|Project by woodoogolem||posted 01-06-2017 03:32 PM||2046 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
I am currently working on a larger shelf with 5 boards. The vertical parts are dowels with around 50mm in diameter. Since I need at least 30 dowels I took the opportunity and created a lathe attachment to speed things up.
The Y-sled with the gouge can either be advanced manually or with a threaded rod. Unfortunately the quick release mechanism in this micro adjustment did not work as expected. But probably it is good enough for my occasional projects.
Additionally I prepared this attachment to act as a copier. I can then attach a pin to the Y-sled which will be guided by a template screwed to the front.
The rail has to be very sturdy to support the gouge without vibrations and is made from 6mm thick mild steel bars.
The design is based on the Dowelinater by the Wood Knight,
I can provide interested persons with a Sketchup model and some more photos.