Woodworking Lathe

This is my woodworking Lathe made from Recycled Materials
Just over 2 years old and still going strong
I Have always wanted to build a lathe so I thought lets do it :)
The Bed of the Lathe is made from spare pressure treated posts I had in the workshop and the rails are hard wood from some old louvre doors..
The tail stock rotating center is made from a cut down chuck of a router..
Head stock Assembly is made from an Old drill press I had under my work bench just doing nothing :)
The tool rest is from an old pine dresser and the under neath of the main plate that sits on the rails has had two channels routed out and then I added two strips of mild steel plat bar...
These are the first two Pieces I turned on this lathe... and the rest of the Pictures are other projects done on this Lathe...

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  • Judith Judith on Jul 01, 2020

    Lovely woodworking idea! So inspiring! 😍

    While YouTube is great for finding information on woodworking and how to start your first project—finding simple to follow, step-by-step woodworking plans is something I rarely find in YouTube videos.

    If anyone is looking for dimensional plans that lay out the entire process of a project—piece by piece and step-by-step—I highly recommend Ted’s Woodworking Guide that consist of 16,000 woodworking plans. Here's a link to his site.

    It’s an excellent guide with thousands of plans that go into detail about how to complete various projects.

    I believe it costs around $60-70, but the content within is well worth the price.

    Me and my hubby can't recommend it enough. Good luck! 🙂

  • Blake Howard Blake Howard on Dec 02, 2020

    This is the best thing I've seen all week. Highly inspiring and impressive! You should get this story published by some blog. Will help a lot of aspiring woodworkers who can't spare the bucks to buy expensive equipment.

    This needs to be out there! It's a lovely achievement. You should try reaching out to woodyman.