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Bowl lathe centres - will also work for spindle lathes!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:08 am
by gavin
George Lailey's lathe's (at Museum of English Rural Life ) right-hand poppet head has 2 irons in the top :
- a vertical tapered one to hold the tool-rest
- a double-bent 'L' iron (it's half a swastika, with one tip driven into the side of the poppet head

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The ruler gives you approx dimensions...
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So I forged something similar...
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(Images of this in use will follow in a week or so.)

I prefer to use a threaded 'T' left-hand centre - that's the shinier metal in this image...
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If you are making lathes at Doncaster AGM in May 2009 and wish to order some irons for delivery there, send me PM. To respect the non-commercial nature of this BB, please go to 'Traders Corner' viewtopic.php?f=21&t=685 to view the prices.

Re: Bowl lathe centres - will also work for spindle lathes!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:48 pm
by Nicola Wood
I think this belongs in 'traders corner' anyway Gavin.