27 Sep. 1982|
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Homemade steady rest for metal-cutting lathe, Homemade steady rest machined from cold rolled steel.
My homemade metal lathe project – melting metal in a home, Building a gingery lathe yes i too am building a metal working shop from scrap using the books written by mr. Other than the above, I have come across many personal sites that describe their lathe builds but obviously, no plans incorporated.
Yes, it is an encyclopaedia for lathes, but as I said, the tiny section on homemade lathes in that does not have any plans as such.
I think it's a waste of time to build a lathe if it's just a copy of the currently available commercial machines. Some of the older issues of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics (40s and 50s) had home made lathes in them. There's also quite a bit of really good information about building a lathe in the older Model Engineer magazines.
But this time I want to lay my hands on as much lathe plans as possible before I pick up the first piece of scrap metal.