Boxford CNC lathe repair

by John

I was having some difficulty seeing the work in progress in my Boxford 124TCL CNC lathe.  It reminded me of the situation before I had a cataract operation, but the cure in this case was rather easier.

The perspex cover was suffering from swarf blasting and had become opaque.  A lathe cataract you might say.

Rather than replacing the entire cover, I took the cheap option of cutting out most of the affected panel with a jig saw and screwing in a new piece.

It does not look quite as streamlined, but I can see the job in progress now.  And it will be easy to do a cataract extraction in future.