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    Default Unveiling New OT Lathe

    Last Wednesday OTGA members in Sydney met at Alf Jordon's (president of OTGA) place for the unveiling of his new dedicated Ornamental Turning lathe.

    The lathe itself is from H&F's with a few modifications for access to drive pulleys attachment of drive shafts which fold out of the way for other types of OT work. Like all OT and Rose Engine lathes its a work in progress.

    The Eccentric Chuck was built as it would have been all those years ago long before sintered bearings the grinding of shafts done to close tolerances. Although this shows the set up with a pencil and paper for demo, it does take cutters to create patterns.

    First 3 photo's Alf's old Alfa 1 machine his original build.

    The rest the new gear

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    Thanks for that Ray, must say I didn't recognise that lathe.

    As it happened I was in H&F yesterday and there it was, seems a very nice lathe for the money. On special atm for $1650. EVS with powerful - 2hp - DC brushless motor, nicely machined bed, solid stand and it has tailstock travel of over 100mm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Shed View Post
    Thanks for that Ray, must say I didn't recognise that lathe.

    As it happened I was in H&F yesterday and there it was, seems a very nice lathe for the money. On special atm for $1650. EVS with powerful - 2hp - DC brushless motor, nicely machined bed, solid stand and it has tailstock travel of over 100mm!
    Well done to all concerned, especially Alf I guess.
    Looks like it has real potential especially for those who are not inclined to make up there own bits and pieces.
    I will be interested in following its progress.

    Cheers
    Edwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwards View Post
    Well done to all concerned, especially Alf I guess.
    Looks like it has real potential especially for those who are not inclined to make up there own bits and pieces.
    I will be interested in following its progress.

    Cheers
    Edwards

    I'll pass your comments on Bronte

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinround View Post
    I'll pass your comments on Bronte

    Just looking at the photos again and I well understand safety was not a major concern when OT lathes were orininally designed hundred plus years ago, this one with the rotating shaft, pulley and belt perfectly positioned in the front of the machine to catch any clothing or body parts should be a real concern to those selling and using it.
    The shaft obviously should be repositioned and covered for commercial sale and common sense.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwards View Post
    Just looking at the photos again and I well understand safety was not a major concern when OT lathes were orininally designed hundred plus years ago, this one with the rotating shaft, pulley and belt perfectly positioned in the front of the machine to catch any clothing or body parts should be a real concern to those selling and using it.
    The shaft obviously should be repositioned and covered for commercial sale and common sense.

    Cheers
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    Bronte well spotted

    The other problem is access to cross slide vice machine head and vice, tooling you either have to lower the pullies or work over them.

    Ray

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    Just as a comparison for older original OT lathes here's a pic


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    Yep a w.h.a.s nightmare ! but arent they amazing? im sure if you can work and apreciate these tools ,keeping out of the way is easy, good luck and happy turning . Bob

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    Default eccentric chuck

    purchsing eccentric chuch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Boyd View Post
    purchsing eccentric chuch?

    Hi Frank welcome to the forum.

    Not sure what your saying about purchasing an eccentric Chuck could you enlighten????

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    Mighty interesting machine, also interesting with your own eyes to see a demonstration of this machine. I get lots of thoughts when I look at the pictures, very tempting to try something yourself to build in the most simple way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Boyd View Post
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    Welcome to the forum. If I was to guess he might be asking what is an eccentric chuck.

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    Default Eccentric Chuck

    Who ever built the chuck with all the gears and such should be able to build more. Than maybe i could build the rest of the lathe, maybe.--- That is what i ment,-- to purchas chuck. -- This eccentric chuck is vear cool. been having trobel sending on this form.

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    Frank the fellow who built the attachments for the lathe is a top engineer Greg (not the owner of the lathe) is a very talented fellow.

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