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Project by irtamos posted 430 days ago 2146 views 8 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 430 days ago

Very creative well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 430 days ago

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

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#3 posted 430 days ago

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 430 days ago

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 430 days ago

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 430 days ago

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

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#7 posted 430 days ago

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 430 days ago

Excellent piece of equipment. Love recycled items

-- Norman

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#9 posted 430 days ago

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.

-- Tim, Sydney Australia,,

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#10 posted 430 days ago

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 429 days ago

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 429 days ago

+1 for woodcox

Cool project irtamos

-- sswilcox, Oregon

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#13 posted 428 days ago

wow, real imagination here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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