Abstract: A chucking device, which includes a rotationally-drivable spindle, a chucking means for mechanical chucking of a chucked object arranged on the spindle, a drive gearwheel, and a drive for rotationally driving the gearwheel. The chucking means has a rotating body, which has gear teeth and allows, through rotational movement, the chucked object to be chucked or unchucked. The drive gearwheel has gear teeth configured for complementary engagement with the gear teeth of the rotating body. The gear teeth of the rotating body and drive gearwheel are designed to provide flank play, such that the drive gearwheel can assume a neutral angular position with respect to the rotating body so that the gear teeth of the rotating body and drive gearwheel do not touch each other.
Abstract: A lathe accessory for a band saw including a foundation assembly adapted to attach to a table for the band saw. A translating layer assembly engages the foundation assembly and is permitted to move thereon. A carriage assembly is disposed on the translating layer, the carriage assembly further comprising a frame subassembly and a bulkhead subassembly, the frame subassembly further comprising an endwall adapted to support a left end of a workplace, and a front frame rail and back frame rail both connected to a frame leg to thereby slidably connect the frame subassembly to the translating layer. The bulkhead subassembly forms the other side of the carriage to secure the other end of the workpiece. Internal components within the bulkhead motorize the bulkhead, such that the workpiece can be turned and manipulated in two dimensions as the bandsaw blade cuts the rotating workpiece.
Abstract: The machining space of a machine tool is covered by a cover. A wall section is arranged on the bottom section of the cover of a machine tool, in such a manner that there is a slight gap between the telescopic cover and the side faces of the wall section. Since the gaps between the side faces of the wall section and the side faces of the telescopic cover are small, then it is possible to prevent cutting chips from going into a space beneath the telescopic cover and accumulating under the telescopic cover.
Abstract: A chuck (1) for angular offset woodturning including a first member (2) adapted to be secured to a lathe, and a second member (3) adapted to support a work piece and secured to the first member in such that the second member is oriented with respect to the first member between at least two configurations. The first member having a first axis (4) coaxial with an axis of rotation of the lathe and the second member having a second axis (5), and in one of the configurations the second axis is coaxial with the first axis, and in the other configuration the second axis is angularly offset. The chuck further includes a releasable fastening member (12) incorporating alignment members allowing the second member to be secured in one of the two configurations and that in the other configuration the second axis lies relative to said first axis at one of a number of predetermined angular offsets.
Abstract: A wood lathe includes an axial moving unit with a movable seat, which is sleeved movably on a driving rod and a guide rod that are parallel to each other. A driving gear is disposed rotatably on the movable seat, and engages a gear-engaging member of the driving rod. When an actuator member is rotated, the gear rotates synchronously therewith so as to move the movable seat on the driving rod. A sample bar and a bar blank are held on a bed of the lathe. A blade is carried on the movable seat for cutting the bar blank. A tracing unit is disposed on the movable seat so that a groove pattern on the sample bar is traced mechanically and is duplicated on the bar blank.
Abstract: A wood-turning lathe includes a driven shaft mounted with a pulley unit having a plurality of angularly spaced retaining holes, a spring-biased pin and a cam member associated with both the pin and the pulley unit. When the cam member is moved to a locking position, the pin is urged by the cam member to engage a selected one of the retaining holes in the pulley unit to immobilize the pulley unit. When the cam member is moved to an unlocking position, the pin disengages from the selected one of the retaining holes in the pulley unit to permit rotation of the pulley unit.
Abstract: A wood turning tool especially useful for roughing out operations. An angle grinder is mounted to a pair of parallel plates. The parallel plates are coupled together with a screw drive mechanism. The lower of the parallel plates has a perpendicular rod suitable for mating with the lathe banjo. A roughing out cutting operation is carried out by advancing the angle grinder fitted with a circular chain saw blade into the workpiece using the screw drive mechanism. Various texturing operations can be carried out using other cutters and wire brushes. The angle at which the cutting device addresses the workpiece can be adapted to various angles.
