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HOMEMADE lathe made from scraps built FOR FREE ·
By: Ray MAKES
September 28, 2017 · 1,087 views

YES, it is possible to build a lathe just from the items already in your shop... well in my shop! all of the materials, motor, bearings etc. were found in my shop, and the wood was all left over scrap pieces, so i didn't have to purchase anything to build this lathe. that is why i am referring to it as my 'free lathe' . even though all of the items i used have value and all of them were purchased at one time or another, they all had other lives and were currently not in use, collecting dust or destined to a life on uncertainty.... except for the belt i took off of my drill press, i was alre

 

Ray's Project Updates No1 - Vertical lathe, plywood boat, boat trailer ·
By: Ray MAKES
December 13, 2016 · 3,175 views

in the first of Ray's Project Updates - A bit of progress on my Homemade Plywood Boat and the homemade vertical wood turning lathe and a new trailer for my boat. the homemade plywood boat has been painted (mostly) and flipped over. i also built a nice little cradle to set it on just for this purpose. the full video should be out by this Thursday. the vertical lathe got a big push!! a customer brought in the missing piece - a heavy duty power feeder stand that i was able to get for just 100!! very excited, now all i need to do is mount it and get a motor, hopefully inexpensively! after s

 

Homemade VERTICAL wood lathe PART 2 - Steel base and assembly ·
By: Ray MAKES
December 01, 2016 · 3,004 views

DIY, Homemade Vertical wood lathe part 2 - i had a base that was almost scraped from a machine we parted out and it looks like it will be a perfect fit my vertical lathe. i had to rill and tap a few holes and plasma cut a large hole to allow the gearbox to poke through the base and engage my ring gear on the slewing bearing. Are you planning on building a homemade lathe? I have built a few but they were quite technical. i thought it would be interesting to build a lathe where the turning axis is oriented in the vertical plane. the idea initially was suggested by a member of the homemade la

 

Lathe Stand Updated Video ·
By: Quarter Inch Off
October 20, 2016 · 1,037 views

Midi lathe stand design design found on IAP. Video shows beginning of lathe stand, before I ran out of batteries. Built this on MLK Day when I had off work. 20 degrees in my garage so cold I was unable to screw the stand together. So I improvised with a framing nailer. --------- If you found this video informative, instructional, entertaining or just plain cool, then please click LIKE. Also if you have not yet, please subscribe to my channel by hitting the subscribe button. -------- Disclaimer: Wood working is dangerous, know your equipment and operate it safely. These videos are meant to share my methods, failed attempts to inspire others to try their own thing. To help others gain confidence, learn from my mistakes and form their own techniques. Updated video reviews the stand in detail.

 

Homemade VERTICAL wood lathe PART 1 - PARTS, concept and introduction ·
By: Ray MAKES
July 21, 2016 · 3,081 views

DIY, homemade vertical woodturning lathe - are you planning on building a homemade lathe? I have built a few but they were quite technical. i thought it would be interesting to build a lathe where the turning axis is oriented in the vertical plane. the idea initially was suggested by a member of the homemade lathe facebook group (link below). the vertical lathe has been around since the industrial revolution and in fact we have one in our machine shop. however i have never seen one built for wood turning.... until now. i have no idea if this is going to work but since i had the parts alrea

 

Treadmill Lathe Failure Explained #36 ·
By: The Wood Whirler
July 05, 2016 · 969 views

I bought this motor on eBay. It looks like it was in flood, really corroded inside. Probably never run at full capacity. But the new one is nice.

 

8' Wood Lathe - HomeMade - by 16 year old - free plans ·
By: Ray MAKES
May 05, 2016 · 22,890 views

this is a quick little slide show of my 2nd homemade lathe (the first on was clearly inferior so i dismantled it after 1 week of use). the plan was developed by Carlyle Lynch and published by Fine Wood Working magazine. This lathe is quite simple to build and a pleasure to use. the slideshow documents the 25 years between building and selling this 'little' homemade lathe (that makes me feel old). YES i built it when i was 16 years old...it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. in fact i had to buy my first saw, and drill to actually build this homemade lathe. the lathe ended up being

 

HomeMade Lathe Part 5 - Woodturning a Goblet trophy - first project (torno casero) ·
By: Ray MAKES
April 16, 2016 · 8,520 views

building a homemade lathe is easy with this diy homemade lathe tutorial, part 5: Woodtunring a trophy in the shape of a GOBLET for the Maryland's Brewers Cup 2016. this was a nice first project for my little homemade lathe. The best part of this is that it was a commissioned wood turning project ON my free lathe. yes! i built the lathe for ZERO cost and was able to produce a project that i got paid for. It doesn't get any better than this! the lathe was on my bench which made it a little bit uncomfortable due to the height. the tool rest is a little bit too low as well so I'll have to mak

 

