make a Penn State Industries Woodturning Project, you will
need the following equipment:
following outline will help you turn lathe projects. All
you need are a few essentials: a lathe, a mandrel, the correct
bushings, a project kit, and finishing accessories. Each
lathe project kit includes all of the necessary components
plus complete turning and assembly instructions.
Lathes and Optional
Duplicator and Templates
need a lathe to turn the wood or acrylic to create your
Penn State Industries Products. The optional Lathe Duplicator
Attachments and Templates simplify the task of turning multiple
profiles; this system takes the place of hand chisel work.
If you do not have a duplicator attachment for your lathe,
Turning Chisels will be needed to fabricate products. If
you already own a woodturning lathe and would like to adapt
it for making our project kits you will need to purchase
a universal chuck and/or universal drill chuck mandrel.
For further assistance please call Pam at 1-800-847-8984.
lathe accessory allows you to mount the brass tubes and
wood or acrylic blanks to the lathe for turning. All Penn
State Industries Lathe Project Kits (regardless of tube
diameter) can be made on the same mandrel with the addition
of appropriate bushings. Bushings serve two purposes: 1.
Guide for the final diameter of the wood or acrylic on the
tubes. 2. Makes it easier to mount the tubes onto your mandrel.
Unless you purchase the pre-drilled wood or acrylic blanks,
you will need a drill bit to drill the wood or acrylic to
accept the kits brass tubes. (Bushings and drill bits
are listed with each project.)
State Industries Lathe Project Kits
Project Kits include all the instructions and hardware components
(except wood or acrylic) needed to fabricate the selected
or Acrylic Blanks for Lathe Project Kits
stock are standard, exotic, and rare species of woods as
well as colorful acrylic blanks. Blanks are available either
pre-drilled or solid ready for drilling.
waxes, polishes and abrasives are available to professionally
finish your project.
Accessories will make it easier for your students to assemble,
disassemble and complete their projects.