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How do I mount or house a Taper Bearing? Answered

I am wanting to build a lathe for turning larger projects (hollow wooden shells: up to 29" wide, about 30"-32" long, 1.5" thick all the way around). I have the motor, belts, drive wheels, etc... I just need to know what would be the best for mounting or housing a taper bearing. Would I absolutely need two of them (or more)? I am using a taper bearing because it is better for handling larger weight and stress.

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Another idea: I once took apart a gear reducer unit that had a dual output shaft, The output shaft had taper bearings on each end,
The output shaft was driven by a worm gear on a shaft which was perpendicular to the output shaft.If the worm gear shaft was removed ,you would then have a free spinning output shaft, and could mount a pulley on one end and screw plate or chuck on the other end to hold the work piece.

I did some looking into these gear reducers with dual output shafts and shopped around and found this to be very helpful, thank you! It is definitely turning into a larger hassle than what it is worth for building from scratch as others have mentioned and I thank you all! RavensCraft, the dual output shaft is very ideal and would seem to work perfectly in the manner as you suggested with mounting a pulley on one end and the faceplate on the other after removing the perpendicular gear shaft.

What machine shop access have you got ? I'd be tempted to buy big "plummer blocks" for a simple wood lathe, rather than the hassle of building a full machine bearing.

I do not have access to a machine shop. I have looked into pillow and plummer blocks, seems like the best bet so far. Thank you very much!

+1 much easier.

Warning! I am not a mechanical engineer but I think your front bearing should be tapered to withstand the thrust generated by turning and the rear can be a straight bearing to support the back of the shaft.

Many old lathes had simple white metal bearings and apart from needing adjusting on occasion worked fine.

http://www.vintageprojects.com/lathe-milling-plans.html

has several sets of old plans for lathes.

Yes, But even the Myford bearings are tapered at the front