Showing posts with label lathe accessories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lathe accessories. Show all posts

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Another Odds And Ends

So getting in some clean-up and a little summer reading. Heres a picture I should have posted in the last post. A pulled back picture of the sawmill so far, to get an idea of the proportions so far.

Don't go away, their's more. Here are a few short, reader submitted articles, from early 60's Popular Science. The first one is a different and interesting take on the common sanding block. This one allows you to not just sand edges, but also different curved, and circular work. The resolution is not that great, but usable if you expand for best view.

I have uploaded a number of articles before on speed reducers for bandsaws and other equipment. Here are a couple more. The first one is an easy one for the bandsaw. It uses the original pulleys and adds a relatively simple jack shaft.

You don't often see lathe speed reduced this low (12 rpm for slowest speed) but the author, Manly Banister, makes a good argument for these low speeds in special work. Interesting read.

For those following the sawmill build, stay tuned , hopefully get back in the shop tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Few Easy Metal Lathe Accessories

So here are a few easy lathe accessories for the novice, looking to inexpensively equip his small metal turning lathe and gain some experience at the same time.