Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Bowl Lathe

Ezekiel Holliday
>I'm looking at building a bowl lathe in the next year or so. Here's my list of requirement so far.

1. 24" swing minnium
2. 1" 8tpi threaded spindle or adapters to make it 1" 8tpi
3. Variable speed AC drive. 2Hp minnium
4. Gearbox to allow extra tourque at low RPM

I've seen several lathes built without a tailstock. Is this a good idea? It sure would make the lathe easier to build.

Any recomendations or thoughs?

Thanks!

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