Lathes and Tools
This is my lathe - a 2436 OneWay, 3 HP, outboard turning
attachment, reversible with variable speed.
A recent addition to the lighting situation.
It is a dental light that I picked up at a local auction
It has proved to be a wonderful addition to the lighting around the lathe
Jet mini lathe with stand
My first lathe - a Boice Crane, 12" x 42" - traded for a set of drums. Base is
filled with 660 lbs. of sand - very stable.
These are the turning tools I use most often.
Close-up of my homemade Ellsworth-style hollowing tools.
The handle is 29" long; overall length is 41".
This is my sharpening station: the grinder is a very inexpensive 1800 rpm import
grinder from Garrett-Wade. I think I paid about $69.00 for it; it's worked
great for several years. Equipped with OneWay sharpening system.
Beall buffing system, powered by 1750 rpm, 1 HP motor.
This is my vacuum chucking system; it uses a 3/4 HP vacuum pump from Gast. I
pretty much followed the diagram from OneWay to set it up. I am also using their
rotary adapter. Decided to mount it in a small cabinet on casters I already had.
Vacuum chucks made from PVC connectors and MDF. The seals are rubber o-rings
I purchased from a supplier in Toledo, OH. They have almost every size imaginable.
End view of vacuum chuck on the lathe.
Vacuum chuck in action, holding a 17" cherry platter.
I'm pulling 23 on the vacuum gauge...more than enough for anything I've turned.
This is a sawhorse bench I made for sawing up bowl blanks
It's made from some 6" x 8" treated timbers
All photos taken by David Peebles