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Using varied wood lathe part and fittings the tool produces round forms by spinning the wood between its centers while the operator shapes it with various chisels and gouges pressed against the wood.
Maximum turning diameter depends on the distance from spindle centers to bed of lathe. To turn a long object, find the approximate center at each end and mount it on the spur center supplied with the lathe. This center fits into and is turned by the motor driven headstock spindle at the left end of the lathe.
The other end of the work is supported by a cup center whose point is cranked into the wood by the tailstock feed handle. The center acts as support and bearing and must be oiled before the turning begins.
Set the tool rest about ¼ inch from the work. With the lathe at low speed rough the wood to round form with a gouge. Start about 2 inches from the tailstock end. Repeat, gradually working toward and finally off the headstock end. After roughing to shape, increase the lathe speed to 2800 rpm from 2400 rpm and finish with tools to suit the shape.
To shape a shallow form such as a bowl, screw the wood to a faceplate and mount this in turn to the headstock spindle. Safety considerations
Always use goggles, remove your tie, wear snug fitting sleeves or roll them up and stand to one side when turning on the motor.
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