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Finally getting it together, Bed to Headstock

The first thing was to level the base using blocks and wedges, checking with a carpenters level in both directions, Then weld the headstock securely to the base frame work. That the easy part as the bed assembly is too heavy for to lift by anyone I know. But a chainblock secured to the rafters does the job with one hand.
Fancy jig showing how I got the spindle pointing in the right direction, high tech

Motor vehicle Wood Building Asphalt Rolling


Using the tailstock to determine the correct height, no mistakes that way, and using wood blocks to hold the bed at correct height'

Wood Gas Machine Composite material Engineering


That ok for the end nearest the spindle but what about the other end, I then mounted a piece of pipe between the spindle and tailsock, used a level and some high tech jigs for alignment. As I am doing this I am using some thin wood wedges for fine adjustment, Also checking to see if it is level across the bed also. A tap here and a tap there, just tap tap tap till it is right.

Wood Composite material Automotive tire Gas Engineering


Property Building Window Wood House


final check.

Gas Wood Cylinder Composite material Machine


Bolt heavy angle to bed plates, clamp to headstock and weld in place.

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Asphalt Bumper Composite material


I was wondering how to support the other end, had planned on pipes at an angle, but I discovered that the piece of steel left over was just the right length, just weld a flat plate to it and match drill holes to the channel iron at end of base, Bolt to base and weld to angle iron that was bolted to the bed.

Wood Gas Font Concrete Building material


Then knock out the wood and call it a day. Sand back and admire what now looks like a lathe, It will really bloom next time

Wood Road surface Automotive tire Asphalt Floor


Thanks for looking and comments appreciated.
 

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Finally getting it together, Bed to Headstock

The first thing was to level the base using blocks and wedges, checking with a carpenters level in both directions, Then weld the headstock securely to the base frame work. That the easy part as the bed assembly is too heavy for to lift by anyone I know. But a chainblock secured to the rafters does the job with one hand.
Fancy jig showing how I got the spindle pointing in the right direction, high tech

Motor vehicle Wood Building Asphalt Rolling


Using the tailstock to determine the correct height, no mistakes that way, and using wood blocks to hold the bed at correct height'

Wood Gas Machine Composite material Engineering


That ok for the end nearest the spindle but what about the other end, I then mounted a piece of pipe between the spindle and tailsock, used a level and some high tech jigs for alignment. As I am doing this I am using some thin wood wedges for fine adjustment, Also checking to see if it is level across the bed also. A tap here and a tap there, just tap tap tap till it is right.

Wood Composite material Automotive tire Gas Engineering


Property Building Window Wood House


final check.

Gas Wood Cylinder Composite material Machine


Bolt heavy angle to bed plates, clamp to headstock and weld in place.

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Asphalt Bumper Composite material


I was wondering how to support the other end, had planned on pipes at an angle, but I discovered that the piece of steel left over was just the right length, just weld a flat plate to it and match drill holes to the channel iron at end of base, Bolt to base and weld to angle iron that was bolted to the bed.

Wood Gas Font Concrete Building material


Then knock out the wood and call it a day. Sand back and admire what now looks like a lathe, It will really bloom next time

Wood Road surface Automotive tire Asphalt Floor


Thanks for looking and comments appreciated.
Nice going ,Brian. Don't just love it when you can make your own tools?

Jim
 

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Finally getting it together, Bed to Headstock

The first thing was to level the base using blocks and wedges, checking with a carpenters level in both directions, Then weld the headstock securely to the base frame work. That the easy part as the bed assembly is too heavy for to lift by anyone I know. But a chainblock secured to the rafters does the job with one hand.
Fancy jig showing how I got the spindle pointing in the right direction, high tech

Motor vehicle Wood Building Asphalt Rolling


Using the tailstock to determine the correct height, no mistakes that way, and using wood blocks to hold the bed at correct height'

Wood Gas Machine Composite material Engineering


That ok for the end nearest the spindle but what about the other end, I then mounted a piece of pipe between the spindle and tailsock, used a level and some high tech jigs for alignment. As I am doing this I am using some thin wood wedges for fine adjustment, Also checking to see if it is level across the bed also. A tap here and a tap there, just tap tap tap till it is right.

