Make Your Own Lathe

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

 

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!

 

Making a Treadle or Pole Lathe
By: The Association of Polelathe Turners and Greenwood Workers
In this article, Hugh tells us how to make our own treadle or pole lathe. He explains all the components and shows exactly how to make each piece of the lathe. With his directions you should be able to make your own.

 

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.

 

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