Wood lathe

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The Wood Lathe and tooling described on this page is now replaced by a Record model, further information when the wiki is updated.

Old Wood Lathe

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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 WL Lathe.jpg

Test Piece by Joe (link) WL Test Piece.jpg

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 WL Short Rest.jpg Long WL Long Rest.jpg and Bowl Turning WL Bowl Rest.jpg


Chucks - Cup (Jam) Chuck (picture) Screw WL Screw Chuck.jpg Faceplate WL Faceplate.jpg and Four-jaw WL 4Jaw.jpg


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 WL Free.jpg Locked WL Locked.jpg

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!