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Forum topic by schizems posted 02-02-2012 10:01 AM 1735 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2012 10:01 AM

So im thinking of building a Wood Lathe with a high powered drill from the garage. Going to be building the basic 2×4 version with a empty center for the tailstock to slide on.

My question is i cant seem to find out if the tailstock needs to be locked down or if it can float back and forth freely? will the Headstock hold the wood and tailstock in place?

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 11:19 AM

ShopNotes magizine had a shop built lathe in Volume 13 Issue 73

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 04:48 AM

Shopnotes Magazine- Issue #5 has a drillpress lathe that I think I’m going to try as it looks like a quick, simple, and functional build.

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