~Midi Lathe Duplicator~
You can Easily Turn
Pens & Pencils Chess Pieces Fishing Lures Candle Sticks Mini Baseball Bats
Christmas Ornaments Duck calls Doll House parts & many others
Duplicators produce a wide range of turnings quickly, easily and accurately, on
your lathe, with minimal turning experience. It's fun, fast and easy to
use. They are designed and constructed to withstand production turning
environments. The Midi Lathe Duplicator will fit most any Mini or Midi
lathe on the market. If you happen to be familiar with the Vega Pro
Duplicator you will be familiar with this tool. It is essentially a small
version of that very successful design. For specific application
information and technical support, your dealer and a helpful and knowledgeable
factory staff is just a phone call away.
WILL THE DUPLICATOR DO?
all but the most experienced hand turners, the Vega Midi duplicator will give
you much faster stock removal, good surface finish on most woods and the ability
to produce multiple parts that are exactly the same. The duplicator will
give you superb tool control, making turning safer, faster and more
accurate. Making identical parts becomes fast and easy!
~HOW DOES IT WORK?
duplicator works on the same principle as a key cutter. You either make a
template (which has the profile of the turning cut into it) or mount an original
turning that you wish to copy (2" diameter maximum for original
turnings). Excess material is quickly removed by locking the cutters
in-out motion and turning the handwheel of the duplicator to move the cutter
along the axis of the lathe bed. Then the last cuts are made, with the
stylus following the template or turning, working from the high points of the
turning down into the coves. Copies parts up to 10" long.
~CAN I STILL USE CHISELS?
The first option is to remove the duplicator by loosening 2 bolts. The
second option is to mount the duplicator on the back side of the lathe and turn
the cutter upside down. This gives you access to the front of the lathe
for hand turning. The third option is available only to those with a
reversing lathe. This option is to mount the duplicator on the front and
hand turn from the back side of the lathe with the spindle reversed. Note
that some lathes may be constructed in such a way as to prevent mounting the
Vega Duplicator on the rear of the machine.
DEEP A CUT CAN I TAKE?
can reduce the diameter by up to 1/2" per pass. To obtain this deep a
cut, a stout workpiece that will not deflect under load is necessary.
The standard Duplicator cutter is ground from M2 high speed steel. The design of this cutter lets the duplicator operator remove material very quickly (up to 1/2" per pass), do very intricate turnings (1/16" tip radius) and cut in either direction. Resharpening is achieved by honing the sides of the cutter on a wetstone and touching up the tip in the same manner.
|Duplicator Assembly||Mounting Hardware*|
|Exclusive Cutter||Master Turning Holders|
|Operating Information||*Fits most Midi/Mini Lathes|
~OPTIONAL CARBIDE CUTTER
Great for Hardwoods and exotics.