lathes.
We also manufacture changewheels and many other spares.



Fixed steady

Travelling steady

4-position rotating Multi-stop

Micrometer-stop for saddle traverse

Boring TableT slotted cross slide and boring table. Some cross slides had only one T slot to the rear, others had three or even four. The boring table, always a comparatively expensive option, simply slid into position in place of the cross slide; today, it is a rare to find one with a used machine. New T-slotted slides are available, email for details.

Taper turning unit

Draw-in collet attachment: Handwheel and hollow draw bar, tapered closing sleeve and spindle-nose thread protector. If you need to make one, here is the data: the draw tube is 3/4 inch OD and the bore at the collet end 19/32 (0.594) inch diameter.   At the collet end it is tapped with a 26 t.p.i right-hand 60-degree (American) V thread, for a length of 3/4 inch.  The maximum diameter of the (female) thread is 0.645 inch, i.e. the depth of thread is (0.645 - 0.594)/2 = 0.0256 inches.



Boxford production capstan unit and lever-operated cut-off slide

Expensive when new (and with few sold_ the "Little Giant" toolpost grinder is now a sought-after accessory. It was supplied, complete with accessories, in a particularly neat fitted metal case

Boxford milling and dividing attachment. This cleverly designed, beautifully made but very expensive (and difficult-to-find) assembly features completely interchangeable components. The T slotted table, vice and dividing unit all have a mounting spigot identical to that used on the top slide - and so can be fitted either to the milling column, or used independently on the cross slide.
The 40: 1 ratio dividing head (supplied with either two or three plates) was a direct fit on the milling slide using the inverted come mounting. The spindle passed through the main casting and had,  at one end, a No. 1 Morse taper centre and a drive plate - this allowed work to be turned between centres with the second centre held by the drop bracket sliding along the overarm. At the other end of the spindle was a standard Boxford lathe spindle thread 1.125" x 8 t.p.i. that could, of course, mount chucks or other threaded fittings. The maximum diameter of work held between centres was 80 mm (3") and maximum length 90 mm (3.5")
Additional pictures lower down the page.

Boxford milling and dividing attachment. This cleverly designed, beautifully made but very expensive (and difficult-to-find) assembly featured completely interchangeable components. The T slotted table, vice and dividing unit all had a mounting spigot identical to that used on the top slide - and so could be fitted to either the milling column, or used independently on the cross slide.

Produced in very limited
numbers - the ultra-rare and very useful "compound" milling slide

Very hard to find - though very useful to own - the Boxford Compound milling slide mounted in place of the top slide. With 360 of swivel on the base and something like 270 on the T-slotted slide before it contacted the bed, it was possible to arrange even awkward jobs satisfactorily.



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Boxford Lathe Accessories
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 
A detailed Manual & Parts List  is available for all Boxford lathes. We also manufacture changewheels and many other spares.