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That motor means you will be extremely limited in what you can turn outboard, irrespective of which way you pivot the headstock.
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Dr. Deb
The motor sticks out past the end of the headstock, hence, the max diameter you can turn is limited by the distance between the center of the face pla te and the motor, times two, which in this case is probably not more than 1 2". That means a 24" diameter piece is the max you could turn.
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Dr. Deb
Not so! Our club has one and the motor sticks out to the rear of the headstock not the front. Checkout
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graham
I think Dr. Deb is implying that you will turn outboard on this lathe the s ame way you turn outboard on a Oneway lathe. Where the motor and headstock are fixed in place. Put the chuck, faceplate on the back side of the head stock and reverse the motor and move the toolrest over to the outbound side . But the Laguna is a sliding headstock lathe. You NEVER EVER turn outboa rd with it. You just slide the headstock down to the end of the bed and tu rn off the end of the bed. The Laguna and Powermatic 3520 and Jet 1640 and Robust Beauty lathes are all sliding headstock lathes. No outboard to the m. You can only mount the chuck on one side of the headstock. Unlike the Oneway and Vicmarc and old General and old Delta lathes which had fixed hea dstocks and fixed motors and you could screw the chuck on both sides of the headstock spindle.
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russellseaton1
I agree. In fact my lathe has left hand threads on the outboard side. Inside is right hand. I can turn with a spindle bolt a 24" plate easily. I just have it out in the room - already - and off the ground. I could do a 48" plate. Only 24" down and 24" up. I just don't. Don't need it. I have a large enough area and expanded near the head - no ways.
The 'modern' fancy ones are DC drive or 3phase drive and control the speed forward or back.
My lathe - circa 1947 is is belt driven from a motor that looks like a 20hp cage but is 1/2. It just lopes along - no issue. It is also a 110v.
Martin
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Martin Eastburn
he same way you turn outboard on a Oneway lathe. Where the motor and heads tock are fixed in place. Put the chuck, faceplate on the back side of the headstock and reverse the motor and move the toolrest over to the outbound side. But the Laguna is a sliding headstock lathe. You NEVER EVER turn ou tboard with it. You just slide the headstock down to the end of the bed an d turn off the end of the bed. The Laguna and Powermatic 3520 and Jet 1640 and Robust Beauty lathes are all sliding headstock lathes. No outboard to them. You can only mount the chuck on one side of the headstock. Unlike the Oneway and Vicmarc and old General and old Delta lathes which had fixed headstocks and fixed motors and you could screw the chuck on both sides of the headstock spindle.
Mark, my lathe is a circa 1998 Woodfast M910 (1 1/4 x 8 inboard and 1 x 8 l eft hand thread, outboard) and has the same setup for outboard turning. Th e way I got around the thread problem was to have a couple of adapters made which allow me to use my normal chucks on the outboard side.
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Dr. Deb
On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:08:32 -0700 (PDT)
this is what i thought this lathe did
glad you cleared that up
a really nice feature since it allows you to really get into hollow forms without having to lean over the bed
looks like the lathe is gone as the ad is gone
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Electric Comet
Not sure I cleared anything up. I have looked at the Laguna lathes on the website. They are more or less identical to the sliding headstock lathes s old by Powermatic, Jet, Robust, etc. They are NOT the fixed headstock lath es like Oneway and Vicmarc. I have always thought the sliding headstock la thes were always the best way to make a lathe. No bending over the lathe t o hollow out a bowl. Just stand at the end of the lathe and look straight into the bowl you are hollowing. No bending and twisting your back sideway s.
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russellseaton1
If you do a lot of bowls buy a bowl lathe. They are specially designed for turning bowls and large plates.
If you do bowls and spindles,etc then use a standard lathe with as much as you can to enhance your life.
Martin
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Martin Eastburn
A sliding headstock lathe eliminates the need to even think about having se parate bowl and spindle lathes. Or compromising by using one to do the oth er task. Bowl lathes are basically short bed lathes with a large swing. A nd spindle lathes are long bed lathes. Sliding headstock lathes allow you to have BOTH a short and long bed on the same lathe. With a bowl lathe you stand at the end of the bed and hollow out the inside of the bowl. No ben ding over the short bed. With a sliding headstock lathe you can slide the head to the end of the bed and then stand at the end of the bed and hollow out the inside of the bowl. No need to bend over the bed.
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This is a Vicmarc 300 bowl lathe. It has a 19" bed.
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The Oneway 2416 is a bowl lathe. 16" between centers. Or you can add on t he outboard turning bed and get a 20" between center bowl lathe on the oppo site side of the spindle part of your Oneway.
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russellseaton1
On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:14:26 -0700 (PDT)
yep
glad you are clearing things up again
if you mentioned it i missed it but bending over is unsafe for many reasons
fatigue and big chance of making contact and harder to see into the bowl or form
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Electric Comet

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