ROD AND DOWEL MACHINES
NOTE.— On page 655 we show a small Lathe Dowel Tool, which will be found a very convenient device for turning out small quantities of light work.
FIG. 5171. ROD CHUCK.
This is a simple device, to be used in connection with any Wood Turning Lathe ; consists of 2 parts, the Cup Center for holding stick, and the Chuck for cutting. Cup Center holds all sizes square sticks, but a different sized Chuck is required for each size rod. The Chuck is held in hand, and pushed towards Cup Center as fast as knife will feed. Stick should not exceed 5 ft. in length.
Cup Center, $0.80. Chucks $, $ or 1 in., $3.00 each.
HAND FEED DOWEL MACHINE.
These Machines are made in three sizes. The Cutter Heads are threaded into the arbor, and a Stick Holder is provided to keep the stock from turning around. Price includes one Cutter Head of any size within the limits of machine.
No. 1, $18.00; for sizes up to $ in. inclusive.
No. 2, $20.75; for sizes up to 1;i in. inclusive.
No. 3, $23.50; for sizes up to 1+ in. inclusive.
Extra Heads, $6.50 each.
POWER ROD AND DOWEL MACHINE.
This is a machine of new and excel-lent design. The bearings are carefully ground, and are nearly double the length of most machines of this class. Feed works on Nos. 1 and 2 machines consist of 2 pair of Rollers, all driven; on No. 3, 3 pair, 4 of which are driven. The Feeding-in Rolls are self-centering, and will accommodate large variations in the rough stock, without wedging or stopping the feed. Gearing is reversible by means of a hand lever so as to feed out bad stock. 2 Cutter Heads and 2 sets (8) Feed Rolls with Nos. 1 and 2 machines, and 3 sets with No. 3. Price also includes Overhead Countershaft.
No. 1 Machine, $122.50; capacity to 1
in. inclusive. Shortest length turn 16 in. Weight 775 lbs.
No. 2, $146.00; capacity to 11 in. inclusive. Shortest length turn 18 in. Weight 950 lbs.
No. 3, $170.00; capacity to 2 in. inclusive. Shortest length turn 20 in. Weight 1050 lbs.
Extra sets of Feed Rolls, $5.40 to $9.00. Extra Cutter Heads, $6.50. Extra Knives, per pair, $1.15.
FIG. 5174. CHUCKING MACHINE.
This machine is for rounding the ends of Handles, Chair and Turned work, for turning Tenons on Handles and Lad-der Rounds, etc.. etc. In ordering, send sketch or sample of work to be done, and always give size of stick to be chucked.
Price of Arbor and Frame, $10.00; Chucking Head, any regular style, $6.00.
ACME ROD AND DOWEL
The advantages claimed for these machines are, first, that they do very nice work, and second, on account of the cutters and feeding mechanism being adjustable, the user saves the cost of extra Head and Rolls for turning different sizes, as required on solid chuck machines.
The Cutter Head carries 4 cutters, which are adjustable and are set at a slight angle, thus securing a shearing cut. The Rod is supported within the Head by a projecting portion of the cutters. Sizes may be changed in a few moments; the adjustments are so simple that any bright boy can operate machine. The speed of Cutter Head should be 3500 to 4000 revolutions per minute.of speed, 12, 30 and 45 ft. per minute, according to size and quality of stock.
Machine complete, $50.00; weight, 90 lbs. Countershaft, if desired, $18.00.
FIG. 5176. NO. 2 ACME ROD MACHINE.
( Power Screw Feed.)
This machine is suitable for rods from * to 1+ in. inclusive; has three changes of speed, 12, 30 and 45 ft. per minute. The steel feed screws are driven by steel gears, and engage with the square stock at four points. The rear rolls are not driven, but operate to prevent turned stock from revolving with the head, when tail end leaves the feeding screw; are controlled by a weighted lever, and are adjustable for size and tension.
Machine complete, $125 00; weight, 400 lbs. Countershaft, if desired, $18.00.
We carry in stock Round Dowels from I to 1 in. diam. (usually in lengths of 3 ft ). Prices vary according to quantity, and will be given upon application.
FIG. 5175. NO. 1 ACME ROD MACHINE.
This machine is suitable for rods from + to 1 in. inclusive ; has three changes