Showing posts with label metal spinning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label metal spinning. Show all posts

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Eccentric Metal Spinning

So there was another wind storm in the forecast. It hit in the middle of the night, I was awoken by the power going out. It sounded like the roof was being torn off by the 90 km/hr wind gusts. Power was still out this morning, took a walk around the house, no damage on the house or shops but I lost two trees, more firewood and maybe a couple more 8 footers for the sawmill. The whipping rain has turned to snow now. Don't let Trump's incessant BS tell you it's Chinese propaganda, the worlds weather patterns have definitely changed over the last few years, if over 60 years of memory is any indication.

"Hell, I didn't come here for no downed tree pictures. Where the hell is the eccentric metal spinning?" ha, ha, lol. So from another one of the engineering magazines I posted about yesterday, comes a nice little article on eccentric metal spinning, to compliment some of the earlier material I posted on metal spinning. This one comes from the December 1974 issue of "Metallurgia And Metal Forming".

Well, I guess I will be cleaning up downed trees this afternoon, if this wind dies down.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

"Metal Spinning"

So I got into the shop for an hr. this morning and the look of the way the engine cable was hanging was starting to bother me, so I welded a short, side extension to the cable support piping.

There we go, thats better.

So as promised here is a copy of "Metal Spinning". This is a reprint by Lindsey Publications, the original was published in 1936 and was written as an instruction manual for the novice. You will find info on what is required to set up your lathe for spinning and the tools required. The last chapter is a collection of projects for the novice to try out. Nice little manual on a hobby that you seldom see anymore. My Rockwell/Delta lathe is certainly heavy enough, I'll have to try it sometime.

To download "Metal Spinning" go to my Books - Free Downloads page. # 59 - 11 MB - pdf. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

"Getting The Most Out Of Your Lathe"

So last week I completed the upload of  "Wood Turning Visualized". Here is a popular little book that focuses more on the machine, in addition to wood turning you will also find instruction for metal turning, and metal spinning on the lathe. "Getting The Most Out Of Your Lathe" is another Delta publication, in keeping with the rest of Delta's "Getting The Most Out Of Your ..." series.

This is a short book, but like the rest of the books in this series , it is packed with information. Metal spinning is one of those activities that has been called a "lost art". Modern methods have largely made metal spinning obsolete, but it is still used to produce one of's and specialty work. For the home hobbyist, this is an interesting use of the lathe, that will let you produce shapes that are normally produced on large expensive press equipment. 

Lindsey published an interesting little book on metal spinning that I will scan and upload next week.

So to download "Getting The Most Out Of Your Lathe" go to my Books - Free Downloads page. # 58 - 14 MB - pdf.