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Tyme SL 750 Wood Lathe

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Manuals are available for the AvonCub  and  Gem  lathes
Drive belts also available - buy ones for the Cub here and for the Avon here

Judging by their extreme paucity on the used marked, the Tyme SL 750 with its 125 mm (5-inch) centre height and 750 mm (30 inches) between centres capacity, must be the hardest of all the Tyme lathes to find. The largest machine made by the company, it followed normal Tyme practice in having the motor bolted to the back face of the headstock - but inboard (instead of cantilevered outwards) and with drive to an overhung pulley, rather than to one set between the spindle bearings. In this more rigid position the standard-fit 0.5 h.p. single-phase motor did reduce the size of faceplate that could be fitted and, as a further disadvantage, unlike the Coronet or Tyme Avon and Cub models, the SL 750 lacked a swivel headstock for large-diameter bowl turning (and was limited to just three speeds of 590, 1000 and 2500 r.p.m.). Fitted with a No. 1 Morse taper - as was the tailstock - the headstock spindle had, as standard, 2 mm x 25 mm nose thread - though the makers did offer the option of a Whitworth 3/4" x 16 t.p.i. The use of No. 1 Morse centres when the Avon had No. 2 was something of an aberration and difficult to understand - in addition, when all other Tyme lathes had twin-bar beds that assured an accurate headstock to tailstock alignment, that on the SL-750 was a single bar of round steel - the designer possibly inspired by the same economical fitting found on the long-established and very popular Coronet Major, Minor and Minorette models. Unfortunately, the tall tailstock was locked to the bed by a split along its underside nipped up by a clamping screw - the arrangement ensuring that the user was forced to waste time checking, very carefully, that things were set correctly for between-centres work.
A number of accessories were offered, these including a second bed clamp to hold the other end of two extra-long, 400 mm (16") and 650 mm (26") T-rests. In addition to the standard 200 mm (8-inch) T-rest, three others could be supplied: 120 mm (4.75"), 250 mm (10") and 300 mm (12"). Other items included a centre ejector/thread protector for the spindle, a curved bowl-turning rest, tailstock chuck and rotating centre..

Tyme Lathes Home Page

Manuals are available for the AvonCub  and  Gem  lathes
Drive belts also available - buy ones for the Cub here and for the Avon here

Tyme SL 750 Wood Lathe
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