View Full Version : Rose engine lathe plans

12th Jun 2007, 01:14 PM
John Magill has posted his plans for a rose engine on the
www.ornamentalturners.org site.
Its made up from MDF but looks very good.The complete overview,build instructions and detailed prints are available as a free pdf download.
In the build instructions there are references for cutting frame manufacturers.

I have just purchased the mdf and will start on the metal parts shortly.
Thanks Ed Shelton

12th Jun 2007, 01:33 PM
Have it done over the weekend I imagine :p

Good luck :2tsup:

Skew ChiDAMN!!
12th Jun 2007, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the link! :thyel:

The problem with seeing these is that I compare 'em to what I've already accomplished and want to strip it down and make a few "tweaks." I mean, it's easier to make such mods now rather than after I've finished building it, right?

The fact that it's taken me one or five years to get it this far :- and making these mods will probably set me back another one or two shouldn't count, should it? :rolleyes:

dai sensei
12th Jun 2007, 09:14 PM
Downloaded and stored for another day's project - Thanks for the link

13th Jun 2007, 08:58 PM
Jon's plans are excellent. I modified my version of Geoff O'Loughlin's lathe plans to incorporate some of Jon's ideas.

7th Jul 2007, 01:52 PM
See also http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=52209

1st Sep 2007, 09:48 AM
dunno if this link has been posted yet but Jacks plans look pretty interesting.

Slightly different construction methods to the other plans and uses a router trimmer as the cutter...looks like a lower cost system and by the pics of work seems to work pretty well.


have fun..

Jack Chick
2nd Sep 2007, 12:05 AM
Thank for the link John, but this link will work better to get plans for the Chick Rose Engine Lathe.
www.woodartbyjack.com (http://www.woodartbyjack.com)
The other one changes everytime I update the plans.

3rd Sep 2007, 05:37 AM
Reeves please ck the url on the post above.
All I get is file not found.

3rd Sep 2007, 07:38 AM
Reeves please ck the url on the post above.
All I get is file not found.

yeah u gotta go to jacks general site first


and hes got a page when he collects your details before you can load the plans..


i had an auto forum response that he had added mor einfo about the link but it seems to have disappered...


3rd Sep 2007, 11:52 AM
Reeves thanks for the url. Now to study the plans.
Thanks again
Ed Shelton

QC Inspector
3rd Sep 2007, 04:45 PM
I downloaded Jacks plans on the 27th and he sent a personal e-mail to me the next day asking for feedback and offering help if needed. A stand up guy.:2tsup:

11th Sep 2007, 06:21 AM
There are four clickable links in the middle of the homepape for this woodturning group.Lathe was built by Gordon McMullen.
More ideas to study. Thanks
Ed Shelton