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Old lathe new woodworker. Help,please

I have an old V belt drive lathe, 1/2 hp 1725 RPM motor, and I am in need of information about the lathe chuck speed for turning some items. Allow that a 1" diameter item could be turned faster than a 6" item, what speed should I set the chuck? Just some rough speeds are all that are needed, would something in the 850 rpm at the chuck work for 1", but 400 for a 6" diameter? Or am I way off base in the configuration. This is for some hobby turning not production work. Maybe 24 hours total time in a year. Thanks for the help. Jim
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-21-2010, 12:32 PM
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Speed charts are on the Google. Got pics of the old lathe?

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Thanks for the lead. Sorry no pictures yet, my polaroid does not match my computer.
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I got this from my old manual...


But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
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