How To Make A Pattern Copier For Your Woodworking Lathe by Deborah850Clayborn


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									How To Make A Pattern Copier For Your Woodworking Lathe
Lathe pattern copiers are expensive and are not available for many wood lathes. Pattern copiers are
widely-used to make duplicate turned spindles from a genuine. Here's how to make your personal.
You will need some 1/2 aluminum hoses as long as your lathe bed or a little bit longer to make your
own lathe pattern photo-copier. You will also need a number of 1/8" thick aluminium sheeting or you
can purchase some aluminum dessert sheets. Purchase a box of 10-40 bolts 1 1/2" lengthy and a
wing enthusiast and washer for each bolt. Buy a 2nd box of 10-40 bolts 1" lengthy with nylon-lined
lock nuts for every bolt. You will need (4) several " angle irons along with screws, as well. Other parts
for your lathe pattern copier can be produced out of any refuse wood you may have laying around the
The style of this lathe routine copier incorporates multiple feeler "fingers" suspended behind the lathe
along the aluminum pipe. These fingers tend to be adjusted to match the precise depth of the
reductions in your original transformed spindle. When you place a new spindle blank on the lathe, all
of the lathe pattern photo copier fingers you altered will be laying along with the blank. When you cut
into the bare, prepare yourself to stop slicing as soon as the fingers relating to that cut fall down and
from the cut.
Make a pair of, vertical support articles about 6" greater than the top of the most significant spindle
blank you are able to turn on that lathe. Note the outside dimension of the aluminum water line and
drill an opening of that size nearby the top of each assist post. Mount your posts using the viewpoint
irons on the lathe table immediately at the rear of the lathe. Put in the pipe by means of both holes to
be sure it fits.This will help place the aluminum palms of your lathe pattern copier so that they can
achieve the spindle you are converting.
Make a bunch of wooden blocks 3/4" by 1¼" x half a dozen " long. Drill a pipe sized opening in one
end of each one of them through the ¾" thickness. With the hindrances lying flat, lower through from
the conclusion into the hole with a 1/8" table saw edge. With the blocks standing on edge, drill totally
through each obstruct between the hole and also the end of the obstruct. Use a drill size slightly
larger the shaft diameter with the 10-40 bolts. Place one 1 ½" 10-40 bolt with the hole you just drilled
and place a wing nut and washing machine on the end. The concept is that the wooden obstructs will
slip upon the pipe as well as the bolts and mentorship nuts will hold these people in place by closing
up the 1/8" lower you made on the table saw.
Drill another bolt hole of the same dimension about 1/2" from the other end of the obstruct, centered
with the stop laying flat for the drill press stand. Cut another 1/8" slot, 1" strong and centered over the
1¼" dimension, at right angle towards the bolt hole. Take away one end with the pipe from the up and
down support posts. It's simple to mount the blocks along the pipe prior to replacing the tube in the
vertical assist post of your lathe pattern copier.
Cut aluminum fingers from the flat stock using a 1/4" blade about the band saw. The fingers ought to
measure 6" long and 3/4" vast. Both ends ought to be completely rounded (3/8" radius) on an side,
belt or compact disk sander. Drill a 10-40 bolt hole in one end of each one finger centered 1/2" from
the end. Mud the fingers sleek, removing saw represents and burrs.
Mount the aluminum hands onto the finishes of the wooden blocks, securing them in position with the
1" 10-40 bolts and fasten nuts. The metal fingers must be free to move up and straight down.
Now place your original spindle for the lathe. Set the actual fingers to just decline through, barely
holding the depth of each one cut. Place the 1st blank on the lathe with the fingers you simply
adjusted resting along with the spinning blank. Start cutting preventing as each kids finger falls
Bob Gillespie
©2010 Robert M. Gillespie, Jr.


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