Wood Lathe

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Project by busupholstery posted 03-26-2018 01:33 AM 5766 views 17 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this lathe based on a Jet 10-15…...Used a 2hp motor from a treadmill with a speed control for variable speed capability…....Sides and base are double thickness with Baltic birch on top and heavy pressed board on inside for weight gain…...Currently has two Jacob chucks but working on 4 jaw chuck and face plate…...Was a fun project…...

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#1 posted 03-26-2018 01:39 AM

Very impressive wood working. Almost to beautiful to use. Nice work.

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#2 posted 03-26-2018 01:57 AM

Super cool project, extremely impressive build. Well done sir !

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#3 posted 03-26-2018 02:18 AM

Very Nice & Well Done!

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#4 posted 03-26-2018 02:21 AM

Beautiful machine sir! Outstanding work!

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#5 posted 03-26-2018 02:22 AM

Awesome work!

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#6 posted 03-26-2018 03:06 AM

Wow, just wow!!!

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#7 posted 03-26-2018 03:27 AM


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#8 posted 03-26-2018 06:57 AM

Great build this wooden lathe.


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#9 posted 03-26-2018 07:53 AM

çok güzel

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#10 posted 03-26-2018 10:23 AM

That is a thing of beauty! Amazing!
Have you had a chance to do a test run with it yet?

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#11 posted 03-26-2018 10:59 AM

Fine woodworking, great design and just awesome.

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#12 posted 03-26-2018 11:04 AM

Sure looks good. Would like to see it in action.

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#13 posted 03-26-2018 11:10 AM

Thanks for the nice comments…..

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#14 posted 03-26-2018 11:16 AM

Pretty shop furniture.

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#15 posted 03-26-2018 11:48 AM

Nice looking and well named project.

I have a slightly broken treadmill with a speed controller on it. Never thought of stealing the speed controller from it though. Now you’ve given me an idea…don’t think the wife will like it too much though.

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