Machining cast-iron wheels

The wheels were a real challenge on a micro lathe. Fortunately Taig supply a riser block set so that you can raise the height of the headstock and center and extra 40mm. This gave just enough clearance to spin the rough castings.

Machining Cast-iron Wheels

Machining Cast-iron Wheels

You can see the roughed out Loco wheel in the next shot.

Roughed out locomotive wheel

Locomotive Wheel