Abstract: A cutting tool for cutting a work piece and catching debris during turning operations is described herein. The cutting tool comprises a tubular cutting member having first and second ends, the first end having a sharpened edge, and a debris receiving means connected to the second end. The tubular cutting member may have a number of different cross-sections providing a number of different cutting tool configurations for use in turning operations. The debris receiving means may further include a flexible hose having a first hose end and a second hose end, wherein the first hose end is connected to the second end of said tubular cutting member. The hose may be connected to a vacuum source to more effectively collect debris generated during turning operations. The tubular cutting member could be made in a range of sizes from one quarter inch to two inches in diameter, with a nominal tube length of from three inches to twenty inches, or even larger where needed.
Abstract: A copying cutting device for wood lathes including two securing stems, two form securing devices each transversely mounted at the bottom end of each securing stem, a guide track device mounted above the securing stems, a cutter mounting device having a cutter mounted thereon screwably provided at the bottom side of the guide track device, and a form tracing device screwably disposed at the rear end of the cutter. The forms securing device positions a copy, and a tracing rod of the form tracing device urges against the tracing edge of the copy. The cutter slides in the cutter mounting device, which in turn slides in the guide track device. The cutter cuts the workpiece following the contour of the copy with the help of the tracing rod.
Abstract: A positioning device for a driving shaft of a lathe chuck includes a casing, a motor received in the casing with a driving shaft of the motor extending through a first end and a second end of the casing, and a disk disposed to the first end of the casing and threadedly mounted to the driving shaft. The disk has at least one hole defined therethrough and the first end of the casing has a plurality of holes defined therethrough so that a pin is removably extending through the hole in the disk and received in one of the holes in the first end of the casing to position the driving shaft to which the lathe chuck is connected.
Abstract: The invention comprises an automatic lathe apparatus adapted to be programmed for automatically cutting work pieces into contours with a pair of radial saw blades. The apparatus has an elongated frame with a center drive mechanism movably mounted on the frame intermediate the ends of the frame to accommodate variable length work pieces. The center drive mechanism provides opposing drive spindles independently driven to engage a pair of work pieces at one of their ends and drive them thereby. A pair of tail stock spindles are movably mounted and adjustable at the ends of the frame and have air operated cylinders to drive the spindles into engagement with the other ends of the work pieces. A screw operated platform is power driven by a screw to drive longitudinally along the length of the frame.
Abstract: A vacuum chuck for a lathe, including a vacuum connector assembly to be mounted within a spindle bore of a lathe. A tapered portion of an outer end of a vacuum tube centrally locates the outer end of the vacuum tube in a spindle bore. A resilient sleeve is radially expanded over a tapered inner end of the vacuum tube, within the spindle bore, centralizing the vacuum tube radially within the spindle bore, fastening the vacuum tube securely within the spindle bore, and sealing off the space between the vacuum tube and the inner surface of the spindle bore.
Abstract: An ornamental turning device (10) comprises a shaft (11) on which is mounted a work to be decorated. The device (10) also comprises tool drive means (5) for driving a tool (7) for decorating the work (9). The driving mechanism (5) ensures that the reciprocating blade of tool (7) reciprocates at a rate proportional to the rate of rotation of the shaft (11).
Abstract: Apparatus for turning and milling a workpiece includes a frame having a chuck and a spindle spaced laterally of the chuck mounting respective opposite ends of the workplace for rotation generally about its longitudinal axis. A carriage mounting the milling device is supported by a rail on the frame for movement generally side-to-side of the frame and longitudinally of the workpiece. A first variable speed electric motor operatively connected to the chuck for driving the rotation of the workpiece about its longitudinal axis is controlled by a first control, which is used to selectively set the rotational speed of the workpiece.
