A Small Turret Lathe For The Shop
Copyright 2007 by James P. Riser
I ran across this nifty little turret lathe while looking
for another type of machine. It was the right size for my shop
and the types of goodies that I manufacture - so I decided to
The lathe has a
collet closer for 5C collets...
A double cross slide for machining...
And a 6 position
The lathe needed minimal cleaning and as I did not
want another disassemble/painting project, I chose to merely clean
up this machine and use it as cleaned.
Here are a couple of labels...
The control panel...
And the speed control for a 4 speed transmission which
is shifted while the lathe is running...
The lathe also
came with a headstock cut off slide...
A previous owner
had cut out part of the cabinet end to install a smaller pulley
for a slower speed range...
Since I will want more speed than the previous owner,
I'll reinstall a larger pulley and link belts...
pulley replaced with a larger size.
This new pulley should give me a speed range from about
700 to 3500 rpm - more to my liking.
Here is the collant pump...
Since I will not be using this machine every day, I'll
not be using the collant pump and may convert the right hand base
compartment into storage.
Yes, I added casters to the lathe for easy moving.
They do not interfere with lathe operations for what I do. The
casters will get blocked when the bar feed is in use.
A few extras...
The lathe came equipped with a gravity type of bar
feeder (not pictured) which I'll install later.
Below is some of the tooling that I have picked up
to allow me to use this lathe to its full advantage in the manufacture
of my items.
The cleaned up machine ready to roll in to my shop.