- 10 Nov 2006
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This lathe is a short bed and the proper tailstock is a swan neck with and morse taper 2 attachment gives you about 15inch between centresBlister":1y32cj64 said:
Aled Dafis":1c8crswz said:The big issue I have with these Graduates is that they only swing 12" bowls over the bed, unless you indulge in some serious engineering (or drop a shedload for the upgrade kit). I've seen one heavily modified Graduate that swings about 18", which is what I believe they should have been designed to do in the first instance, and it was a great machine! It's a real shame as these are fantastic machines, just wrongly designed (in my view).
Aled (sorry to go a little off topic)
That's excellent, one of my year 11's has also bought a lathe recently.richburrow":470kv6dm said:I think that one was bought by one of my year 11s dads, I will check next week, he was definatly watching it and phoned the college up.
Just about every time I turn a bowl, I always start between centres with out of balance lumps just for that extra bit of support. Have you seen Glenn Lucas' vids on Youtube/DVD, he roughs out all his bowls (1000's :shock: ) between centres using a 6" drive centre/plate.richburrow":470kv6dm said:I get what you are saying about the 8" swing but be honest how often do you turn more than 8" between centres.
The main reason he does them between centres is because he does 1000s...Aled Dafis":3sj9uc2n said:Have you seen Glenn Lucas' vids on Youtube/DVD, he roughs out all his bowls (1000's :shock: ) between centres using a 6" drive centre/plate.