An astragal attachment for a hand crank lathe. Astragals are used to create mouldings with a raised bead with narrow fillet on each side.

Lathe Attachment Turning Astragals

An astragal attachment for a hand crank lathe. Astragals are used to create mouldings with a raised…

"On the two vertical sides of the block there are screwed on two flat pieces of steel, that have holes near their lower ends, in which the worm journals run. The worm and the worm—wheel gear with each other. The worm is turned by a small hand wheel." —Grimshaw, 1902

Lathe Turning Astragals

"On the two vertical sides of the block there are screwed on two flat pieces of steel, that have holes…

"Break lathes can take in work of considerable length as well as of large diameter,—the treble-geared headstock and all other parts being in their case made of sufficient strength to bear the heavy strains which result from the increased size and weight of the work, a quality in which gap lathes are not unfrequntly deficient." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Break Lathe

"Break lathes can take in work of considerable length as well as of large diameter,—the treble-geared…

"This attachment, which may be readily affixed to any lathe, consists of a lever that is attached to a crank shaft, which latter has its bearings on the slide rest. From the crank there is a connecting rod which goes to the slide rest. By means of the lever the rest can be moved to and fro on condition that it is free from the cross feed." —Grimshaw

Cam Turning Attachment for Lathe

"This attachment, which may be readily affixed to any lathe, consists of a lever that is attached to…

A machine-tool for turning or shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material.

Lathe

A machine-tool for turning or shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material.

A machine for shaping a piece of material, such as wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis while pressing a fixed cutting or abrading tool against it.

Appliance Lathe

A machine for shaping a piece of material, such as wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis…

A face plate for milling on a lathe. The circular blades used for milling can be adjusted by using loosening or tightening the nuts for different cuts.

Relieving Milling Cutters Lathe

A face plate for milling on a lathe. The circular blades used for milling can be adjusted by using loosening…

"Where the lathe has no special taper turning attachment, the rig here described can readily be made and applied. The hand wheel of the cross feed is removed, and replaced by a hard—wood disk S that has a rim groove for a stout cord A. One end of this cord is attached to the tail stock at B, by means of a bent metal strip D. The conicity or degree of taper will be determined by the diameter of the disk S." —Grimshaw, 1902

Taper Turning and Boring Lathe Rig

"Where the lathe has no special taper turning attachment, the rig here described can readily be made…

The illustration shows a set up to turn irregular shaped materials using an ordinary lathe. The lathe is attached to the gear with a belt, where the gear turns the object in the tool holder.

Turning Irregular Shaped Materials using Ordinary Lathe

The illustration shows a set up to turn irregular shaped materials using an ordinary lathe. The lathe…

"A modern mechanic's lathe, has very different demands made upon it. For this the greatest possible steadiness in all the working parts is the main desideratum, and it is of great advantage to have the means of obtaining a slow speed, so as to be able to take the heaviest cuts which its strength and the power available to warrant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Mechanic's Lathe

"A modern mechanic's lathe, has very different demands made upon it. For this the greatest possible…

"The ordinary self-acting planing machine. Its action bears no resemblance to the familiar process of wood planing, but is analogous to that by which the successive cuts of a narrow tool produce a cylindrical surface in a slide lathe. A transverse table carries the work and forces it against the tool, which is stationary while making its cut, but between the cuts has a slight "feed" motion along its horizontal slide." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Planning Machine

"The ordinary self-acting planing machine. Its action bears no resemblance to the familiar process of…

"The belt is thrown on to set the machine in motion, the loose pulley is pressed aside by the spiral springs on the bolts, its rim entirely touches that of the fast pulley and helps to set this latter in motion by friction." —Grimshaw, 1902

Loose Driving Pulley

"The belt is thrown on to set the machine in motion, the loose pulley is pressed aside by the spiral…

"The pulley is first put in a revolver lathe and there bored and reamed, while on edge of the rim is turned at right angles to the hub bore. Then the pulley is unchecked, and put on a mandrel." —Grimshaw, 1902

Turning Belt Pulleys

"The pulley is first put in a revolver lathe and there bored and reamed, while on edge of the rim is…

An illustration of a boring rod by using a hand cranked lathe. This device creates a cylinder with a hollow center from rods.

Hand Crank Lathe Boring Rod

An illustration of a boring rod by using a hand cranked lathe. This device creates a cylinder with a…

"A self-acting screw-cutting lathe with double-geared headstock, of a type now well established, the arrangements for obtaining and varying this traversing motion may be observed. A steel leading screw runs along the front of the lathe bed, and with it the slide rest can be connected at pleasure. Two or more change wheels, properly proportioned as to the number of their teeth, connect the head of the screw with the hinder end of the mandrel." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Screw-Cutting

"A self-acting screw-cutting lathe with double-geared headstock, of a type now well established, the…

"The machine is in fact a lathe with a few special features, such as the hollow mandrel, which enables it to operate upon a bar of any length. Dies mounted on a modified form of slide-rest cut the thread to the full depth at a single traverse, and a simple arrangement enables nuts to be tapped with equal facility. In some other varieties of screwing machines, more particularly those intended for hand power only, the outward resemblance to the turning lathe is less apparent, but if their action is looked into it will be found that in them as in almost all machine tools it is the principle of the slide which is mainly conducive to their success." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Screwing Machine

"The machine is in fact a lathe with a few special features, such as the hollow mandrel, which enables…

"For work of moderate size shaping machines, which are more recent indroduction than either slotting or planning machines, both of which they resemble in theiraction, are in some respects more convenient. The slide which carries the tool is in their case horizontal, and its short but variable strokes are in a direction transverse to the bed, along which it can travel, just as a slide-rest travels along a lathe bed." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Shaping Machine

"For work of moderate size shaping machines, which are more recent indroduction than either slotting…

"Emery Shaping Machine." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Shaping Machine

"Emery Shaping Machine." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

A diagram illustrating the by using a fixed revolver head while spinning the lathe to create the cone shape.

Navy Ordnance Shells

A diagram illustrating the by using a fixed revolver head while spinning the lathe to create the cone…

"A pneumatic shifter moves the belt rapidly in either direction, holds it where it is put, and stays in any wished—for intermediate position." —Grimshaw, 1902

Pneumatic Belt Shifter

"A pneumatic shifter moves the belt rapidly in either direction, holds it where it is put, and stays…

"The self-acting slide-rest carries reduction by driving the lathe itself the small "feed" movement necessary for bringing the tool to bear on successive portions of the work, it dispenses wholly with the need for physical exertion on the part of the workman, and does not even demand his continuous supervision." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Slide-Rest

"The self-acting slide-rest carries reduction by driving the lathe itself the small "feed" movement…

A wooden hollow sphere created by using a lathe and wooden templet at a desired diameter.

Wooden Sphere

A wooden hollow sphere created by using a lathe and wooden templet at a desired diameter.

A machine for shaping a piece of material, such as wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis while pressing a fixed cutting or abrading tool against it.

Lathe Tool

A machine for shaping a piece of material, such as wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis…

A tool used to spin a piece of clay using converted motion from the users foot. Used mainly is making cylindrical objects.

Potters Wheel

A tool used to spin a piece of clay using converted motion from the users foot. Used mainly is making…