The Acto Mini Lathe Plans


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This little lathe is not a toy! It is a fully functioning metal lathe capable of machining all metals to precise specifications.

The dovetailed bed, cross slide and compound slide, all travel on cast iron machined from readily available cast iron round sections. Included in the plans are a face plate, driving plate and a two jaw chuck. Both the headstock & tailstock quill have a 1 MT taper to allow various tooling to be alternated from either end.

Power for the lathe is a 12 volt motor with pulley system giving 5 speeds

This little lathe has 170 mm between centres, swings 65 mm over the carriage and over 120 mm over bed.

As with all our other plans these are full working drawings with every part drawn separately and redrawn again as an assembly for ultimate understanding.