Wood Composite material Automotive tire Gas Engineering


Property Building Window Wood House


final check.

Gas Wood Cylinder Composite material Machine


Bolt heavy angle to bed plates, clamp to headstock and weld in place.

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Asphalt Bumper Composite material


I was wondering how to support the other end, had planned on pipes at an angle, but I discovered that the piece of steel left over was just the right length, just weld a flat plate to it and match drill holes to the channel iron at end of base, Bolt to base and weld to angle iron that was bolted to the bed.

Wood Gas Font Concrete Building material


Then knock out the wood and call it a day. Sand back and admire what now looks like a lathe, It will really bloom next time

Wood Road surface Automotive tire Asphalt Floor


Thanks for looking and comments appreciated.
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Adding pulleys and indexing plate to the spindle.

So far the lathe was built without any need use a tape measure etc. just a stick would have been enough, Today we need to use fine measurements down to .001 inch. micrometer needed, but one could just machine to fit. The first thing is to make two collars with a 1 5/8 inch inside diameter. I think I used 2 inch stock from making the spindle insert. Drill and bore.

Gas Machine Auto part Metal Machine tool


I almost forgot to drill a hole to make a key way, since I do not have a broach. The center of the hole you drill is the outside diameter of the hole. This picture is poor but is the only one I have.

Wood Gas Composite material Metal Steel


After it is bored to the size needed, only 1/2 the hole is now seen, one can square it up abit with a file. This is the only way I have figured out how to make a key slot inside a hole.

Now one just has to mill key slots in the spindle in the appropriate place.

Wood Automotive tire Jig grinder Drilling Milling


The next thing to do is make the index plate. I had a larger one so I need to cut it down to fit inside the headstock.

Motor vehicle Wood Cookware and bakeware Gas Auto part


I neeeded a series of closely spaced hole in the plate, Just made a jig out of wood with the 10 degree angle. Each time a hole was drilled the plate was rotated and the pin put back in.

Gas Automotive tire Metal Table Automotive wheel system


The plate was then drilled and bored out to fit a shoulder I lathed on one end of the collar, then welded together, I then drilled and tapped two holes for set screws, If I had remember it would been easier to do befor it was welded together.

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Rim Bicycle part Vehicle brake


The same operation was done on the collar for the pulleys, I made a longer collar and machined a shoulder on both ends. Set screws in the center of the collar. The weld on pulleys I was able to buy had an inside diameter of 1 1/2. They had to be bored out to fit on the shoulder and then welded on.

Household hardware Machine tool Gas Engineering Auto part


Thought I was about done but then figured out I need some thing to stop the spindle from being pushed out when pressure was applied by the tailstock. I thought a snap ring would work, but they did not have the size I needed in a local store. So I came up with this idea. Machine a ring, cut it in half, machine a collar with on end machined out to the outside diameter of the ring and in at least its thickness. I installed it ahead of the outside bearing. Works excellant.

Bicycle frame Bicycle part Bumper Material property Automotive tire


Assembled and in place.

Gas Wood Metal Cylinder Auto part


The next thing I did to complete this section was to drill a hole in the center of two bars. using a pin to line them oup with the indexing plate they where welded place. The main thing this is used for is to lock the spindle to remove the spur and chucks.

Wood Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Asphalt


complete with pulleys also

Automotive tire Automotive design Output device Gas Rim


The last thing to do was to make a lid and pulley guard, Little blocks of metal where welded on for hinges.

Wood Bumper Gas Automotive exterior Composite material


That was allot of fiddle work to complete this section. I did all this work while I was building the basic lathe, early in the morning when it was still dark and cold miserable days. That way parts where read when needed.
About blossumed out now, just have to make some accessories now and attach the motor, will do that in the next post.
Thanks for looking, hope you where entertained by this blog. Comments appreciated
 

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Adding pulleys and indexing plate to the spindle.

