Build a Home Workshop Turret Lathe Plans
These plans are for making a pipe center lathe attachment.
While the turret lathe is essentially
a tool for the production of work in
large quantities, a 6-in. lathe of the type
described in this article will be found
exceedingly useful in the small experimental
shop. With a center held in the
main turret, the machine may be used
as a simple engine lathe, and when a
number of similar pieces are to be turned
out in a hurry the work may be performed
in almost as expeditious a manner
as on a commercial turret lathe.
This machine was built and used by the
the spindle first, then re-center and finish
the outside. The nose is taper-bored to
take the collets, and threaded eight
threads per inch, U. S. standard, to fit
the faceplates and chucks.
the work of building can
be done in a workshop
equipped only with a vise
and bench drill, with the
necessary small tools, as
flat cold-rolled steel is
used for the ways, carriage,
and other parts of
that character; it will be
necessary, however, to
have certain things, such
as the machining of the
headstock and the cutting
of the feed screw, done
in a machine shop, but this is a small item.
How to Make a Home Turret Lathe Plans
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