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Offline Bjorn_B

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G Boley lathe
« on: August 24, 2015, 05:33:59 PM »
I stumbled upon this G Boley (size 2?) some years ago, sadly the slides where gone by then. But I have the motor and switchgear here somewhere (Dahlander 2-speed motor). The tailstock and spindle sems fine. I have no chuck or collets either. Been thinking for all this time what to do with it, bed seems fine.

Ideas?

Offline Bjorn_B

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Re: G Boley lathe
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 05:35:29 PM »
Oh, maybe this should be in another forum...

Offline Roger B

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Re: G Boley lathe
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 05:42:18 PM »
Keep an eye out on eBay or the local equivalent. Bits do appear from time to time.
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Re: G Boley lathe
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 06:45:12 PM »
Been looking for years, perhaps i could make the slides.. other suggestions? Have thought about how to mount some sort of grinding aparatus on it for grinding shafts between centres (small gas turbines)

Offline Dan Rowe

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Re: G Boley lathe
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 08:34:17 PM »
I took a look for this one in the usual location.
http://www.lathes.co.uk/boley/page6.html
It is a Boley size 2 for sure. It has a 65mm center hieght lathe so you might check for slides for a 50mm watchmakers lathe. The triple slides made for a watchmakers lathe do not have much room from the top slide to the center so with the extra room you will be able to use a larger tool holder.

Dan
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