So far the lathe was built without any need use a tape measure etc. just a stick would have been enough, Today we need to use fine measurements down to .001 inch. micrometer needed, but one could just machine to fit. The first thing is to make two collars with a 1 5/8 inch inside diameter. I think I used 2 inch stock from making the spindle insert. Drill and bore.

Gas Machine Auto part Metal Machine tool


I almost forgot to drill a hole to make a key way, since I do not have a broach. The center of the hole you drill is the outside diameter of the hole. This picture is poor but is the only one I have.

Wood Gas Composite material Metal Steel


After it is bored to the size needed, only 1/2 the hole is now seen, one can square it up abit with a file. This is the only way I have figured out how to make a key slot inside a hole.

Now one just has to mill key slots in the spindle in the appropriate place.

Wood Automotive tire Jig grinder Drilling Milling


The next thing to do is make the index plate. I had a larger one so I need to cut it down to fit inside the headstock.

Motor vehicle Wood Cookware and bakeware Gas Auto part


I neeeded a series of closely spaced hole in the plate, Just made a jig out of wood with the 10 degree angle. Each time a hole was drilled the plate was rotated and the pin put back in.

Gas Automotive tire Metal Table Automotive wheel system


The plate was then drilled and bored out to fit a shoulder I lathed on one end of the collar, then welded together, I then drilled and tapped two holes for set screws, If I had remember it would been easier to do befor it was welded together.

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Rim Bicycle part Vehicle brake


The same operation was done on the collar for the pulleys, I made a longer collar and machined a shoulder on both ends. Set screws in the center of the collar. The weld on pulleys I was able to buy had an inside diameter of 1 1/2. They had to be bored out to fit on the shoulder and then welded on.

Household hardware Machine tool Gas Engineering Auto part


Thought I was about done but then figured out I need some thing to stop the spindle from being pushed out when pressure was applied by the tailstock. I thought a snap ring would work, but they did not have the size I needed in a local store. So I came up with this idea. Machine a ring, cut it in half, machine a collar with on end machined out to the outside diameter of the ring and in at least its thickness. I installed it ahead of the outside bearing. Works excellant.

Bicycle frame Bicycle part Bumper Material property Automotive tire


Assembled and in place.

Gas Wood Metal Cylinder Auto part


The next thing I did to complete this section was to drill a hole in the center of two bars. using a pin to line them oup with the indexing plate they where welded place. The main thing this is used for is to lock the spindle to remove the spur and chucks.

Wood Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Asphalt


complete with pulleys also

Automotive tire Automotive design Output device Gas Rim


The last thing to do was to make a lid and pulley guard, Little blocks of metal where welded on for hinges.

Wood Bumper Gas Automotive exterior Composite material


That was allot of fiddle work to complete this section. I did all this work while I was building the basic lathe, early in the morning when it was still dark and cold miserable days. That way parts where read when needed.
About blossumed out now, just have to make some accessories now and attach the motor, will do that in the next post.
Thanks for looking, hope you where entertained by this blog. Comments appreciated
My goodness Brian, Is there anything you can't do sir….plus you patience to do it all by hand is excellent…
 

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Adding pulleys and indexing plate to the spindle.

So far the lathe was built without any need use a tape measure etc. just a stick would have been enough, Today we need to use fine measurements down to .001 inch. micrometer needed, but one could just machine to fit. The first thing is to make two collars with a 1 5/8 inch inside diameter. I think I used 2 inch stock from making the spindle insert. Drill and bore.

Gas Machine Auto part Metal Machine tool


I almost forgot to drill a hole to make a key way, since I do not have a broach. The center of the hole you drill is the outside diameter of the hole. This picture is poor but is the only one I have.

Wood Gas Composite material Metal Steel


After it is bored to the size needed, only 1/2 the hole is now seen, one can square it up abit with a file. This is the only way I have figured out how to make a key slot inside a hole.

