Oneway Large Lathes
Headstock | Bed | Drive | Spindle | Tailstock
Banjo/Toolrest Base | Toolrest | Quick Reference
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modern design principles ONEWAY considered all aspects of power
and ergonomic requirements for today's turning environments when
designing our lathes.
Our lathe is made to meet (and exceed) all the features woodturners
always hoped for. With a bed design that
reaches almost perfect torsional rigidity, a radical new toolrest base design, four bearing headstock and a host of other features,
this lathe is sure to be on the woodturner's most wanted list.
ONEWAY presently manufactures 4 models of large lathes.
All four lathes are built with the same sturdy construction,
only the capacities vary. The same precision
spindle, the same bed construction,
the same design of headstock, tailstock, and toolrest
base are standard on all models of lathes which ONEWAY makes.
We were not satisfied with just meeting capacity turning
requirements, we wanted to make the lathe fit you. To that end we
have made available four different leg
heights and three different horse power
packages. All of these options are suitable and available for
all four models of this lathe. If you purchase a lathe from us it
should meet your needs right out of the crate.
If you have a large investment in accessories for your present
lathe, a spindle
adaptor is available which may adapt your spindle to the
ONEWAY spindle size.
The table below provides a breif overview of our four models, and capacities which pertain to
that particular model of machine (for a more detailed Specifications page, click
- Features a four bearing spindle: At the front are two 45
mm internal diameter ball bearings custom fitted with
ground spacers, and locked to the shaft with a clamp ring
and lock nut. This minimizes radial and axial play of the
spindle. The 40 mm diameter rear bearings float axially
to allow for heat expansion. Bearings are no maintenance
greased for life.
- Six position spindle lock and 7-1/2û (48 position)
indexing is standard.
- The spindle is 50 mm (2 inches) at maximum diameter,
16" long and bored 5/8" diameter through with
number 2 morse taper at the inboard end. It is made from
high alloy steel, hardened and ground to precision
tolerance of ±0.0003 thousands of an inch.
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- Bedways and ribs are welded to a 10-3/4 inch diameter *
5/16 inch wall tube. The assembly is stress relieved and
- Almost perfect torsional rigidity is achieved - many
times more so than twin tube or cast iron bed designs.
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The Drive (AC electronic variable / 0 - 3000 RPM
with full speed reverse)
- The drive package is fully electronic with speed from 0 -
3000 RPM. Lathes are available in 1.5 HP, 2 HP, and 3 HP
packages. Excellent torque is available at as low as 30
RPM with brute force available at as little as 100 RPM.
- Speed ranges are 0-800 / 0-1800 /0-3000. Changing range
is easy and can be completed in under one minute.
- The drive motor is mounted directly below the headstock
in a base housing welded to the bed tube.
- Drive pulleys are 3 step 10 groove poly V.
- The controller comes programmed ready for use with
built-in ramp up, ramp down and dynamic braking. This is
a top quality drive, 220 volt, single phase AC. It is the
very best we could find.
- Controls for this drive are mounted on a swinging pendant
which can be moved to the headstock or tailstock for easy
reach and clearance at all times.
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spindle nose, which holds the front bearings, protrudes
approximately 3" in front of the headstock allowing
easy tool maneuvering when working on the backside of a
plate or bowl.
- The thread is M33 * 3.5 with a groove machined for a lock
screw to allow full power forward and reverse turning.
This design contributes to the safety of this machine, as
it eliminates the possibility of chucks or face plates
accidentally unscrewing from the spindle.
- The spindle is the cartridge type and can be pulled fully
assembled from the headstock by removing six bolts. If a
belt ever needs to be changed, it should take less than
ten minutes by even the most novice mechanic.
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Barrel & Leadscrew
Both the Barrel & the Lead Screw are manufactured from high strength steel.
This steel has tensile strength of over 110,000 lbs per square inch. That's twice
as strong as standard 1020 steel.
The Banjo casting is ductile, and is designed to bend before it will break.
- The tailstock has an 1-1/2" diameter quill with
- The lead screw is a 3/4" diameter 6 pitch acme
thread and the barrel has a 3-1/2" bearing length.
- The 5" handwheel and the high lead on this screw
allows rapid in and out feeds for drilling.
