Homemade lathe machine, woodworking gifts to make - Reviews

Categories: Wood Work Table Plans | Author: admin 10.08.2014

Although I know other people have built lathes themselves, after an enormous amount of looking on Google, I saw most homemade lathes involve casting and milling, as well as using off the shelf components like chucks and tapers.
Step 1: DecisionsSo, if you are reading this, you must be interested in building a homemade lathe.
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Being only a high school student, I wanted to experiment with a lathe without having to spend hundreds of dollars that I don't have. Because your design choices will vary, this article is more of a record of how I built this one, rather than a manual for building yours. I managed to build this lathe in about a week, with not much more than a cordless drill, a drill press, a jigsaw, and assorted hand tools.
For the first version of my lathe, I decided to just stick with wood and see if I could come up with something that actually worked.


I decided to try to make a wood lathe for pieces up to 4 inches in diameter and about 30 inches long, although I will not be trying something that big until I get more practice with small items, like tops, chess pieces, other little toys.



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