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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Now ready for use (subject to creating a working bay for it, and the wood mess it creates!)
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
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
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!