Wood Lathes

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Wood Lathes

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Synonyms: woodturning lathes; DE: Drechselbänke,
Drechselmaschinen
Type: lathe
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: wood workshop
Access: upon personal introduction
Tutors: Lukas
Similar (More or Less): metal lathe

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


Güde 1000

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Güde 1000

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Type: lathe
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: wood workshop
Access: upon personal introduction
Status: needs some upgrades to the tool rest
Manual: Guede.com
Tutors: Lukas

The "Güde" wood lathe is very simple, but okay for learning how to turn wood.

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 should soon tweak this machine to improve usability (also see issue #7) :

  • replace pulley adjustment and casing screws by thumbwheels or so
  • add a clamping lever to the tool rest's nut
  • buy (or turn on the metal lathe) an 18 to 33 mm adapter (to match common accessories like faceplates)
  • buy (or make) a faceplate Micha brought in enough accessories for the start :-)


Holzmann D 460F

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Holzmann D 460F

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Type: lathe
Material: woodturning blanks
Used with: face shield, woodturning tools
Location: wood workshop
Access: upon personal introduction
Status: operational
Manual: maschinenhandel-gronau.de (DE)
Tutors: Lukas

This tool is not ready for usage yet, since not all commissioning steps are completed yet. 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: Holzmann D 460F Done
Take a picture - Done
Find the manual as PDF only DE done
Documentation more info welcome of course.. good enough as a start
Print QR-Code use the wikicrawler pending
Introduction Woodturning Introduction done
Security Check swiveling control box may be dangerous => included a safety note below done
Test to be done or witnessed by a manager done
tool's name, owner and approx. value Lukas done
Last step: make it available physically and in the wiki - then delete this template pending


We have got another wood lathe, which needs some documentation before it can actually be used.

SAFETY NOTE: Make sure you familiarize yourself with the on/off switch before use! The control box swivels and can move away from you if you push the button, be prepared for that!

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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