What is a "Speed Lathe"?

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It looks dangerous as hell, I want it! However, I can't imagine what it
does.
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Tom Gardner
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Looks like a small horizontal mill that someone has fitted a chuck to where the arbor should go. There is even the socket for the overarm.
AWEM
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Andrew Mawson
Just turns the part (rapidly, I think) and you polish the part or deburr it with hand tools (no rest used).
Dave
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spamTHISbrp
I've seen the term applied to a plain lathe, no screw-cutting gear, compound rest or cross-slide. Just a powered spindle with a tailstock. Saw it in a Brit metalworking manual. Was used for finishing processes, polishing, deburring corners, etc. Have never seen one like is pictured, though. Like the other poster said, looks like a horizontal mill fitted with a three-jaw. Would work for short parts, though.
Stan
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stans4
Equipment I've seen at auctions described as a speed lathe didn't look anything like that. They were more like second operation non-threading high speed lathes, only without as much speed control, etc. as a good second operation lathe.
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ATP*
It isn't, but looks like a wood bowl lathe - work from the end...
I suspect the chuck might just fit and isn't normal...?
Martin
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Martin H. Eastburn
Standard old Burke horizontal miller, (several here have them) with a 3 jaw stuck in the spindle.
Probably for polishing etc.
However..Ive used a horizontal mill on more than one occasion to turn BIG stuff that wouldnt fit into the lathes. Simply mount the cutting tools on the table and work from the bottom. A drive plate with the proper arbor on the back is the way to hold the work piece.
Gunner
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Gunner
Here's a real "Speed Lathe" as I know it. Popular item for deburr departments in this area. (in case you're reading this, boss) Great for polishing lathe parts.
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