Trouble with wobble

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Forum topic by ArchStanton posted 08-01-2016 02:32 PM 498 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2016 02:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cane-turning wobble vibration lathe-setup

Hi guys,

I need to turn a 30” x 1” mahogany cane on a lathe I know will give wobble in the centre of the wood. I’m pretty sure it’s a cheap lathe as the legs are very thin metal. I have strengthened them already but will weighing the legs down or bolting them to the floor help or maybe it’s down to shimming the tail stock as when I’ve tried to true it the tail stock is just off centre, maybe less than 1mm. All suggestions are extremely welcome, with the possible exception of ‘get your boss to buy a new lathe’.


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#1 posted 08-01-2016 03:03 PM

Sounds like you could make good use of a ‘steady-rest’ ... see: ... or …

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