Author Topic: Just curious about this lathe  (Read 737 times)

Offline JollyJim

  • bronze
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
Just curious about this lathe
« on: May 30, 2019, 11:27:36 AM »

Offline Derek

  • platinum
  • *****
  • Posts: 1110
Re: Just curious about this lathe
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 11:46:08 AM »
It is a metal turning lathe and the gears are used for cutting different thread when screw cutting

Offline Twisted Trees

  • bronze
  • ***
  • Posts: 216
  • Bristol, UK
Re: Just curious about this lathe
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 12:02:28 PM »
As Derek said, also the toolholder is on a screw, so can be driven at different rates with different combinations of gears, hence the collection in the box.

Offline JollyJim

  • bronze
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
Re: Just curious about this lathe
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 02:40:37 PM »
aaaahhhhhh. yes, I should have realised.

Thanks for the replies, it looks like it's had a busy life....

thanks again , best wishes - Jim


Offline JollyJim

  • bronze
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
Re: Just curious about this lathe
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 10:29:11 AM »
Hiya, and thanks for that link....

This is absolutely amazing, to think that all those moving
parts are designed to have no play between them, that
all the threads have no free movement and that all the
gears mesh accurately....truly mind-bending. And, not
only that, but it's quite aesthetically beautiful....

I want one......can I do pens on it ?

Thanks again, best wishes - Jim

Offline Derek

  • platinum
  • *****
  • Posts: 1110
Re: Just curious about this lathe
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 10:53:22 AM »

I want one......can I do pens on it ?

Thanks again, best wishes - Jim

Yes you can but it would take some practice if you wanted anything other than a straight body to the pen. And it would need cleaning straight after work sawdust  will not be too friendly to the machine and can gum up the workings

Offline The Bowler Hatted Turner

  • platinum
  • *****
  • Posts: 2068
Re: Just curious about this lathe
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 07:12:28 PM »
But the other option is to buy it for the cross slides, then you can do ornamental turning.

Offline JollyJim

  • bronze
  • ***
  • Posts: 110
Re: Just curious about this lathe
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 05:30:03 PM »
Thanks everyone for the replies - very interesting....

best wishes - Jim