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My Homemade Lathe I built from scraps

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Project by WoodCrafts67 posted 06-01-2016 09:42 PM 1126 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Homemade Lathe I made over a year ago and is still being used quite a bit. I made this from leftover off cuts and scraps I had laying around the workshop. I used a part of an Old router for the tailstock rotating centre, This works very well. The headstock is from a used drill press and I still have the multi speed pulleys on it. I have also posted some of the projects that I have turned on it. This Lathe is very strong and it’s a good work horse.. I can also use it in the vertical position if I need it as a drill press with the added table to it..

-- WoodCrafts 67





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 06-02-2016 03:15 AM

You did a very good job on the lathe, the proof is in the the projects you completed. A little smaller than The one I just completed. but on small projects will work just as well. Great engineering. I found it very interesting.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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WoodCrafts67

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#2 posted 06-02-2016 09:46 AM



You did a very good job on the lathe, the proof is in the the projects you completed. A little smaller than The one I just completed. but on small projects will work just as well. Great engineering. I found it very interesting.

- bushmaster

Thank you for your kind comments. I Appreciate it. I am currently working on a new lathe design on sketchup and will be making me a second lathe in the near future :) Regards….Terry

-- WoodCrafts 67

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majuvla

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#3 posted 06-02-2016 02:21 PM

Wow! Quite impressive set up. I like those black and brown colours. You proved it’s working – you made some nice projects.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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WoodCrafts67

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#4 posted 06-02-2016 05:01 PM



Wow! Quite impressive set up. I like those black and brown colours. You proved it s working – you made some nice projects.

- majuvla


Thank you very Much I really Appreciate your comments. I used Briwax Dark Oak and Antique Pine for the finish and just repainted the main unit black again.

-- WoodCrafts 67

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MrRon

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#5 posted 06-02-2016 08:26 PM

Not only did you perform excellent work, both on the produced work and the lathe itself, you show a degree of ingenuity and resourcefulness that is sorely absent in our modern generation. Keep up the good work. I have always regarded ingenuity an important aspect of engineering.

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WoodCrafts67

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#6 posted 06-02-2016 08:45 PM



Not only did you perform excellent work, both on the produced work and the lathe itself, you show a degree of ingenuity and resourcefulness that is sorely absent in our modern generation. Keep up the good work. I have always regarded ingenuity an important aspect of engineering.

- MrRon

Thank you very Much on commenting I do Really Appreciate your feedback. This was A great project to build as I did not draw any plans or sketches I just built it as I went with what I had. I do like projects this way sometimes as it makes me use my brain a little more :) Thank you again …

-- WoodCrafts 67

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 06-02-2016 09:20 PM

I as said here many times before am always amazed the very talented people and even like me not so talented LOL don’t try to make more stuff ourselves. I see and have myself made quite a few good quality things including jigs and many good tools etc. Why why why ? do so many of us pay for the very simplest of jigs , developed by the very same people who made the Emperors new clothes? Do we really need to spend money on some of this highly insulting and often ,either useless, or at the very least, could easily be made at home. Let us see if some clever people here can add to this by sending in what appears to you to be really unnecessary in the way of helpful tool aids which we just do not need, unless we need very urgently, to get rid of the very money which burns you badly, if you don’t spend it very quickly, on the latest junk. . If there is money to be made out of it someone will make it. WE COULD MAKE AS OTHERS DID FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS OUR OWN WOODEN HANDPLANES.
Question do planes for woodworking really excel in function if they are made fromgrade 906zy grade metal and sharpened to stoneyhardish rock diamond edging which can cut paper in slices ,WOW my old granny could do that with her false teeth made from plain old plastic who would have thought it would you believe it is it real or the trick of the camera or done with mirrors.
I know lets make a device for those of us who need to be shown how to open the package of the last jig /useless item we just had to have as said in the Simpsons
if you don’t have it , YOU’RE nothing.
we bought someone out there needs to be thoroughly convinced that opening it without this jig is the very wrong and very hard way you are currently trying to learn to do it correctly

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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