WoodWrite, LTD


Model 161


The Model 161 is our most basic model it doesn't have motorized saddle drive. The saddle is controlled manually with a crank. The WoodWrite, Ltd. Model 161, is made in the USA, comes completely mounted, aligned and ready to plug in and operate.

You don't need wood turning experience to get professional results with a WoodWrite, Ltd. mini-lathe every time! Our engineers have taken the best aspects of wood turning and metal working lathes and combined them to give you the most user-friendly lathes available. No hand-held tools are needed! Although you can easily add a tool rest to your lathe to turn free hand, all you need to be able to do is read a number and turn a dial for consistent and accurate professional quality results every time. You can even produce curved pens with our Copy-Cat duplicator!  Our lathes are made in the USA.

Model 361


Engineering research brings you a break-through in mini-lathes, the WoodWrite, Ltd. Model 361 - the only mini-lathe available with a motorized saddle drive and stop switches on the head and tail stock. Simply secure the wood to be turned, set your depth of cut with the micrometer dial, accurate to a thousandth of an inch, and flip the drive switch. The motorized saddle moves along the lathe bed, making the depth of cut selected. When it completes the cut it touches the limit switch and turns off. You then select your next depth of cut, push the toggle in the opposite direction and the saddle will begin again, stopping when it reaches the other limit switch. The mechanism works so smoothly that tool marks are a thing of the past. When you are finished cutting, simply use a little 400 grit abrasive cloth to obtain an incredibly smooth finish.





Model 475


Every operation in turning your small parts is automatic when using the brand new WoodWrite, Ltd. Model 472 CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) lathe. We’ll even furnish the computer, already loaded with the software to make many different pens and pencils, plus some other unique wood parts which you will find are fun and profitable to make. Load the wood onto the lathe, set the zero points with a few clicks of the mouse, start the spindle motor and walk away. Your pen and pencil barrels will be turned perfectly each and every time. You’ll be amazed as the program in the computer moves the tool back and forth, in and out, at the proper speed, cutting parts consistently time after time, exactly to size. Want to turn parts other than those for which we have included the software? With a little practice, you can write your own program or send us a line drawing or a sample part, and we’ll write the program for you. In a short time, we’ll send you a program ready to load into your computer plus a sample part made from your drawing or sample. As usual, you’ll receive our famous WoodWrite, Ltd. service, second to none.

Model 363


The WoodWrite, Ltd. Model 363 - the only mini-lathe available with a variable speed motorized saddle drive and stop switches on the head and tail stock. Simply secure the wood to be turned, set your depth of cut with the micrometer dial, accurate to a thousandth of an inch, and flip the drive switch. The motorized saddle moves along the lathe bed, making the depth of cut selected. When it completes the cut it touches the limit switch and turns off. You then select your next depth of cut, push the toggle in the opposite direction and the saddle will begin again, stopping when it reaches the other limit switch. The mechanism works so smoothly that tool marks are a thing of the past. When you are finished cutting, simply use a little 400 grit abrasive cloth to obtain an incredibly smooth finish.  The variable speed makes it easier to slow the saddle speed for precise cuts and tapers. 


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All Lathes currently out of production

All Lathes currently out of production