A small-medium sized lathe with a BIG heart!
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:
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.
A quick overview of the headstock and spindle features are:
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.
The drive package is fully electronic with speed from 0 - 4500 RPM in both forward and reverse. Lathes are available in two configurations:
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 toolrest base.
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 lathe bed.
What makes our Banjo's clamping mechanism better than conventional methods?
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. 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.
What's included with a 1224?
The Owners Manual can be downloaded here. This manual is in PDF Format.
All Oneway Lathes are backed by a warranty period of 5 years from the date of purchase. Non-manufactured parts (i.e. Drive, Motor, Bearings etc) are not covered under this warranty; please refer to the relevant Warranty information provided with the lathe.
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Quick Reference Specifications
Options when purchasing this machine include:
As an optional extra for this lathe it increases the distance between centers out to 48". Turners who turn long narrow spindles, such as chair parts, find this extension particularly useful.
Helps minimize AM (and some TV antennae reception) interference. It can be factory installed or customer installed as an after-market item.
A Remote Start/Stop control is an available accessory for our complete range of Lathes. It can be factory installed when ordering, or customer installed as an after-market option.
This remote is especially convenient when turning outboard. It is wired into the control box and can be attached anywhere on the lathe using the magnet attached to the remote housing.
We are now using a new process to paint our lathes. Advantages include the following: