DIY lathe built by 10 year old boy

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Forum topic by Rick M. posted 05-01-2014 04:00 AM 4250 views 1 time favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2014 04:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe diy russian homemade world

From what I gather the plan comes from an old Russian magazine called Homemade World. The video is a young boy, maybe ten years old, building a lathe from wood and bicycle parts and at the end he turns a chess rook. The lathe pictured below is a little different than the one in the video. You won’t need to understand the words to follow the build.

From their website: Yunost.RUchildren TV channel that is broadcasting short films, which are a good tool for a better understanding of some school subjects. They are taught to carry out personal leisure and fun with good, believe in themselves, learn how to do something yourself.


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#1 posted 05-01-2014 08:00 AM

:) Cool

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 09:25 AM

That was great Rick!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 05-01-2014 10:35 AM

I learned that Russian 10 year olds have more patience, skill, and perseverence than i do.

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#4 posted 05-01-2014 01:06 PM

Imagine what he will be capable of in 10 more years.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-01-2014 01:37 PM

they say you return to your youth
as you get older

i just might get to his skill level
after puberty again
just before diapers

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 05-01-2014 04:32 PM

The way he made the pulley was clever. Not just because he glued it up from several pieces but how he cut perfect circles using shop made tools.


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#7 posted 05-01-2014 04:52 PM

Really cool – reminds me of the stuff that used to be in popular mechanics, making hovercraft with vacuum cleaner engines… and even a hang glider.

Today – everything you might build is too dangerous, and you risk being sued for putting the plans out there.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#8 posted 05-01-2014 05:16 PM

Ingenuity has no age boundaries!

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#9 posted 05-01-2014 06:00 PM

Don’t you wish it were true that 10-year-olds could do things like that without adult help!

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#10 posted 05-01-2014 08:47 PM

In America if someone put out a project book for kids that included powered machines and electronics they’d be sued out of existence by the parents.


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#11 posted 05-19-2014 12:13 PM

Purdee intelligent.

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#12 posted 05-19-2014 04:42 PM

Totally fake. A real ten-year old would have made a nightstick, not a chess piece.

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#13 posted 05-19-2014 04:53 PM

Rick, you are probably correct as U.S. have become way too litigious for innovation!

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