What is the Role of Headstock in Lathe?

The business end of any lathe-the part that drives the work-is the headstock assembly. The headstock is fixed permanently at the left end of the bed and consists of either a casting, a welded steel body, or an extrusion that holds a spindle set in bearings. A pulley...
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What is the Role of BED in a Lathe?

The lathe bed supports the headstock, tailstock, and tool-rest assembly and is in turn supported by a stand. The earliest lathe beds were no more than two wood planks, and wood is still used on some modern lathes. Wood has much to recommend itself as a bed material-it...
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How a Lathe is Constructed?

The earliest lathes were made of wood, and the use of wood as a bed material has survived to the present (I designed and turn on such a lathe ). More commonly today, though, lathes are made with all-metal parts. Yo u’re likely to encounter several lathe-construction materials:...
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What is a WoodTurning Lathe?

Wood turning is the art of shaping a rotating piece of wood by the application of sharp tools. The machine that holds and rotates the wood is a lathe. The wood turning lathe is a simple workshop tool that can greatly expand your woodworking horizon. If you want to...
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History of Lathe

THE LATHE IS ONE OF THE OLDEST complex tools known to man, but determining an exact date of its invention is impossible. The first lathes were undoubtedly springpole or bow lathes that were powered by the operator. On a typical springpole lathe, the work was held between a set of...
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Standard Operating Procedures for Tool Room Lathes

Lathes are very versatile. They are usually used to machine (turn) round (cylindrical) parts, but can also produce many unique and irregular shapes. A lathe can drill, ream, turn, knurl, cut and shape cylindrical parts. The type of machine in the UCR Mechanical Engineering Machine...
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Center Lathe Machine Craft and Design

The centre lathe or metal turning lathe is a machine used to turn metal or plastic bar into cylindrical shapes. In addition there are my other operations that can be done on this type of lathe. The work, which usually rotates towards the operator, can...
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Sharpening Tools in WoodTurning Lathe

Grinder Once some tools have been acquired they must be sharpened correctly. To do this a grinder will be required. All that most amateurs need is a relatively cheap machine with two 6in. wheels, a coarse and a fine. At the time of writing new...
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Tools Used in WoodTurning Lathe

The range of woodturning tools on the market today is enormous. Ashley Iles, for example, produce 350 different woodturning tools. These are all standard tools made in a range of sizes in carbon steel or high speed steel. In addition a number of manufacturers are...
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Workshop and Equipment used in WoodTurning Lathe

The workshop The first thing anybody taking up woodturning must contemplate is where they are going to put their lathe and other equipment. This obviously depends on the size and amount of the equipment and the working space required. But there are other considerations. The...
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Learning to Turn in WoodTurning Lathe

The Art of Woodturning Woodturning is an art not a science. Each skilled practitioner has his own particular way of doing things. The reason for this is that wood unlike, say, metal or plastic, is not an homogeneous substance. No two pieces of wood are...
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General Lathe Operations and Machining

To obtain good results on the lathe, a knowledge of the variable factors of speeds, feeds, cutting oils, and materials is necessary, as well as the mechanical application of the cutter bits to the workpiece. Cutting speeds, feeds, depth of cut, and cutting oils, if used, are different for...
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Safety Precautions For Lathes

1. In machining operations, there is one sequence of events that one must always follow: SAFETY FIRST, ACCURACY SECOND, AND SPEED LAST. With this in mind, let’s look at some of the more important safety precautions that should be observed before and during lathe operations. 2. Lathe accidents...
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Accessories of Lathe

1. Chucks Workpieces are held to the headstock spindle of the lathe with chucks, faceplates, or lathe centers. A lathe chuck is a device that exerts pressure on the workpiece to hold it secure to the headstock spindle or tailstock spindle. Commonly used with the lathe are the independent...
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Lathe Cutting Tools

A machine tool is no more efficient than its cutting tool. There is nothing in shop work that should be given more thoughtful consideration than cutting tools. Time is always wasted if an improperly shaped tool is used. The cutting action of the tool depends...
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Essential Features of the Lathe

General To learn the operation of the lathe, one must first be familiar with the names and functions of the principal parts. In studying the principal parts in detail, remember that all lathes provide the same general function even though the design may differ among...
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