Fabricated Bowl Lathe
Some time ago I fabricated a small bowl lathe, mainly to swing a Longworth chuck and as a second back up lathe.
Bed 500mm long out of 100x50mm parallel channel.
Headstock 125x125x5 RHS
Bearing FC206 sq housings with 30mm ID bearings for long life
Banjo pedestal 75x75x5 RHS with 12mm x 100mm dia end plates machined parallel after welding
Banjo 50x12 flat bar 300mm in length
Max dia bowl around 700mm.
Chuck is a SuperNova2 with stepped jaws
The grey area at the base and to the front of the lathe. Is for a aux. bed [200mm long, 100x50 channel ] for cleaning up the back of the bowl. Secured by 4 m8 bolts and two locating dowels.
Many of the parts, were cannibalised from an old bench drill ie step pulleys,motor switch,lever lock and cam lock levers
Its been previously posted in the gallery area. But I thought I should post the specs etc, to separate it from the current project of the a bigger sliding bed model.
Last edited by hughie; 05-20-2008 at 07:51 AM.