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Offline Bruno Mueller

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Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:59:56 AM »
I have owned a Bosch-Combi lathe for many years.  It was manufactured in 1963 for the German Federal Armed Forces. This machine is housed in a wooden box with all accessories.
A few weeks ago I was offered another lathe of the same type for a few Euros.
The hook to this thing was, the complete cross slide was missing. Other missing parts I could add from my extensive fundus or simply rebuild.
The cross slide I had to make completely new.
At first I had planned to make the basic support from a welded construction.
My welding skills have not improved since my training 45 years ago.
I finally made the basic support from a grey cast iron block.
The other components I made from blank stretched steel.

The following pictures show the original machine.
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 12:04:24 PM »
Now come pictures of the reproduced cross slide.
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 12:06:34 PM »
More pictures.
On this page the Bosch-Combi system is also listed.
http://www.lathes.co.uk/bosch/
« Last Edit: July 09, 2020, 12:15:14 PM by Bruno Mueller »
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 12:20:02 PM »
You can find the complete presentation of the Bosch-Combi-System on this homepage.
http://www.bosch-combi.de

This page is mostly translated into English
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 12:51:32 PM »
Welcome Bruno

I found the information on the bosch system above fascinating. The whole system looks to be so well made and capable of some really useful work.
The new cross slide you have made looks 1st class, very impressed.
I started out very similar to you as I was given a “Picador Pup” when I first started work at 17. This is a very crude version of the Bosch aimed at wood working, but I spend many happy hours learning to cut and turn wood. This lathe in a box system is also shown on the lathes web site.

I hope we will see more of your work in the future.


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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2020, 01:39:09 PM »
Thank you very much for the welcome.

Yes, I have created two websites in total. They are all private pages.

http://www.bosch-combi.de works exclusively with the Bosch Combi System. Here you will find all information about the Bosch-Combi-System.  I have authorisation from the Bosch company to make the operating instructions available for download.

My other homepage http://www.mueller-bruno.de is taking over all my other activities.
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 01:40:30 PM »
Nice job on the lathe!    I have done some rebuild work myself and I find it enjoyable.

Thanks for sharing that!

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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 03:46:00 PM »
Welcome Bruno

I found the information on the bosch system above fascinating. The whole system looks to be so well made and capable of some really useful work.
The new cross slide you have made looks 1st class, very impressed.
I started out very similar to you as I was given a “Picador Pup” when I first started work at 17. This is a very crude version of the Bosch aimed at wood working, but I spend many happy hours learning to cut and turn wood. This lathe in a box system is also shown on the lathes web site.

I hope we will see more of your work in the future.

I never knew the "Picador Pub" before. I only found out about it when I got a note from bion.
The device is very similar to the Bosch-Combi device of the very first version from the early 50s.
The Bosch company finally developed the device further and sold it until the end of the 70s - beginning of the 80s.
Even some of the first features could still be used until the end of production.
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 12:53:33 PM »
It cannot be ruled out that Bosch was inspired by the Picador device. The devices are already very similar.
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 01:25:24 PM »
Congratulations on your creation of the cross-slide assembly.

Incredible!

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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2024, 06:28:10 PM »
There is no independent four-jaw lathe chuck for the Bosch lathe. I found a chuck in the right size from Proxxon. It was originally built for the PD 250 E machine. The chuck was screwed directly onto the 40 mm spindle of the Proxxon PD 250 E.
I made a corresponding adapter for the Bosch lathe, which was finished on the Bosch lathe. This ensures good concentricity. However, this is not really relevant for a lathe chuck of this type.

« Last Edit: March 17, 2024, 06:35:06 PM by Bruno Mueller »
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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2024, 08:04:43 PM »
Great addition to your Bosch Lathe Bruno  :ThumbsUp:

I'm sure you will find use for it in the future  :cheers:

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Re: Bosch-Combi lathes refurbishing.
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2024, 10:13:22 AM »
Normally, my two Bosch lathes are purely exhibition pieces that I like to demonstrate at events. The set-up and conversion work is a bit too much for me to work with them.
But a four-jaw lathe chuck is an interesting addition to the equipment.
Many a model engineer has been happy to be able to reproduce a part that was broken at an exhibition.
Both machines were on display here.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2024, 10:21:03 AM by Bruno Mueller »
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
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