I'm far down the road, with the construction of the Oval turning device.
Did last week a lot of work, like balance the rockin headstock with a lead counterweight, and I made other parts and assembled everything into the frame. What left is to take care of the transmission from the lathe to the device, and four clamps to fasten the device on the bed of the lathe.
Than the most exciting moment, the first run.
Have a 0,5 Kw electromotor, frequency controled, I start in the first place with a very low speed, to see what happen, and when everything runs well, than speed it up till......, that's what I have to find out.
For now I have four pictures with four positions of the crankaxle, 0-90-180-270 degrees, to show to you how it looks like.
Anyway this was for me the biggest and most challenged job I'm ever done.
Have to stain the hardwooden parts, for better looking.
Thanks for looking.
The handyman Ad.