I am now the proud owner of a Boxford AUD now in the process of a complete
strip down clean and repaint.
Now for the bad bits I need a fresh back gear sleeve minus large gear and
also the small gear that goes on the main spindle pulley.
Any recomendations for a resonable price spares supplier or anbody got
anything lurking in a corner ?
I'm not sure if you are looking for new or not but with Boxfords having
been popular for 50 years or so and all being very similar in
construction, many tool dealers will have broken some of them for
spares. All of the better known dealers are worth a call to see if they
have something available currently although you might have to buy an
assembly rather than just the one part. You need to watch their pricing
though as it seems it can vary from a few pounds to a mortgage. Try
GandMtools, Home and Workshop, Trade Sales Direct (on holiday this
week) and RDG Tools they all seem to advertise Boxford spares. I
haven't dealt with any of them so can't provide a recommendation I'm
afraid. Obviously E-Bay is another source if you are feeling brave.
When I was looking for Boxford spares a few years ago I was surprised
at the availability of almost unused spares; at the time the lathes
were far less popular and many good machines were broken as they were
worth more as parts. Sorry to say that time moves on (quickly) and so
that might not be the case now. I can't help with new I'm afraid but
many small jobbing engineers are worth a call if the parts are not to
complex. As Boo says though, delivery times on one off jobs can be a
Good luck and at least when you have fixed it you will have an
excellent machine to use.
To be honest secondhand if I can get the bits at a reasonable price.
Certainley some of the dealers and Ebayers charge or expect to get more than
the original makers sell new for.
Worse, but I always knew he didn't actually have it in stock (and he doesn't
want the spondulics until he's ready to send it). When he's had things in stock
it's been a matter of a few days, so best just give him a ring.
You could try Boxford themselves - they can apparently still supply
spare for AUD lathes according to their website. Not sure what they're
like on price - some lathe manufacturers seem to charge through the
nose for spares, others seem quite reasonable. Their website is