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10-25-2005, 12:06 PM
is there anyone out there that has built a CNC Wood lathe
Is there no one??
take a look at a shopbot indexer.
Marshall's millworks has pictures on their site of products and the indexer I think: http://marshallsmillwork.com/
01-04-2006, 04:18 PM
i converted my unimat lathe, it is not your typical wood lathe, even though that is what i have always used it for. although i am planning to convert my real wood lathe soon. it is 50 year old unit, very heavy duty. i have aquired some thk linear bearings and am really just waiting for some ballscrews and springtime.
on my unimate i made an attachment so i could use a rotary tool on it, i will do the same on the big wood lathe. i also added a stepper to the spindle so that i could cut threads. it works very well.
01-04-2006, 04:57 PM
Check out www.crankorgan.com he has built one and is selling plans I think.
Hope this helps. :)
01-14-2006, 03:46 PM
That was a great link. I hope to get lined out on that woodturtle.
02-03-2006, 04:29 PM
I bought the plans to the wood turtle and someday may get around to putting it together.. For now I'm gonna break down and just buy this..
03-09-2006, 03:22 AM
It would seem to me there are so many disparities between wood and metal lathes it would be a difficult assignment. IF the wood is superhard like rosewood lignum viti[sp?] then metal cutting tooling could possibly be used.Softer wood it wood just tear up and detail,wood lath tools are used in a grain sensitive way.
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