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rnr107
03-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Hi all,
Here is for sell my Boxford 125TCL CNC lathe. All electronic replace with modern control (Gueko Drives)
RPM controlled via PWM.
comes with QCTP + 4 holders

Looking for 500.00 or could exchange / part exchange for an Orac / easyturn (see my post in WANTED section)

Ta,
Laurent

MAW
11-06-2012, 07:18 PM
HI Laurent is the lathe still with you.

Mark

rnr107
11-06-2012, 08:21 PM
HI Laurent is the lathe still with you.

Mark

Hi Mark,
Yes, the lathe still with me... :-)

Laurent

Chirpy
20-06-2012, 04:15 PM
Hi Mark,
Yes, the lathe still with me... :-)

Laurent

Hi Laurent,
Only seen this today, is it still with you?
John

rnr107
20-06-2012, 05:26 PM
Hi Laurent,
Only seen this today, is it still with you?
John

Hi John,
Yes, still with me... :-)

Laurent

Chirpy
20-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Hi John,
Yes, still with me... :-)

Laurent

Hi Laurent,
Can you forward details of modifications, any pictures etc and use to which you have used the lathe.
Are you still looking for circa 500?
Many thanks
John

rnr107
21-06-2012, 12:19 AM
Hi John,
All mods are electronic.
I removed the original control panel, replaced all the original electronic (exept the spindle control board) with modern drivers.
Added a BOB to connect to a standard Parallel port of a PC.

I'll post pictures ASAP. No problem!.

500 still fine...

Laurent

rnr107
21-06-2012, 08:56 AM
Here are some pictures of the machine:
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Here is the picture of a part made on the 125:
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Do you want pictures of the electronic?

Laurent

craigrobbo
22-06-2012, 11:37 AM
interested in this, I don't supose you have any video of it working and what it would be like cutting aluminium?

rnr107
22-06-2012, 07:29 PM
interested in this, I don't supose you have any video of it working and what it would be like cutting aluminium?

Hi Craig,
It does cut alluminium no problem... Unfortunatly I do not own any video camera... :-(
But then again, I am sure if you do a UTube search on Boxford 125TCL you'll find something! It is a very popular little lathe...

Here is one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=pgAdO5TLDN0

Laurent

i2i
23-06-2012, 04:10 PM
i've had a few of these lathes, and for their size they are very capable machines and will machine ally with no problems at all. Considering the amount of mods on this 125 it's a steal at 500.

cooliced
24-06-2012, 01:53 AM
Laurent

How are you chap, i swapped this with you for the Sherline mill..

What did you do with the electronics?

Good look with sale, i would defiantly have this back if it were capable of bigger things

rnr107
24-06-2012, 10:54 PM
Laurent

How are you chap, i swapped this with you for the Sherline mill..

What did you do with the electronics?

Good look with sale, i would defiantly have this back if it were capable of bigger things

Yo! Cooliced!
I completely re-wired. Wiring was not good enough for me... found a few shorts here and there...
I also replaced the BOB and the spindle board. I could not get it to control the spindle under Mach3. Now the speed of the spindle is fully controlled by Mach3.
Also replaced the parallel cable, it is now properly solder to a connector. And replace the PC power supply with a proper one.

I'll post some pics as soon as I got time to flit it round and open the back... ;-)

PS: I had a lot of fun to take it from my upstairs bedroom to my ground floor workshop!


Laurent

cooliced
25-06-2012, 10:00 PM
bet you did. hope your ok?

Looking forward to seeing the pics of the guts!

Good luck mate

John S
26-06-2012, 01:16 AM
I'm very surprised this hasn't sold, must be some tight wads on here.

rnr107
26-06-2012, 08:18 AM
I'm very surprised this hasn't sold, must be some tight wads on here.

LOL ! Well, I'll wait a bit longer and if it doesn't sell here I guess I'll have to pay eBay fees and put it there...

Laurent

John S
26-06-2012, 10:27 AM
I'd be sorely tempted but I have 3 CNC lathes already and this can't do any more than the ones I have. One thing in it's favour is that it's all working, only one of mine is, the other two need transplants.

rnr107
26-06-2012, 05:41 PM
I'd be sorely tempted but I have 3 CNC lathes already and this can't do any more than the ones I have. One thing in it's favour is that it's all working, only one of mine is, the other two need transplants.

Hummm, I like this little CNC lathe... I'd love to keep it, just My problem is space.
I have 2.40m x 1.60m in there I have a Boxford AUD lathe, a Boxford 260VMC mill, a Boxford 125TCL lathe, a pillar drill and all tooling...
Basically I can just fit between all this standing straight... :-)

Laurent

Jonathan
26-06-2012, 07:07 PM
if it doesn't sell here I guess I'll have to pay eBay fees and put it there...

eBay now have free listing weekends quite regularly - seemingly about every fortnight. Still going to get hit by the 10% final value fee though...

rnr107
26-06-2012, 11:28 PM
Here are some pics of the electronic... Gecko drives!

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As you can see, the door is resting on the bed of my AUD.... :grumpy:

Laurent

kptek99
29-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Laurent, PM sent

Adrian's
29-06-2012, 08:14 PM
Hi is it still available

Thanks

rnr107
30-06-2012, 08:16 AM
Hi is it still available

Hi Adrian,
Yes, It still with me...

Laurent

John S
30-06-2012, 11:08 AM
It's a priceless family heirloom

rnr107
30-06-2012, 03:33 PM
It's a priceless family heirloom

Hi John,
It is nice, but I would not got that far.... LOL...

I forgot to say: It comes with a quick change tool post (Dickson S0) same as Myford... and 4 holders.

Laurent

rnr107
22-07-2012, 03:24 PM
OK... I think I gave it enough time, so it is now on eBay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261071469149?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


SOLD within 24H !!! :-)


RNR