The Heavy Duty Lathe is a mechanical device which is used for turning a specific diameter round piece of metal. You can use this lathe to turn even the hardest and heaviest materials to a desired shape. Since this lathe is quite heavy, it should be lifted by two people.
If you are interested in turning tall items such as spindles or stair treads, then you can use this lathe to press them up to a height of about 25 inches. If you have the space in your backyard, you can turn these items at home. The heavy duty lathe can be used as a bench for shaping items from plywood to metal.
When you are using a heavy duty lathe to shape something from plywood to steel, it will need a surface to work on. You can use a block of wood as a surface. You can use some bricks to keep the machine in place and cut the wood to size.
With a wood or other heavy material, you can use a thick brass rod to press the piece against the surface. This will give the item a nice finish. For instance, if you want a nice handle on a long ladder, you can glue a hand-shaped brass rod onto the ladder so it has a nice rounded head.
The object can be glued onto the brass surface with a heat gun. A diamond tool, and drill can also be used to cut into the wood to shape the item. If you want something round and square like a drum, you can use a mallet to knock the metal pieces together to form a round drum.
The big advantage to using a heavy duty lathe to shape a variety of shapes is that the lathe can be turned at different angles and for a longer period of time. In addition, you can use a smaller area to work on without being restricted by the size of the machine. You will not need to turn the item again because you have turned it many times already.
There are also some great things that you can do with a small gauge machine. A smaller piece of wood will work well with this type of lathe. You can make a scroll saw blades that are just a quarter inch thick. This gives you an opportunity to make blades for other things such as garden tools.
If you have some experience with lathes, you may not have a problem making all kinds of shapes. You may find that you can add some of your own artistic touch to your project. Before buying a lathe, try to design a design that you would like to create.