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Wood Lathes

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Synonyms: woodturning lathes; DE: Drechselbänke,
Drechselmaschinen
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: woodturning area
Access Requirements: Woodturning Introduction
Tutors: Lukas
Similar (More or Less): metal lathe

We have wood lathes in the wood workshop that can be used as an entry to woodturning - once a community of turning enthusiasts develops and the machines become too weak for more ambitious projects, we can think about replacing them with a professional model.


Tyme Avon

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Tyme Avon ATL301

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Type: Wood Lathe
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: woodturning area
Access Requirements: Woodturning Introduction
Status: accessories need documentation
Tutors: Lukas

The Tyme Avon is an old, but solidly built lathe that has replaced our flimsy Güde 1000.

Specs

We seem to have the Model ATL301 with 36" (915 mm) between centers and a bed length of 52" (1320 mm).

  • max. workpiece diameter (above bed): 280 mm (11")
    • max. workpiece diameter (swiveled 90°): 495 mm (19.5")
    • max. workpiece diameter (swiveled 180°): 610 mm (24")
  • max. workpiece length: 900 mm
  • spindle speeds: 470 - 750 - 1150 - 2000 rpm
  • motor: 550 W (3/4 hp)
  • spindle thread: M25 × 2 mm; internal No. 2 morse taper (MK2)
  • workholding options:
    • headstock: drive center, faceplate, four-jaw chuck, ...
    • tailstock: No. 2 morse taper (MK2) - accessories: rotating centers, our "usual" drill chucks also fit

Speed Selection

The lathe can run at various speeds depending on which pulleys are connected by the belt:

spindle speeds resulting from each belt position

Do not put excessive tension on the belt - you'll be very happy about the belt slipping in case you've made a mistake and the tool digs into the workpiece!

New belts are still sold at store.lathes.co.uk


Accessories

Holzmann D 460F

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Holzmann D 460F

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Type: Wood Lathe
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: woodturning area
Access Requirements: Woodturning Introduction
Status: operational
Manual: maschinenhandel-gronau.de (DE)
Tutors: Lukas

SAFETY NOTE: Make sure you lock the box with the on/off switch in place before use! DO NOT start the lathe when it can swivel, you may not be able to safely turn it off then and the belt/pulleys are exposed!

Specs

this lathe can be used with a drill chuck!
  • max. workpiece diameter: 254 mm
  • max. workpiece length: 450 mm
  • spindle speeds: 650-3800 rpm (variable)
  • motor: 370 W
  • spindle thread: M33
  • workholding options:
    • headstock: four-jaw chuck
    • tailstock: morse taper - accessories: rotating center, drill chuck

Speed Selection

The D 460F has an electronic speed selection which is regulated by a potentiometer (without scale!) above the on/off switch.

Upgrades/Improvements

Ideas:

  • it would be nice to fix the control box more properly - this should be coordinated with Micha Ba. who is the machine's owner!
  • get/make a faceplate and a drive center for more workholding flexibility


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