This Lathe was brought to show people on the course that you don’t a large space
for a lathe, and you can buy a small lathe without compromising on standards.
The lathe is solid and features a spindle lock with indexing, ideal for marking out.
The speed range is excellent with a speed suitable for turning a 12” bowl, this
is a problem with some of the lathes on the market, the lowest speed is too high
or you can only turn a small bowl. The speed change is easy with very good access
to the belt.
The headstock and tailstock line up perfectly, I have seen lots of lathe with misalignment,
this will cause problems when turning between centres.
The price is very reasonable for the quality.
This Record lathe has been very poplar with my students that several have brought
This lathe is also my demonstrating lathe for shows, I can make most items on this
If anyone would like to talk to me about this lathe then give me a call.
This lathe is around 6 years old, and I have used this daily for 4 years. Since I
brought lathe new its run without any problems, only a few bearing adjustments, this
is normal for the phosphor bronze bearing on this lathe. It is now my main teaching
lathe and my students like the solid and smooth running that this lathe offers.
This is a single motor dust extractor which filters down to 0.5 Microns. This comes
from the manufacture Yorkleen. The suction is fantastic and will remove most of the
dust from sauce, on a lathe dust extraction is difficult due to the shavings and
dust leaving the lathe in different directions, but I have found this it will remove
most of the dust. The dust filter need cleaning every day to maintain suction, this
is also needed to allow air flow to cool the motor. The paper bag filter last longer
then the other dust extractors I’ve had in the past.
Note this will not replace the room air filter that you need for air born dust.
I now use this as my main sharpening system in my workshop. It will sharpen all
the tools used in the workshop. This will save time by giving you the same profile
on your gouge every time meaning you will return to your lathe with a very sharp
This air filter is used to remove air born dust. Air born dust need to be removed
to ensure a healthy environment, don’t risk your health. This is a low power unit
so no high electric bills.
This is switched on as I walk into the workshop and switched off as I leave.
The Microclene air filter is very well made and I would recommend this to anyone
looking for an air filter.
This bandsaw is a replacement for a SIP 12” Having had this bandsaw for a few weeks
now I am very pleased with my choice.
The quality is high in this saw, this is clear when using the saw, it is quiet and
I made a 6” cut and the finish was straight. The fence is solid and locks well and
does not move. I like the quick release blade tension lever, it easy to release the
blade tension compared with unwinding the knob on top of most machines.
The Record 350 is my choice having look at different makes and models for the price,
and is backed up with local retailers.
The tools I recommend are from Crown. I have used all makes of tools but found that
Crown offer the best value for money. Over the last few years I have charged my own
tool over to Crown. The edge on these tools hold well, I use the Powder Metallurgy
for my main tools, but also use the standard M2 High Speed Steel. I would recommend
the following tools for a M2 starter kit.
230 ¾ Roughing Gouge.
236 3/8 Spindle Gouge.
270a ¾ Skew Chisels. This is the Standard Skew. The reason for this over an Oval
is for sharpening. Or 270ares this is the rolled edge.
244 1/8 Parting tool.
241s 3/8 Bowl Gouge. This is the short handle version. Or 241 long handle.
261 3/4 Scraper Round.
The 6 Tools above will cover most jobs on the lathe, as time goes by you will expand
your tool collection to suit your style of turning.