These are the workshop machinery plans for an interesting little Multi Function Lathe, originally built as a copy & taper turning lathe. It is also very useful as a general purpose centre lathe, with a variable speed feed (not geared to the spindle) similar to most milling machines.
The multi function lathe, as a small centre lathe, performs most functions (except screw cutting) required & would make a welcome addition to any workshop as a second, (third, fourth, fifth) lathe.
When drilling, the lever quill is really excellent for tiny drills allowing ultimate control, however it also may be hand wound or power fed simply be inserting a pin.
As a copy lathe you can have the ability to produce precision or decorative multiple parts quickly & accurately.
The taper turning setup we designed is unique, giving “micrometer” accuracy for both in / ft & degrees.
|Distance between centres||400mm|
|Swing over bed||260mm|
|Swing over cross slide||140mm|
|Headstock taper||4 MT|
|Tailstock taper||3 MT|
|Carriage lead screw pitch||3mm or 1/8”|
|Motor power||.55 kW (3/4 HP)|
|4 Spindle speeds||365 RPM / 548 RPM|
|626 RPM / 940 RPM|