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Make Your Own Lathe

While most of us purchase our lathes, making one is an option if you are mechanically inclined.


Making a Treadle or Pole Lathe
By: The Association of Polelathe Turners and Greenwood Workers


Compact Turning Center
By: Jim Williar
In this short article, Jim shows us how to adds to this lathe stand to provide storage space for the bits and pieces that are needed for your turning. This technique could be applied to other lathes to create your own page.


Ultimate Lathe Stand
By: American Woodworker Editors
This article describes how to build a stand alone stand that is great for a mini or midi lathe. It has a great shelf to hold your kit and is very sturdy!


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Woodcraft Specials
Prices good from:
September 24 - October 21

Nova Pen Drilling Jaws
On Sale for only $29.99

Save $10

Price normally $39.99

The Nova pen jaws allow you to drill pen blanks right on your lathe. They will perfectly center the hole on any sized pen blank. Increase your accuracy and success rate with these jaws..

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Sorby Tools
Individual Tools or Sets

On Sale 15% Off

All Sorby tools both "individual" and "sets" are on sale this month. Add to your current collection, get a backup tool or buy a brand new set to get started turning.

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Rikon Midi Lathe
On Sale for only $549.99

Save $100

Price normally $649.99

This Rikon Midi Lathe has a 1 HP motor running 120VAC. The swing is 12.5" over the bed. The lathe has MT2 tapers in both the headstock and tailstock. It is belt driven with 3 pulleys for speeds of: 250 - 750, 550 - 1650, 1300 - 3850 RPM. There is a digital RPM readout and a forward and reverse switch. This is a good general purpose lathe for well balanced turning blanks.

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