The Sherline lathe is a small-scale hobbyists lathe that can be used for turning objects to a medium degree of precision.
The lathe is the optimal method of working with cylindrical objects that require some symmetry about the axis of the piece. Drilling, facing, or chamfering are a few of the machining methods that can be done on the lathe.
- Carbide facing tools
- Carbide finishing points
- Boring tools
- Parting tool
- Tapering can be performed by angling the headstock. Loosen the bolt near the angle indicator and remove the small bar to turn the headstock to the side
- The Sherline has significant backlash. Keep this in mind when you are turning.
For more info on how to get rolling with the lathe, talk to Rick