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09-14-2014 11:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig lathe carving tool carving shaping turning homemade

hi there I was just wondering if there’s anybody out there who’s made a lathe before cause I got a few extra motors laying around and thought I wonder if its possible to make my own lathe well if anyone out there has made one before or has an idea how to make one could you please post a picture or something to help me out with the design

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 12:21 AM

sweet thanks

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 12:26 AM

There were quite a few in Fine Woodworking articles
over the years. Some of them were most impressive.

You can get CD/DVD archives of FWW articles. There’s
also a book, “Making and Modifying Machines”.

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 02:26 PM

While I have no interest in building a wood lathe some different approaches. Of course there is more info available if you look.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 09-15-2014 05:31 PM

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