- Precision design and a number three morse taper allows
the use of stronger live centers and larger drills.
- Super rigid tailstock clamp is designed so that no
flexing will occur under clamp pressure. This will ensure
that the clamp will hold firmly while requiring no
adjustment for the life of the lathe, and will retain the
ease of movement of the tailstock along the bed.
- The through hole is 5/16" (8 mm) diameter which
allows lamp base and similar drilling to be carried out.
- The tailstock is handled for easy removal and
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The BANJO/TOOLREST BASE is a radical new design that assures
even, powerful locking anywhere on the bed (PATENT applied for).
The sliding cam is supported by a cam support block which rests
on a ledge machined in the toolrest base.
Note: Also available as an aftermarket item to
upgrade your flatbed lathe.
Banjo/ Toolrest Base Design*
The patent pending ONEWAY toolrest base is designed to
solve problems associated with traditional camlock
toolrest bases. This sliding cam clamping mechanism
ensures tight clamping and smooth operation over the
range of the lathe bed. Conventional long cam shafts
suffer from cam shaft deflection. This causes non-uniform
clamping over the range of the toolrest base. Cam shaft
deflection causes a related problem; the clamp handle
tightens in a different position when the toolrest base
is moved from front to back.
This conventional clamping mechanism consists of a cam
shaft that runs the entire length of the toolrest base.
Deflection is unavoidable using this unsupported system.
Because the cam shaft is so long, it bends when clamping
pressure is applied when positioned in the middle. ONEWAY
has solved this problem by replacing the regular long
shaft cam with a sliding cam assembly.
What is a sliding cam assembly?
This assembly consists of: a
rotating square shaft, a short sliding cam and a
support block for the sliding cam. The square
shaft rotates the sliding cam. The cam is
supported on a cam support block which in turn is
supported on a ledge machined in the tool rest
base. The block moves with the sliding cam and
supports the shaft. Deflection of the cam shaft
is eliminated and there is no longer a clamping
difference anywhere on the lathe bed. Unclamp is
always at the 12 o'clock position and clamping
may be adjusted to be repeatable anywhere between
10 & 6 o'clock with RH and LH clamping always
at the same angle.
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Now available is a 6 inch toolrest for your smaller work. The
post diameter for the 6" and 14" toolrest is 1".
The post diameter for the 18" toolrest (for the large
turning outboard attachment) is 1-1/4".
The toolrest is clamped in the toolrest base with a captured
non-marking block. As a result a very tight fitting hole can be
bored. This improves the toolrest clamp position. The clamp screw
handle may be adjusted at 45û rotations to assure minimum
interference when turning.
The toolrest is designed to work with the banjo/toolrest so
that you can get very close to the front and back side of
turnings. Made from ductile iron, it is stronger than cast iron
and will last longer. It is suitable for underhanded and
overhanded grips. The toolrest base was originally designed for
ONEWAY Lathes, but because it is a significant improvement over
current designs, we are offering the toolrest base and toolrest
as upgrades to replace existing banjo/toolrests for flatbed
lathes. If you have a flatbed lathe, and you find your toolrest
does not clamp sufficiently or slide smoothly, you can solve the
problem with ONEWAY's new toolrest base.
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- The lathe is designed so the turner can always place his
body and/or feet without interference from the base or
pendant. (Important for fine critical work, as well as
for heavy cutting).
- Lathe runs extremely quietly
- Spindle taper - #2 Morse
- Tailstock taper - #3 Morse
- Standard spindle height from floor-46"
- Spindle thread - M33 * 3.5 RH
- Optional heights of legs are
available which make the spindle heights:
- 20" models: 41", 42", 44", and 46"
- 24" models: 43", 44", 46", and 48"
- Two outboard attachments are available. The largest
outboard attachment allows 44" turning on the
20" models or 48" turning on the 24"
models. Alternately a smaller
outboard is available which allows the same capacity
turning as the model of lathe to which it is attached.
Outboard thread is the same as inboard thread making
attachments quickly interchangeable.
- Two bed extensions are available; a 17"
extension and 60"
extension. Extensions bolt on to the end of the bed
allowing the turner an extended distance between centers.
- Lathe comes with a 6" face
plate, #3 MT Live
Centre and #2 Safe Driver
as standard equipment.
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