DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A WOODLATHE MACHINE. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
This work is an attempt to evolve a quicker and easier method of achieving cylindrical shape object from a work price. This will no double save considerable human labour and time wastage involved in traditional manual method of carving.
To achieve this preliminary experiment was carried out to determine the optimum speed of this machine various design alternatives for achieving the design solution were synthesized and a choice of an economic method which would satisfy the objective was made. Based on the principles guiding the performance of the machine, the dimensions and sizes of the various components were established.
Appropriate materials were subsequently selected and fabricated to required sizes. The machine was then assembled and tested.
After testing, it was found to perform efficiently thus satisfying the objective for which it was designed.