Homemade (wood) Lathe Router Duplicator!

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 09-20-2013 03:19 PM 15466 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The attached video link is a quick look at my home made lathe and router duplicator! This thing is awesome! It projects like these that me love woodworking so much!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 04:13 PM

That was a great idea and obviously could be easily adapted to a “real” lathe.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 04:38 PM

Awesome! Great idea. Like very much. Thank for share!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 04:52 PM

Another great vid. Looking forward to Tuesday.

LesB: Yeah, I’ve got it in my head that this opens up some interesting doors for modding my new Harbor Freight lathe; especially if Izzy’s going where I think he’s going with it.

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 05:50 PM

Great job. Izzy is def a VERY creative fellar. Love the video. This is really cool. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to Tuesday

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Izzy Swan

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 06:42 PM

Cany wait to show you guys what I am doing with this thing. Just awesome stuff! Thanks for the comments!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#6 posted 09-20-2013 07:44 PM

Izzy, that is an awesome duplicator. No end to your projects and you work so fast in the video!!
You sure get a lot done in a week!!! You should work for Wood Magazine and sell videos!!I can’t believe all the things you dream up!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 08:16 PM

AWSOME !! Warms my heart to see your ingenuity.

-- The longest distance to be seen between two objects, is the shortest

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#8 posted 09-20-2013 11:20 PM

Izzy, you sure make it easy for folks to get into woodworking without laying down a bunch of cash. Good for you!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 09-21-2013 05:01 AM

This is really interesting and a bit inspirational.
I have to try this.
Routers and lathes have been done before, but this kinda bends the rules.
But my intent would be to make a jig for my lathe, opposed to actually making the lathe.
Clever stuff.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#10 posted 09-21-2013 07:40 AM

Izzy you have done it once again. I’m sure somewhere along the line you have taught woodworking to many people. I really like seeing your ideas.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 09-21-2013 11:37 AM

You are the jig-genious! Way kool, Izz

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 09-22-2013 02:39 PM

Nice job IZZY, I tried to share this video about a Longworth Chuck. But Youtube doesn’t allow it,
Don’t know if it’d be a value to you or not

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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Esko Lehtovaara

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#13 posted 09-24-2013 09:39 PM

you got me smiling again.

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at

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#14 posted 10-25-2015 02:30 PM

Thanks, this is absolute resources that will help me for my wood working project.. not so much familiar in routing works, but will surely learn for this.

-- see us at 2070 Newcomb Avenue, Unit B, San Francisco, CA 94124.

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#15 posted 04-28-2016 11:25 PM

Needing to use the lathe to build a Toys and Joys train engine but I don’t have any lathe tools any more so what to do.
So ordered the plans and today I an ready to build my train when the plans come in.
Thanks Izzy for a fun different project.
I always love your wacky projects glad I finally found a use for one of them.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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