Adding a lathe to the arsenal of tools in your shop is usually a milestone for most weekend wood workers as other tools, needs and money tend to push that addition down the list for most of us. So what do you do if you don’t have a lathe but you have the need for some small turnings to help finish off that special heirloom jig you’ve been working on or that special gift for your wife? You could buy them, get a friend to make them or if you have a drill press, you can make them yourself as I did.
While this process wont win any speed records and you can’t turn large projects, it will allow you to turn small knobs, handles or small feet as well as give you a glimpse into the world of turning.
Remember “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
-- The project is never finished until the workbench is full of tools!"