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Blanchard lathe


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of wood-turning lathe for making noncircular and irregular forms, as felloes, gun stocks, lasts, spokes, etc., after a given pattern. The pattern and work rotate on parallel spindles in the same direction with the same speed, and the work is shaped by a rapidly rotating cutter whose position is varied by the pattern acting as a cam upon a follower wheel traversing slowly along the pattern.
  • n. a lathe for turning irregular forms after a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.


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