HomeMade Bowl Lathe Part 7 - Specifications only (torno casero) ·
By: Ray MAKES
April 09, 2016 · 1,589 views

this is a short video of just the specifications of the lathe. for those who are only interested in the hard stats and nothing else! this lathe has been fantastic! even though i have a video describing the full details of my homemade bowl lathe, i have been asked to separate some of the details for those that are only interested in specific parts of the lathe. i have several other parts as well as the full specifications video which you can see here https://youtu.be/11Dh0XLtdFQ if you are interested in homemade lathes please visit pout facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadelathe

 

HomeMade Bowl Lathe Part 6 - VARIABLE SPEED CONTROLS! (torno casero) ·
By: Ray MAKES
April 09, 2016 · 2,543 views

The control variable speed controls!! most importantly without a VFD. strictly a mechanical variable speed system without variable speed pulleys or variable frequency drives. i used a shimpo variable speed gearbox that lets me adjust the speed from 0-1000 rpm. torque is also variable from 250-50 in-lbs. since the motor is always running at full speed, i have the full motor torque available. this is the issue with VFD's i dont like. this lathe has been fantastic! even though i have a video describing the full details of my homemade bowl lathe, i have been asked to separate some of the details for those that are only interested in specific parts of the lathe. i have several other parts as well as the full specifications video which you can see here https://youtu.be/11Dh0XLtdFQ if you are interested in homemade lathes please visit pout facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadelathe

 

HomeMade Bowl Lathe Part 5 - control panel, placement, mounting (torno casero) ·
By: Ray MAKES
April 09, 2016 · 1,326 views

The control box and placement, thought process, with mounting details. this lathe has been fantastic! even though i have a video describing the full details of my homemade bowl lathe, i have been asked to separate some of the details for those that are only interested in specific parts of the lathe. i have several other parts as well as the full specifications video which you can see here https://youtu.be/11Dh0XLtdFQ if you are interested in homemade lathes please visit pout facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadelathe

 

Homemade lathe (torno casero) - compilation, start to finish ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 30, 2016 · 27,881 views

Building a homemade lathe, from start to finish, from only the items already found in my shop. i honestly thought it was going to be a bit more difficult, i knew i had a few things lying around to build a lathe with but i was not 100% sure i would be able to do it strictly with the items i could find already in the shop. i did not have any idea what the finished lathe would look like because it was an improvised design based on whatever i could get a hold of. no one is more surprised than i am that such a lathe would not only be possible but would work so nicely! this video is compiled fro

 

HomeMade Lathe Part 4 (torno casero) - tool rest, motor mount, powering up ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 29, 2016 · 36,504 views

building a homemade lathe is easy with this diy homemade lathe tutorial, part 4, FINALLY up and running! my little lathe made from scrap parts is able to turn some wood! construction time was about 16 -20 hours over the course of a week. most of that time was spent looking at the parts i had in front of me and thinking of how they could be used to build a homemade lathe in my home shop. TOTAL cost is 0, i did not spend a single penny to build this lathe. unlike post of my projects this one was completely improvised. i did not plan any part of its construction, i simply looked around my sho

 

HomeMade Lathe Part 3 (torno casero) - spur drive, live center, bed ways ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 19, 2016 · 37,184 views

building a homemade lathe is easy with this diy homemade lathe tutorial, part 3. ever think 'man i wish i had a small lathe but i dont want to spend any money'? I have built a few lathes. but i had the idea ' wouldn't it be interesting to build a lathe ONLY from the parts that are already in my shop.' Honestly i wish i had tried this sooner, i had no idea how much stuff i had laying around, nor that i actually had enough to build a lathe. this lathe was born from the need to turn a few tool handles, except that i didn't have a lathe small enough to do it. obviously the little lathe is f

 

HomeMade Lathe Part 2 (torno casero) - Head stock, tail stock, bed ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 17, 2016 · 75,938 views

building a homemade lathe is easy with this diy homemade lathe tutorial, part 2. I have built a few but they were quite technical. i thought it would be interesting to build a lathe ONLY from the parts that are already in my shop. i should have tried this sooner as i had no idea how much stuff i had laying around, nor that i actually had enough to do the job! this lathe was born from the need to turn a few tool handles, except that i didn't have a lathe small enough to do it. obviously the little lathe is for woodturning and wood turning only. i would not attempt to turn anything other than wood on this little lathe. and actually the lathe is really only intended to do spindle turning. I cover different aspects of homemade lathe building including the tailstock, headstock and bed. #homemadelathe #lathe #woodlathe #woodturning be sure to watch part one and if you are interested in homemade lathes, please visit our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadelathe

 

HomeMade Lathe Part 1 (torno casero) - finding parts and getting started ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 16, 2016 · 13,742 views

building a homemade lathe is easy with this diy homemade lathe tutorial, part 1. Thinking about building a lathe or thought 'i think i can put one together, Making a lathe from the stuff i already have in the shop.' well, i did. and decided it was time to do something about it. so i started with this video and got this little project moving. i was quite surprised that i had all of the components to do the job! this lathe was born from the need to turn a few tool handles, except that i didn't have a lathe small enough to do it. obviously the little lathe is for woodturning and wood turning only. i would not attempt to turn anything other than wood on this little lathe. and actually the lathe is really only intended to do spindle turning. homemadelathe #lathe #woodlathe #woodturning be sure to watch part one and if you are interested in homemade lathes, please visit our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadelathe

 

How to build a lathe Part 3 - self aligning roller bearings ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 13, 2016 · 12,297 views

this is the last in the bearing series as i think i have covered the subject thoroughly. not all bearings are the same so a little research will go a long way based on your particular requirements. for me, these bearings have performed beyond expectation and i will continue to use them.

