Making Axle Boxes

The axle boxes were machined from cast iron in a tiny TAIG lathe. They were first face dressed in the 4-jaw chuck, before the sides were machined. The ends or top and bottom were machined last.

Machining the axle box in the taig lathe

Machining Axle Box

The bronze bush holes have not yet been bored. The holes were bored using the 4 jaw chuck and a boring bar.

Axle box and keep

Axle Box and Keep