Abstract: A stabilizer is provided for attachment to the generally flat bar of a wood turning tool. The stabilizer comprises a generally cylindrical sleeve having a central axially extending slot sized to receive the flat bar of the tool. The tool and stabilizer combination is rotatably supported on a tool rest associated with a lathe, such that the combination contacts the tool rest at a point that is vertically aligned with any point along the cutting blade of the cutting tool, substantially eliminating any rotational torque that could otherwise be generated as the cutting tool is moved into cutting engagement with the turning wood.
Abstract: A four-bladed chuck for attachment to a drive spindle of a veneer lathe. The blades include a first flat side for providing a driving area and a second side in a plane perpendicular to the first side of an adjacent blade. The bottom of the second side extends outwardly from the chuck at the outside of the chuck providing an uprise at the outside of the chuck for holding an end of the log for reducing splitting of the log end and holding a split log together. The plane of the second side is approximately 15 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis for reducing splitting. The blades in the uprise are shaped and formed by circular end mill cutter or by casting.
Abstract: A duplicating system, especially for use with a multipurpose woodworking machine capable of performing lathe turning operations. The system includes a support table, a carriage adapted to be slidably mounted on the machine, and a locking rack and pinion for raising and lowering the table relative to the carriage. A tool support is positioned on the table and includes a base having a low friction pad for engaging the table top, a follower for contacting a pattern, and a multi-edge cutting tool rotatably mounted on a tool rod for engaging a workpiece. An insert guide is mounted on the tool rod to hold the cutting tool in position. The base has a set screw which engages a circumferential groove in the shank of the tool rod so that the cutting tool can be quickly and accurately positioned relative to the follower.
June 17, 1986
Date of Patent:
September 22, 1987
Steven A. Snyder, Jack Smith, David D. Flora, Robert L. Bartlett
Abstract: A workpiece is rotated by a variable speed motor, and a cutter bit is rotated by a variable speed motor. A carriage is moved along the workpiece by a threaded rod driven by a variable speed motor, and the cutter bit is mounted in the carriage. The carriage extends transversely across the lathe, with one end threadedly engaging the threaded rod, and fed therealong. The carriage is swingable about the threaded rod, to a lower operable position, and in that position it engages a template, and also in that position, the cutter bit engages the workpiece.
Abstract: A combination manual and automatic tracer lathe for cutting a work piece as disclosed. A cutting means for the work piece is movable longitudinally along the work piece and laterally movable into and out of engagement with the work piece while following a pattern. The pattern can be computer generated or mechanically generated with a pattern model. With either model, the cutting means is moved back and forth longitudinally along the work piece as successfully deeper or new cuts are made in the work piece according to the model.
Abstract: A duplicator attachment for a woodturning lathe which provides the same freedom and control of the cutting action as in normal, freehand, turning operations, and enables duplication of inside contours, and even bowls. The duplicator also enables the pattern to be supported on the same vertical center as the workpiece and above the workpiece, rather than below or to the side of the workpiece, thereby permitting the full swing of the lathe to be used. The duplicator attachment provides a carriage to bring the cutting tool and a tracer, respectively, against the workpiece and pattern. The carriage has three sections which provide for movement of the cutting tool and tracer longitudinally along the center line of the lathe, laterally perpendicular to the center line of the lathe, and rotationally about an axis mutually perpendicular to the directions of the lateral and longitudinal movements.
Abstract: The present invention relates to an expandable chuck for faceplate woodturning. The chuck is of simple construction for attachment to a conventional faceplate. A frusto-conical plug drawn towards the faceplate expands a radially segmented annular member. An annular resilient ring biases the annular member against expansion. Preferably a keeper also prevents disintegration of the segmented annular member under high centrifugal stress.
Abstract: A duplicating attachment for an ordinary turning lathe which includes means for converting a conventional wood or metal lathe into a precise but simple tool for duplicating a particular pattern or model turning. Means are provided to attach a pattern or template to a lathe which is manually traced by an operator with a feeler member. Means are provided to interconnect the said feeler member or tracing element with a rotary cutting tool which contacts and cuts a lathe-rotated work piece simultaneously with the tracing operation, creating an exact replica of the pattern or template.
