Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
bowl lathe design questions

chris rolke
>i am thinking of making a bowl lathe ( for roughly 24 " diameter bowls)

i have a few questions
first off i like this one with a few exceptions

http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=26160

i dont care for the 1" spindle would rather go for a 1.25" spindle

i am thinking of using pillow blocks and a machined shaft to get my spindle
how would the shaft stay in the pillow blocks?

i also dont care for the rpm range (low end is too fast )thinking of going to a VFD or the like

anything anyone has for idea about making a lathe and or design ideas

thnaks

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