TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

You need to be Superman to change a Reeves drive on a lathe

This is how a Reeves drive works.  A lathe with this drive is cheaper to make so can be sold to people like TWW who are cheap. The problem is you need to be Superman to get the lathe apart and back together again when they get dirty and stop working right.
Steve Reeves as Superman

TWW found a gizmo on the Internet to take the thing apart and get it back together again. 

You tighten this nut and it pulls the other end away from the clip holding the cover on. If you mess up the stuff goes flying in directions. 

Back together but runs a little crooked. Oh well .....

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