Goodell Pratt 125 Bench Lathe #5: Pulley glue-up and guess the wood.

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Blog entry by Woodknack posted 01-11-2013 08:21 PM 2179 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick update to anyone following along so you don’t think I abandoned the project.

Right now I’m basically boning up on my turning skills while waiting for a few parts to come in. The motor mount will not work as is, the angle is too acute and the belt rubs on the lathe.
There are two solutions:

1: Create a raised platform for the motor that will bring it to the height of the lathe pulleys.

2: Build a jackshaft that will transfer power from the motor to the lathe.

#1 sounds simpler but in practice #2 isn’t that much more work and it would look pretty cool.

A local woodworker kindly donated the wood for my cause. I don’t know what it is but it is very hard and very heavy but not quite as heavy as ipe.

Here is a picture of the pulley wood (top) that came from a custom planter box and ipe (bottom). Guesses so far: abacco, teak, cumaru.

Blank glued in alternating directions like plywood to add stability, so the pulley stays round instead of oval.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 01-11-2013 08:53 PM

It could be iroko

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