The Old Wood lathe has been replaced by the Wood lathe.
The Hackspace Wood Lathe - Stub Framework for wikipage development.
Now ready for use (subject to creating a working bay for it, and the wood mess it creates!)
The lathe on its Hackspace-built stand
Test Piece by Joe (link)
The lathe is a (XXX), very similar to the CWL12D, so matching spaces and accessories are available locally from Machine Mart
We have the following fittings and accessories
Tool Rests - Short Long and Bowl Turning
Chucks - Cup (Jam) Chuck (picture) Screw Faceplate and Four-jaw
Read about chucks and their uses for different kinds of work at http://azwoodturners.org/chuck_type.pdf
There is and index lock which prevents the headstock spindle from turning, useful when changing chucks or special cutting - see the manual for details. Make sure that the spindle is free to turn before starting the motor! Free Locked
NB: I'm making a speedometer for the lathe from a car drive-shaft-encoder Michael Erskine (talk) 05:49, 10 February 2014 (EST)
I've noticed a few problems in recent tests: -
- the spindle pulley is not in the correct position - some of the grub screws were loose (and hanging out) but when fully released the pulley can't be moved back into position
- the centres were not aligned and the bolt to release the headstock end of the bed tube is not as in the Clarke manual
- the cup chuck is off whack!