My WW Lathe Setup
Copyright 2005 by James
On this page is shown the setup I have made for my WW lathe.
Since everything was put together on a rather limited budget,
some pieces shown are not in mint condition. But all pieces displayed
here are in very good working condition. Any problems are merely
cosmetic. It is the best I have been able to assemble with the
funds available. This is the lathe I use for extremely fine machining
of parts for the items I manufacture. This is a working machine
not a display item.
A stainless steel tray from a restaurant supply store
is the chip pan - to catch chips and oil.
The hardwood base was constructed to contain extra
parts as well as the motor speed control.
The whole unit may be picked up and moved as one piece,
The magnifier lamp plugs into a hole in the wood base
Collets are readily available in the aluminum collet
rack mounted on the back of the wood base.
Most extra parts for the lathe are stored in the drawer.
A better view inside
Here are a few of the "extras" required for
The wire chucks
Tool rests and a
Two stage cross slides...
A three stage cross
Angles are easily
The tailstock is a collet holding model.
WW colets are held
There are even male and female dead centers for special
The drive system for this lathe consists of a variable
speed DC motor, a controller, and a two step pulley option. This
allows two speed ranges - both variable.
The two steps of both the motor pulley and headstock
pulley may easily be seen here.
The drive belt is a synthetic leather belt.
I have mounted
the motor so that it may swing back and forth to adjust tension
on the belt.
As with most WW lathes, the headstock is set up for
I use these custom
made loupes to see what I am making.
This is what the lathe looks like - ready for action.
second WW lathe is dedicated to drilling pinions and milling.
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