Hello Everyone. My intent is and always has been , to get the most out of the Legacy Ornamental millI find it funny that the term Ornamental is such a huge field to study. Holtzapffel's lathe, and the Rose Engine lathe along with many other OT machines... all have there own versions of what is Ornamental turning.I think the Legacy can do more... In many ways the Legacy has some huge advantages over other machines that do O.T. work, but having said that, the Dis-advantages are also present. Which makes it, a lot of fun. I mean, "How" can I do the same things,Differently? ;-) Joe I agree with you the pumping action is a very neat concept. and I think it can be used on the Legacy? (but not in the same way the Rose lathe uses it.)NEAT STUFF, Concepts that make my brain hurt at times. and keeps me up at night. What possibility's... we have! More latter.Have a good night, All.C.A.G.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 11:57 AM, 'joe biunno' via Legacy Ornamental Mills <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: I am starting a dedicated topic to this subject because this has the potential to get very interesting as well as challenging, but it was inspired by curt's find of a video on you tube of the rose engine lathe... that video is one of a series of videos, dedicated to the rose engine lathe... and from my perspective, a rose lathe is a high end ornamental lathe but working under very close tolerances... certainly the tolerances are greater than what we would work with when working with different wood species... but it is my understanding that the rose lathe was used quite often in the watch industry, thus the need for close tolerances...getting back to the video, it shows a pumping action of the headstock on the "Y" axis, which is typical on a rose lathe, as well as a pumping action on the "X" axis... the person who made the videos, steve white, is obviously very much into doing mods on his lathes...and what he has come up with is certainly very interesting, complex and just "off the charts", as the saying goes...with variations and adjustments that would seem endless... whether this type of pumping movement could be incorporated into a legacy machine or not, is an interesting prospect... could it be done on a legacy within the tolerances necessary to make it workable on a wooden piece?...again, not sure... but worth a discussion here and possible consideration... and certainly impressive is the "wave" set up that a number of members to this group have set up on their legacy... but this pumping action puts things on an entirely different level...and then comes the question, could it be done somewhat cost effective?... or is it better to try to find a rose engine lathe?...and what would that cost!... and how far does anyone want to take their legacy to try to achieve "holtzapffel" status?, if that is even possible...but even a holtzapffel did not have a pumping action in the headstock, I believe(I might have to take a mulligan on that statement!...LOL!)... anyway, if you are into this topic, I suggest you look at steve white's series of videos(there seems to be at least 30 videos!) on the mods he did to his rose lathe...very interesting videos...joe b.-- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Legacy Ornamental Mills" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to legacy-ornamental-mills+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/legacy-ornamental-mills. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Legacy Ornamental Mills" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to legacy-ornamental-mills+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/legacy-ornamental-mills. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.