Asked on Sep 29, 2017

How to build a homemade lathe?

FLRose Broadway


Does anybody have any ideas on how to build a homemade lathe fairly cheaply?

2 answers
  • Rose Broadway
    on Sep 29, 2017

    This should help you. I didn't have a clue that it could be done!
  • FL
    on Sep 29, 2017

    "Consider the wood lathe: The basic models cost more than $300, and even a used piece of equipment commands nearly that price . . . yet the tool is so versatile that it's usually one of the first to find a place in the serious wood shop. Fortunately, a garden-variety lathe—without a lot of fancy features—is such a perfect example of simple design that an amateur toolsmith ought to be able to assemble a bargain-basement duplicate all on his or her own. To prove just this point, MOTHER EARTH NEWS researchers Dennis Burkholder and Robyn Bryan tackled the task and came up with the bare-bones, homemade wood lathe." :
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