Now one just has to mill key slots in the spindle in the appropriate place.

Wood Automotive tire Jig grinder Drilling Milling


The next thing to do is make the index plate. I had a larger one so I need to cut it down to fit inside the headstock.

Motor vehicle Wood Cookware and bakeware Gas Auto part


I neeeded a series of closely spaced hole in the plate, Just made a jig out of wood with the 10 degree angle. Each time a hole was drilled the plate was rotated and the pin put back in.

Gas Automotive tire Metal Table Automotive wheel system


The plate was then drilled and bored out to fit a shoulder I lathed on one end of the collar, then welded together, I then drilled and tapped two holes for set screws, If I had remember it would been easier to do befor it was welded together.

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Rim Bicycle part Vehicle brake


The same operation was done on the collar for the pulleys, I made a longer collar and machined a shoulder on both ends. Set screws in the center of the collar. The weld on pulleys I was able to buy had an inside diameter of 1 1/2. They had to be bored out to fit on the shoulder and then welded on.

Household hardware Machine tool Gas Engineering Auto part


Thought I was about done but then figured out I need some thing to stop the spindle from being pushed out when pressure was applied by the tailstock. I thought a snap ring would work, but they did not have the size I needed in a local store. So I came up with this idea. Machine a ring, cut it in half, machine a collar with on end machined out to the outside diameter of the ring and in at least its thickness. I installed it ahead of the outside bearing. Works excellant.

Bicycle frame Bicycle part Bumper Material property Automotive tire


Assembled and in place.

Gas Wood Metal Cylinder Auto part


The next thing I did to complete this section was to drill a hole in the center of two bars. using a pin to line them oup with the indexing plate they where welded place. The main thing this is used for is to lock the spindle to remove the spur and chucks.

Wood Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Asphalt


complete with pulleys also

Automotive tire Automotive design Output device Gas Rim


The last thing to do was to make a lid and pulley guard, Little blocks of metal where welded on for hinges.

Wood Bumper Gas Automotive exterior Composite material


That was allot of fiddle work to complete this section. I did all this work while I was building the basic lathe, early in the morning when it was still dark and cold miserable days. That way parts where read when needed.
About blossumed out now, just have to make some accessories now and attach the motor, will do that in the next post.
Thanks for looking, hope you where entertained by this blog. Comments appreciated
Brian, you are a man after my own heart. How big of a metal lathe do you have?

Cheers, Jim
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
More talent than anyone ought to have.
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
Brian, this is looking great. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
More talent than anyone ought to have.

- Mark Wilson
Yup, what he said !
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
Brian, the more you show us, the more one is in awe of your abilities…..TOP JOB!!!
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
Nice!!
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
That's fantastic. Nothing more satisfying than making your own machinery and tools.
 

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Attaching the motor and making accessories.

The first time I attached the motor, a 1 hp industrial dust proof motor that I bought for 20$ and then Replace a 20$ bearing, would have liked more but thought this one was a good deal, I made steel blocks and hinged it on that. I rattled and made too much noise so had to come up with another plan and mount it on rubber bushings. What I came up with is rubber bushings in the end of a scrap shock absorber.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Household hardware Metal


Then weld it to a steel plate using a dowel to line up the bushings, made tabs to weld on to headstock, also cut slots so the motor can be moved sideways for better pulley alinement.

Wood Door Nail Gas Screw


Used blocks of wood under the plate with the motor and belts on to get the right position.

Wood Bumper Road surface Motor vehicle Automotive exterior


Motor attached, ready to roll but need it properly wired with a switch. But what good is a running lathe with out a tool rest. Was looking at a piece of grader blade cutting edge steel, nicely tapered in the backside T4 besides, what more would you want.

Wood Bumper Automotive tire Gas Automotive exterior


Cut out, ground nice and smooth, just need to weld a 1 inch post to the back and fill the bolt holes with body filler to make it look nice.

