Oneway sit down lathe

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  1. Glenn Lefley

    Glenn Lefley

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    I was wondering if anyone has tried this lathe. My wife has osteoporosis and this looks awesome.
    If anyone has tried how does bango and tails stock slide? Any sticking issues as lathe turned 90' from level. Being rotated full 90 degrees one might think the weight of tail stock on side would bind on lathe ways and have trouble sliding.
     
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  2. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

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    The ONEWAY lathe works well at 90 degrees.

    Many people who turn sitting like the lathe vertical or tilted 30-45 degrees.

    You might look at the Robust Scout it tilts 30degrees and has knee room when it is vertical.
    http://www.turnrobust.com/lathe-overview/scout/

    A simple test bed is to mount a mini lathe on a tilting table or fixed at 30 degrees.
     
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    I helped a wheel chair bound guy learn to turn using a mini lathe. We found that if we tilted it forward at 15 degrees it worked great. This was long before any sit down lathes came out. The Robust tilts forward at 15 degrees and if I remember correctly a few other angles as well..
     
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