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Ricc Havens
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Increase the swing of lathe for one project
Apr 21st, 2017 at 9:25am
 
I was given an Australian Red Mallee burl. It's about 17-1/2" so it's a little too big for the swing of my Jet 1642. The weight of the burl is not an issue as it's not very thick - it's jusst too big in diameter. I do not want to cut it to fit and lose the natural edges of the burl. Unfortunately, I don't drive due to a vision issue and there is no club within a reasonable driving distance anyway. The closest clubs are over an hour or more away and none of the members live close to me either. So, finding someone with a bigger lathe isn't much of an option. Even if someone with a bigger lathe was close by I would rather have the option of turning it in my shop at my convenience since I may not have the time to do all the turning at one time.

Does anyone have any ideas, pics, plans, etc on increasing the swing by adding a homemade lowered bed extension since the headstock can be slid to the end of the lathe?

Or, Maybe plans, pics, etc of a floor standing or outboard tool rest that I can use the banjo on?

And even though I appreciate the offers of help by those of you who will suggest having me ship the burl to you - that's just not going to happen!!

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Re: Increase the swing of lathe for one project
Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 10:34am
 
Wyoming Woodturner has a video on youtube where he makes an outboard tool rest using a 5 gallon bucket, concrete and some pipe. Not difficult to do and he has used it for quite a while.

Best of luck with your project. Would love to see some pics when finished.
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Re: Increase the swing of lathe for one project
Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 1:19pm
 
If you take some 1" material and raise the headstock, the problem becomes how do you lock it down.  I doubt that the existing lock down will expand an inch.  If it does your idea would seem to work but it definitely needs to be locked down.
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Re: Increase the swing of lathe for one project
Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 1:38pm
 
Al... his idea wasn't to raise the headstock.

He wants to slide the headstock to the end of the bed and then use an outboard tool rest.

There are more than a few listed on google but none are very cheap.


Seriously... your ONLY solution is to send it to me!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Grin Grin

(the only one that works for me!!!)
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Reply #4 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 5:51pm
 
Ricc

Powermatic has a outboard turning stand that they sell for  $471 at Tools Plus which is where I bought my PM352b and are wonderful folks.  If you buy that you can make other things like that from now on also.

Here is a link

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Re: Increase the swing of lathe for one project
Reply #5 - Apr 24th, 2017 at 7:56am
 
Arlin,  that's just too expensive on my disability income budget.

Ralph, I'm still looking for another solution instead of your final suggestion!! Grin Grin

Buck,  I will check out Wyoming Woodturner youtube channel - THANKS!

Al,  your suggestion has som merit and Kyle Toth has a video on youtube someone on another forum recommended.  It also involves buying or having someone weld a tool rest with a longer post to use the eisting banjo.

Thanks for the ideas guys!  keep them coming if someone has some other ideas.

THANKS
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Reply #6 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 1:28pm
 
I can understand about the income.
I am a 100% disabled vet and they do not pay us very well. We make it from payday to payday and with any extra money I teach other vets how to turn.

You can see if a company who does welding will make one for you or you can buy some 2" tube steel and cut and bolt one together.  Like someone said here the front can be set in 5 gallon bucket of concrete to make it heavy to withstand the beating.
If you do it yourself it would cost less then $75
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