Tartan Automotive tire Bumper Wood Line


All finished

Wood Grey Rectangle Automotive exterior Road surface


Then one needs a spur center for spindle turning. I welded a 1 inch nut to a disc of heavy steel, lathed it up nice and drilledl holes for sharpened concrete nails. This one should not slip.

Wood Tire Gas Auto part Automotive tire


Thats great but I really like to make bowls so would be nice to have some face plates. Again I cut a 3/8 disc and then welded a 1 inch nut to it.

Wood Automotive tire Gas Circle Concrete


Then just machine it up real nice, I used the The insert that I made in the second post for the hollow spindle with the faceplate screwed on so it would run true in the end use. The insert was later locked into the spindle with Permatex thread locking glue.

Automotive tire Rim Gas Machine Automotive wheel system


One is great but more is always better, saves time in the long run looking for the only one, drill a number of holes so one can use 4 or 3 screws or even 6. and a larger one with possible 12

Bicycle part Rim Composite material Nickel Circle


That about does it, I think I will post a group of finished pictures to top off this blog.

Thanks for your interest in how I made this lathe.
Comments appreciated, and always welcome to come and try it out.
I like your shock absorber ends being used as vibration insulators, I will have to remember that one. Like
your method of making trued surface face plates, I used the same idea and made some large sanding discs
for my lathe. The use of a grader blade for a tool rest looks good, it should not wear and get rought spots
like the stock Delta tool rests do. Thank you for sharing the lathe build and giving us ideas we can use.
 

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Just a few pictures of the completed project.

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In this blog I never mentioned how I made the tailsock as I had used it from the first lathe I made. Is is made from a section of rectangular steel tube, 1/4 wall, A Vee was cut out of opposite sides and then welled back together. The top tube was a piece of seamless drill pipe from the oil field. The internal parts was machined from solid stock. The number 3 morris taper was a sleeve that shrunk fit in.





For those that haven't seen the first video I made after the lathe was finished can be viewed by this link.


Anyway I enjoyed the challenge to make this lathe, so far it was worked very well, Not as fancy as a commercial one but with practise I can eventually do some projects like the outstanding one I have seen many of you do.

Comments are appreciated, Keep on turning Brian
 

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In this blog I never mentioned how I made the tailsock as I had used it from the first lathe I made. Is is made from a section of rectangular steel tube, 1/4 wall, A Vee was cut out of opposite sides and then welled back together. The top tube was a piece of seamless drill pipe from the oil field. The internal parts was machined from solid stock. The number 3 morris taper was a sleeve that shrunk fit in.

Window Gas Automotive wheel system Auto part Machine


Sky Plant Window Building Tree


For those that haven't seen the first video I made after the lathe was finished can be viewed by this link.


Anyway I enjoyed the challenge to make this lathe, so far it was worked very well, Not as fancy as a commercial one but with practise I can eventually do some projects like the outstanding one I have seen many of you do.

Comments are appreciated, Keep on turning Brian
That is quite animpressive lathe you got there!
Just qurious: How did you get the spindle and tailstock aligned properly?
 

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Pictures of the completed project.

Just a few pictures of the completed project.

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Window Wood Grass Tree Gas


Automotive tire Bumper Automotive exterior Asphalt Vehicle door


Hood Motor vehicle Automotive design Toy Automotive tire


Plant Gas Automotive tire Grass Machine


Outdoor furniture Wood Automotive exterior Grass Gas


In this blog I never mentioned how I made the tailsock as I had used it from the first lathe I made. Is is made from a section of rectangular steel tube, 1/4 wall, A Vee was cut out of opposite sides and then welled back together. The top tube was a piece of seamless drill pipe from the oil field. The internal parts was machined from solid stock. The number 3 morris taper was a sleeve that shrunk fit in.

Window Gas Automotive wheel system Auto part Machine


Sky Plant Window Building Tree


For those that haven't seen the first video I made after the lathe was finished can be viewed by this link.


