From washing machine to lathe...

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Project by irtamos posted 05-19-2013 06:27 PM 2733 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s just a very low cost project. With the motor from an old washing machine and some metal parts from the junkyard I made a very good working lathe. Perhaps an idea for someone ?

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 06:29 PM

Very creative well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 06:39 PM

looks great. Watch out for the rinse cycle, though.

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#3 posted 05-19-2013 07:20 PM

Constant spin cycle ….that’s thinking out of the box , for sure : ) Good for you !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 05-19-2013 07:42 PM

The rinse cycle is just a part from my next project – a very usefull tool, soon in lumberjocks.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#5 posted 05-19-2013 08:42 PM

Don’t have to worry about what speed you in :)
Well done from scraps

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 12:28 AM

Great build! Taking what might have been garbage and making a functioning lathe! Well done!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 12:51 AM

What happens when it goes to agitate? Just kiddin’. Nice job to be able to turn on a budget.

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#8 posted 05-20-2013 03:10 AM

Excellent piece of equipment. Love recycled items

-- Norman

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#9 posted 05-20-2013 06:15 AM

Awesome tool you made there. AGHGHGH I saw an old washing machine the other day, I should have picked it up now you showed us this.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#10 posted 05-20-2013 07:34 AM

Very infinite outside the box thinking. Nice project and creativity.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#11 posted 05-20-2013 05:31 PM

Sweet i maytag this one. What did you use make up the tail stock?

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#12 posted 05-20-2013 10:29 PM

+1 for woodcox

Cool project irtamos

-- sswilcox, Oregon

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#13 posted 05-22-2013 01:34 AM

wow, real imagination here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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