SIT DOWN Lathe
This REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN will make you rethink your approach to turning.
No longer do you HAVE TO STAND at your lathe. The 1236SD allows you to STAND OR SIT at the lathe.
Is the traditional standing position not possible for you anymore due to illness or accident?
Are you tired of being tired after turning at the lathe?
Do you get sore feet, sore knees, sore legs, an aching back while turning?
Wouldn't you prefer to SIT DOWN while sanding, finishing, painting, or buffing?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, THEN THE 1236SD (SIT DOWN) LATHE COULD BE THE SOLUTION!
The 1224 is the next level above the 1018 due to it's larger
capacity in both swing and between centers, and does away with the jack
shaft making it a nicer, more efficient design. As with the 1018, the
1224 was designed so that anything that fits in its capacity could be
turned without compromise.
This mini lathe has been built with the same sturdy
construction as our full size lathes. A high quality, precision
spindle, offset tubular bed construction, precision machined bedways,
as well as ONEWAY's patented banjo locking mechanism are all standard
features on this machine. If you can fit a blank on this little lathe,
its performance will not disappoint you.
This lathe has been designed for turner's with limited
space, or who are devoted to turning smaller to medium sized pieces. It
was designed in such a way that nothing was sacrificed. It's bed was fashioned
after it's larger counterpart, which has already proven itself throughout
the woodturning community. By slightly offsetting the bed, chips fall
through cleanly and while not sacrificing torsional rigidity. It is made
to dwarf current lathes in the market of the same size.
The Lathes Specifications are:
- Standard distance between centers is 24" ( 48" with Mini
- Overall length of machine - 62 "
- Swing over bed - 12"
- Swing over banjo - 9"
Weight: approximately 300 lbs (fully assembled)
Bedways and ribs are welded to a 4½ inch diameter
* ¼inch wall tube. The assembly is stress relieved and precision
machined. Bedways are offset so chips and debris fall straight thru without
sacrificing rigidity. Almost perfect torsional rigidity is achieved
- many times more than twin tube or cast iron bed designs.
Headstock & Spindle
A quick overview of the headstock and spindle features
- 24 position indexing
- Spindle lock
- Spindle Thread: 1"-8 tpi (inboard) & 3/4"-16 tpi (outboard)
- Safety Groove in spindle to prevent accessories from unscrewing from
- No. 2 Morse Taper (inboard side)
- 7/16" thru hole (supports necessary requirements for vacuum chucking)
Our spindles are hardened, machined, and contain four
bearings. At the front are two deep groove ball bearings custom fitted
with ground spacers, and locked to the shaft with a lock nut in the housing.
This minimizes radial and axial play of the spindle. The rear bearings
float axially to allow for heat expansion. The bearings are no maintenance
greased for life.
The spindle is drilled thru 7/16" with No. 2 Morse
Taper at the inboard end. It is made from high alloy steel, hardened and
ground to precision tolerance of +- 0.003 inches.
A special self supporting wrench is used to remove accessories
from the spindle such as faceplates and chucks.
The spindle nose, which holds the front bearings, protrudes
approximately 1½ inches in front of the headstock, allowing easy
toll maneuvering when working on the backside of projects.
The spindle is 1" - 8 threads per inch with a safety
groove machined for a lock screw. This design contributes to
the safety of this machine, as it reduces the possibility of chucks or
faceplates accidentally unscrewing from the spindle. It is also safer
when sanding or during braking.
Drive (AC Electronic Variable speed with Dynamic Braking)
The drive package is fully electronic with speed from
0 - 4500 RPM in both forward and reverse. Lathes are available in two
- 1 HP - requiring 110 Volts. This is the standard configuration
for these lathes. A 9 foot power cord is used with a
typical 110V plug.
- 1 Hp - requiring 220 Volt. The lathe can be configured to run on
220 Volts at no extra charge. A 9 foot power cord is used with a
15 Amp (220V) plug.
- Speed ranges are 0 - 1200 / 0 - 4500 rpm.
- Changing the range is easy and can be completed within a minute.
- The motor is mounted directly below the headstock.
- Motor pulleys are 2 step, and use 6 groove poly V belts.
- The controller comes programmed ready for use with built-in
ramp up / ramp down, and dynamic breaking. This is a high quality
drive, with single phase AC in / 3 phase out.
- The tailstock has an 1-1/8" diameter quill with 3" travel.
- The lead screw is a 3/4" dia. - 6 pitch Acme thread and the
barrel has a 3" bearing length.
- The 4" handwheel and the high lead on this screw allows rapid
feeds for drilling.
Easily removed or installed on the bed.
- Precision design and a #2 Morse Taper allows the use of stronger
live centers and larger drills.
- The 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.
Banjo / Toolrest Base
Uses ONEWAY's own proven design that ensures even , powerful
clamping anywhere on the bed (PATENT No. 6000447). The sliding cam is
supported by a cam support block which rests on a ledge machined in the
Banjo/ Toolrest Base Design
The patented 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 in every position on the
What makes our Banjo's clamping mechanism better than conventional
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
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. Deflection occurs because the
cam shaft is so long, it bends when clamping pressure is applied when
positioned in the middle.
ONEWAY solved this deflection problem (commonly
found on competitor lathes) 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. When unclamped the handle 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.
Can I purchase a Banjo for my flatbed lathe?
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.
The revolutionary ONEWAY 1236SD (Sit Down)
lathe was very well received at the AAW Symposium in Portland, Oregon.
Several people thought the idea was great. However it wasn't until
they sat down they realized just how good a concept it is. Even Jimmy
Clewes had a go!