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Forum topic by REO posted 08-15-2013 02:29 PM 809 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2013 02:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: diy lathe thin turnings router turning

A while back someone asked about getting some turnings done. They were thin, one end 9/16” the other 1/2” and a 3/8” section extending out of the smaller end for 1 1/4”. overall length was 12”. I had recently moved my equipment into a new shop and decided to overhaul the lathe. This would include an increase in diameter from 10” to 12” throw and a vfd. since I was changing the diameter there were changes that had to be made elsewhere. the lathe is capable of single pass but since the diameter changed i would need to change some things there as well. I ended up setting up in the DIY lathe. I tried several tool grinds and approaches. no mater how skimpy I left the last cut it would chatter. Finally I decided to make a router mount for the lathe and try that.

Here is the result
A shot from another angle

It was worth the effort 100 pieces from scrap to finished product in about three hours including the set up!

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 02:49 PM

Your background explains how you made this serious piece of heavy iron lathe. Very good and extra heavy
machine work. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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