meaning of Blanchard lathe

Blanchard lathe meaning in General Dictionary

A kind of wood turning lathe for making noncircular and irregular types as felloes gun shares lasts spokes an such like after a given pattern The pattern and work rotate on parallel spindles in the same course with similar speed and the work is shaped by a rapidly rotating cutter whose position is diverse by the design acting as a cam upon a follower wheel traversing gradually along the structure