Converted Record Lathe

Now sold and replaced with something a bit more substantial - more anon!

What a Record: 

Headstock with 3 phase motor,hand wheel and vacuum chuck

Hand wheel with indexing


Indexing pin and replacement top cover knob

Cam-Lock toolrest.  This took hours to make but really is 'one-handed' in operation


Electronic motor control panel. 
Speeds from a few RPM to 6,200 RPM

Tailstock revolving centre with
MDF 'auto extraction' ring

Vacuum take-off.  Headstock spindle is 'bored out'

The vacuum chuck - a real sucker!


All in use with Mk1 vac chuck.
Note: I'm turning at the rear of the lathe with extrension.


The vacuum pump, gauge and filters. Very quiet running and pulls 22"mg all day long

The tool station holds practically everything needed.  Handles (2 with keyless chucking) and all gouges - none fitted with handles!


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