View Full Version : Vega mini lathe duplicator templates?

Rob Wachala Jr
05-09-2010, 11:14 PM
I was curious if anyone has had any experience with cutting out templates for a Vega mini lathe duplicator? I'm starting to work with a customer where I may have to seriously look into getting a duplicator for her products. First thing that came to mind was a laser for cutting out some templates so figured I would hit the forum see if anyone has had any experience cutting them.

Bill Cunningham
05-11-2010, 7:44 PM
I haven't done any lathe templates, but I would imagine acrylic, or anything else that you could cut a profile for the stylus to follow would work..

Jim Lauer
05-12-2010, 12:27 PM
We have made a few for mini baseball bats and wooden footballs and used acryllic, because we had scrap that was the right size. Aloough not for the mini, these worked great for our full sized lathe and duplicator.

I am sure like Bill mentioned anything that you have, plastic, wood, etc would be great. It is all in the nice smooth cut line for it to follow.