2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6, Page #30
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Turn Your Drill Press Into A Mini Wood Lathe

You can turn just about any drill press into a mini wood lathe using the new Vertilathe attachment.
  The unit's slotted aluminum base plate mounts to the drill press with carriage bolts. The base is then aligned with the drill axis. There's a bearing in the center of the base plate that serves as the tail stock center.
  The drill head serves as the headstock for the vertical lathe. It comes with two drive centers: a screw center for small diameter work and a spur center for work pieces 3/4 in. in diameter and larger.
  Vertilathe comes with two stainless steel tool rests, one 3-in. and one 6-in., which mount on either side of the base plate. These are adjustable to turn pieces up to 4-in. in dia. and 3 to 6-in. long. If you flip the workpiece over, you can work on pieces up to 12 in. in length.
  While it doesn't have all the versatility of a normal woodturning lathe, it's a rugged, precision-built tool that's great for making small spindles, wood pens and pencils, Shaker pegs, toys and the like. And its $54.95 price tag makes it only a fraction of the cost of a mini wood lathe. (Canadians and U.K. residents, add an extra $3.95 U.S. for shipping).
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, G.H. Devine, Inc., 306 Albany Avenue Kingston, N.Y. 12401 (ph 800 728-7751).

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6