Wooden lathe specifications
Dimensions shown in centimeters
Specifications (when built as per the plans)
|Overall dimensions (without motor)||92 x 27 x 18 cm||35" x 11" x 7"
|Overall weight (without motor)||9 kg ||20 lbs
|Maximum workpiece length (with 80 cm bed)||43.4 cm||17"
|Maximum bowl diameter||26 cm||10"
(with 1750 RPM motor and 2"/3"/4" step pulley)
Use an induction motor with 1450 or 1750 RPM, 1/4 hp to 1/2 hp.
Old clothes dryer motors, top loading washer motors, or furnace blower motors
can be used.
Do not use universal motors (motors with brushes), as these run much too fast.
However, you could power it with a hand drill chucked directly onto the back
of the drive shaft (you will have to make the drive shaft a bit longer)
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