Anyway I enjoyed the challenge to make this lathe, so far it was worked very well, Not as fancy as a commercial one but with practise I can eventually do some projects like the outstanding one I have seen many of you do.

Comments are appreciated, Keep on turning Brian
Basically for the cost of your time and effort…that's a top result..
 

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Pictures of the completed project.

Just a few pictures of the completed project.

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Window Wood Grass Tree Gas


Automotive tire Bumper Automotive exterior Asphalt Vehicle door


Hood Motor vehicle Automotive design Toy Automotive tire


Plant Gas Automotive tire Grass Machine


Outdoor furniture Wood Automotive exterior Grass Gas


In this blog I never mentioned how I made the tailsock as I had used it from the first lathe I made. Is is made from a section of rectangular steel tube, 1/4 wall, A Vee was cut out of opposite sides and then welled back together. The top tube was a piece of seamless drill pipe from the oil field. The internal parts was machined from solid stock. The number 3 morris taper was a sleeve that shrunk fit in.

Window Gas Automotive wheel system Auto part Machine


Sky Plant Window Building Tree


For those that haven't seen the first video I made after the lathe was finished can be viewed by this link.


Anyway I enjoyed the challenge to make this lathe, so far it was worked very well, Not as fancy as a commercial one but with practise I can eventually do some projects like the outstanding one I have seen many of you do.

Comments are appreciated, Keep on turning Brian
Real nice lathe, Brian!!
 

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Pictures of the completed project.

Just a few pictures of the completed project.

!https://storage.googleapis.com/aws-s3-lumberjocks-com/o7k8m34.jpg

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Window Wood Grass Tree Gas


Automotive tire Bumper Automotive exterior Asphalt Vehicle door


Hood Motor vehicle Automotive design Toy Automotive tire


Plant Gas Automotive tire Grass Machine


Outdoor furniture Wood Automotive exterior Grass Gas


In this blog I never mentioned how I made the tailsock as I had used it from the first lathe I made. Is is made from a section of rectangular steel tube, 1/4 wall, A Vee was cut out of opposite sides and then welled back together. The top tube was a piece of seamless drill pipe from the oil field. The internal parts was machined from solid stock. The number 3 morris taper was a sleeve that shrunk fit in.

Window Gas Automotive wheel system Auto part Machine


Sky Plant Window Building Tree


For those that haven't seen the first video I made after the lathe was finished can be viewed by this link.


Anyway I enjoyed the challenge to make this lathe, so far it was worked very well, Not as fancy as a commercial one but with practise I can eventually do some projects like the outstanding one I have seen many of you do.

Comments are appreciated, Keep on turning Brian
The more I look at this, the more it looks like it belongs on a BATTLESHIP !
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I found this picture on the 'Web a few years back and have been wondering where it would apply. When I think of "Turning" I think of a wood lathe. I dont think they mean the same thing in this picture! LOL
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Window Wood Grass Tree Gas


Automotive tire Bumper Automotive exterior Asphalt Vehicle door


Hood Motor vehicle Automotive design Toy Automotive tire


Plant Gas Automotive tire Grass Machine


Outdoor furniture Wood Automotive exterior Grass Gas


In this blog I never mentioned how I made the tailsock as I had used it from the first lathe I made. Is is made from a section of rectangular steel tube, 1/4 wall, A Vee was cut out of opposite sides and then welled back together. The top tube was a piece of seamless drill pipe from the oil field. The internal parts was machined from solid stock. The number 3 morris taper was a sleeve that shrunk fit in.

Window Gas Automotive wheel system Auto part Machine


Sky Plant Window Building Tree


For those that haven't seen the first video I made after the lathe was finished can be viewed by this link.


Anyway I enjoyed the challenge to make this lathe, so far it was worked very well, Not as fancy as a commercial one but with practise I can eventually do some projects like the outstanding one I have seen many of you do.

Comments are appreciated, Keep on turning Brian
I'm thinking lathe on steroids! That is one beefy looking lathe.
 

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