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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: wood workshop
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

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Type: Wood Lathe
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: Woodturning Introduction
Status: in commissioning (not yet usable)
Tutors: Lukas



The Tyme Avon is an old, but solidly built lathe that will soon replace the flimsy Güde 1000.


This tool is not ready for use yet since not all commissioning steps have been completed. The process is not yet tracked on GitHub. Feel free to contribute to making it usable, any help is very welcome!

Task comment Status
Name the tool: Tyme Avon (exact model TBD by bed length) pending
Take a picture - pending
Find the manual as PDF print version for sale (expensive) here; reportedly not very useful beyond machine specs not available
Documentation explain (& photograph?) all major accessories and setup options; possible starting point besides manual: http://www.lathes.co.uk/tyme/ pending
Print QR-Code use the wikicrawler pending
Introduction Woodturning Introduction may need slight changes - TBD pending
Security Check was fitted with an EU plug and a longer cord by Johannes; belt runs into the side of its pulleys -> move one pulley by approx. 1 mm pending
Test to be done or witnessed by a manager pending
tool's name, owner and approx. value donated by Joe; value not yet known pending
Last step: make it available physically and in the wiki - then delete this template pending



Specs

Apparently sold in different versions[1] - let's measure to see what we got

  • 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: ???
  • spindle speeds: 470 - 750 - 1150 - 2000 rpm
  • motor: 550 W (3/4 hp)
  • spindle thread: ??? M25 × 2 mm or Whitworth 3/4" x 16 tpi
  • workholding options:
    • headstock: ??? faceplate, four-jaw chuck, ...
    • tailstock: ??? No. 2 morse taper - accessories: rotating center, ???


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: wood workshop
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


Güde 1000

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Güde 1000

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Type: Wood Lathe
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: Woodturning Introduction
Status: functional
(needs some more documentation)
Manual: Guede.com
Tutors: Lukas



The "Güde" wood lathe is very simple, but was okay for first attempts at woodturning. It will soon be replaced by the Tyme Avon which should be much more satisfying.

Caution - Overheats Old Fuses

This lathe may trip an old-fashioned fuse (circuit breaker, Sicherung) when turned off an on repeatedly as every start of the motor draws a lot of power. To prevent this issue, plug the lathe into the "modern" black/white outlet box below the main power Verteiler to the right of the lathe! Please ask a tutor or manager if you're not sure about any of this.

Specs

  • max. workpiece diameter: 320 mm
  • max. workpiece length: 1000 mm
  • spindle speeds: 850 - 1250 - 1750 - 2510 rpm
  • motor: 370 W
  • spindle thread: M18
  • workholding options: drive center (Vielzack-Stirnmitnehmer/"Dornenkrone"), four-jaw chuck, faceplate (wrong thread)

Speed Selection

The lathe can run at various speeds depending on which pulleys are connected by the belt (picture on the housing). 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!

Upgrades/Improvements

We have tweaked this machine to improve usability (also see issue #7) :

In addition, these accessories might be interesting in the future:



Further Reading

  1. Model ATL300 with 24" (610 mm) between centres, the ATL301 with 36" (915 mm) or the ATL301 that admitted 48" (1220 mm) in bed lengths of 40", 52" and 62" (1016, 1320 and 1575 mm).