Abstract: A hand held duplicator tool which provides very stable and accurate operation for duplicating on a wood turning lathe the configuration of a pattern held on the lathe. The duplicator tool includes a movable platform that is moveably supported on a table surface where the table is quickly and easily attached in position on a wood lathe frame to provide a support for moving the tool. The tool can be adjusted for height and used easily and stably in duplicating parts. Additionally, a shield over the workpiece is used in combination with the tool and includes a slot to permit the duplicator tool to be inserted against a workpiece. A vacuum supply is connected to the shield to carry dust, shavings and the like away from the workpiece.
Abstract: A wood turning lathe is provided with a centrally located head and tail stock mounting apparatus which in combination with head and tail stocks on the opposite ends of the lathe define two turning stations. The mounting apparatus includes a supporting block unit having head and tail stock work centers rotatable about a common axis with the head stock center being held against axial movement. The tail stock center is hydraulically operated to be selectively reciprocable. This reciprocable movement is provided by means of a hydraulic power cylinder in the supporting block unit having a sealed chamber which receives a piston mounted on a rotatable shaft which carries the tail stock center. The piston divides the chamber into two variable volume compartments, two ports in the block unit being provided for admitting an exhausting pressure fluid to and from such compartments, respectively.
November 17, 1980
Date of Patent:
February 8, 1983
Diehl Machines, Div. of Waltham Watch Company
Wallace B. Force, Jr., Francis D. Jefferson
Abstract: A home workshop wood lathe mounted on a flat bed includes a pair of elongated members having horizontal surfaces which extend along opposite sides of and slightly above the lathe ways and are spaced to permit a tail stock to slide along the ways. Brackets for mounting a template or turned article to be duplicated are adjustable along the elongated members. A tool holder having a long flat base spanning the spaced horizontal surfaces is freely slidable thereon. An upstanding tool post near one end of the long base, a pair of upstanding follower pins spaced longitudinally on opposite sides of and closely adjacent the tool post, and a pair of handles arranged for selective attachment to the base on one side or the other of the tool post adapt the tool holder to axial or face plate turning operations and a conveniently detachable plate overlying the spaced horizontal surfaces provides a continuous surface when face plate turning.
Abstract: A chuck assembly for attachment to a drive spindle of a veneer lathe including a drive adapter and a chuck. The drive adapter includes a connection for attachment to the drive spindle and a driving head for attachment to the chuck. The chuck includes first and second ends with the first end having a recess sized and shaped to fit over the driving head of the drive adapter. Releasable fastening means extends between the first end of the chuck and the driving head through the side of the chuck for releasably fastening the chuck to the driving head for allowing easy replacement of the chuck head.
Abstract: A cutter for cutting wood is adjustably mounted in a handle and extends beyond the handle at a first end of the handle. A cutter positioning device in the handle is coupled to the cutter in the handle and has a manually operable part extending from a second opposite end of the handle for selectively positioning the cutter relative to the first end of the handle. A gage for maintaining a selected space between the cutter and a workpiece is adjustably mounted in the handle at the first end thereof. A diverting device in the handle diverts wood particles cut from a workpiece by the cutter to a side of the handle.
Abstract: A safety shield construction for use with wood turning lathes and similar machines which provide a "see through" shield mounted in a perimeter frame which is movable between closed and open positions. Inertia actuated locks prevent the shield from being knocked open by a sharp blow from a broken workpiece, but permit the shield to be moved to the open position manually. The inertia locks are fail safe and are moved to locked position whenever the shield is moved to closed position. Thus if the inertia locks become inoperative they will be in locked position for safety. The shield construction includes rigid supports attached to the lathe bed which utilize a rigid torque tube that attaches on brackets which permit adjustment of the shield along the length of the lathe to not only serve as a shield for long workpieces, but also as a shield during face plate operation.