Thursday, 27 February 2014

Our new Lathe

Due to popular demand all of our monthly meetings are now geared to demonstrations.
This has always been a bit of a worry for me because when we started the club we intended it to be very much a hands on club but time has proven that this is not what the members want and at the end of the day it is their club They all say the prefer to be shown something that they can go away and practice in their own workshops.To be fair the standard of turning has improved considerably and members are not frightened to bring their work in.

Because we are now geared to demonstrating and have professional demonstrators we have decided to upgrade to a better lathe.It did not seem fair to expect demonstrators to work on a small lathe.
We have upgraded to an Axminster 1416 VS lathe as pictured.

 As you can see the lathe is on a platform to enable us to move it easily into the new cupboard we have been allocated it the Burnham on Sea Community Center where we meet.
I was A bit concerned that the lathe would not be very stable on the platform but after making a large bowl on it I am amazed how stable it is.
 George Foweraker

1 comment:

  1. Well done George, we are up and running!!!