Most of us who own a lathe with a centre height of 3 inches or more at times feel we would like a smaller one for those fiddly bits. This design for such a lathe by the late Mr J.T. Bergin appeared in issue 7 of MEW with the kind permission of Mrs Bergin.
The lathe can be adapted to suit available materials and, whilst complete in itself for use with a graver, the design does not include a cross slide. It shoudl be within the abilities of most makers to add such a facility if they wish.
As usual, the full size plan is contained in these two lowres jpeg files and full detail accompanying pdf versions, lower down the page are individual pages that can be printed on A4 sheets and taped together.
Or download the plans as A4 pages to be taped together:
Thanks as ever to Nick Farr for scanning these plans.
|Free Plan: A Simple Lathe|
By Neil Wyatt
by Neil Wyatt
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