 

How to build a lathe Part 2 - mounted bearings vs sleeve bearings ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 10, 2016 · 14,218 views

some of my viewers asked about which are the best bearings to use for building a wood lathe at home. Different manufactures make the same claim about ball bearings and sleeve. the VB36 which i like but have never used, utilizes sleeve bearings, while most other lathe manufacturer use a ball bearing configuration of some type. hope this video helps clarify things. filmed at http://www.diamondstatemachining.com/ please visit our homemade lathe group on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadelathe

 

Homemade lathe invitation to participate in community design build project ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 07, 2016 · 2,402 views

This video is simply an introduction and invitation for input in the community project of building a homemade lathe started on the Facebook page Homemade Lathe (tornos casero) https://www.facebook.com/groups/homemadelathe/ Un version en Español de este video se encuentra aqui https://youtu.be/i23z99RwVdA

 

Torno Casero - motor, transmission y montadura (video in spanish) ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 06, 2016 · 2,256 views

This video was requested by my Spanish speaking audience. to find the English version click here https://youtu.be/aVf8mqp2GfE

 

Torno Casero - detalles de rodamiento (video in spanish) ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 05, 2016 · 36,427 views

This video was requested by my Spanish speaking audience. to find the English version click here https://youtu.be/RSIpnMosFjs

 

Homemade Wood lathe - Articulated tool rest ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 03, 2016 · 2,603 views

This is my finished articulated tool rest.... i just need to paint it to match (lets see how long that takes)! the original version had the 2nd link arm too long and it flexed terribly. the shorter 2nd link is much stiffer, and now the lathe is perfect. to view the complete video of my homemade lathe specifications please visit this link https://youtu.be/11Dh0XLtdFQ

 

Homemade Wood Lathe - motor and transmission, variable speed ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 02, 2016 · 5,063 views

A short snippet video that details just the motor mount, motor, and transmission that i used for this lathe build. this is part of a the longer video found here https://youtu.be/11Dh0XLtdFQ

 

Homemade Wood Lathe - spindle and headstock information ·
By: Ray MAKES
March 02, 2016 · 9,177 views

a quick description of the bowl lathe spindle and configuration of the headstock. one item i didn't mention is the ratio between the spindle and drive train is 1:1. don't forget to subscribe. para ver en español https://youtu.be/rWJjKhe4HHU

 

Lathe spindle forces explained static, dynamic (radial), and thrust ·
By: Ray MAKES
February 27, 2016 · 45,224 views

one of the viewers on my previous video ( https://youtu.be/11Dh0XLtdFQ ) mentioned that i may have skipped an interesting detail of the lathe spindle. he was, in fact, correct. all of my videos are improvised, so i accidentally left out an important detail regarding compensation for thrust forces on the spindle and bearings. this information is particularly useful to you if you are thinking about designing your own lathe or are having a little bit of trouble with one you have built and may have neglected to study all of the forces acting on your spindle.

 

Homemade Lathe - big Bowl lathe with Specifications Compilation ·
By: Ray MAKES
February 22, 2016 · 10,477 views

this is a short (just kidding its quite long) video of my home built bowl lathe. i made this video because over the past year i have received a huge amount of requests for information on the lathe, its construction, specifications and plans. i built the lathe from sketches based on the components i could find at a reasonable expense. this is my third home built lathe and definitely the heaviest duty. if you have any questions pleas put them in the comments and i WILL get to them.

 

Lathe Stand ·
By: Quarter Inch Off
February 19, 2015 · 2,489 views

Updated Video can be found here: https://youtu.be/TjSkrAj73RI From design found on IAP. Video shows beginning of lathe stand, before I ran out of batteries. Built this on MLK Day when I had off work. 20 degrees in my garage so cold I was unable to screw the stand together. So I improvised with a framing nailer. No audio, I had planned on doing a separate audio voice over once I learn how. --------- If you found this video informative, instructional, entertaining or just plain cool, then please click LIKE. Also if you have not yet, please subscribe to my channel by hitting the subscribe button. -------- Disclaimer: Wood working is dangerous, know your equipment and operate it safely. These videos are meant to share my methods, failed attempts to inspire others to try their own thing. To help others gain confidence, learn from my mistakes and form their own techniques.

 

Small Workbench Part 2 The Top ·
By: H F Bowern Designs - Harold Bowern
December 05, 2014 · 13,337 views

Well this week I am building a small workbench to add to a stand I had my lathe on. This is simple structure, made from Baltic Birch plywood, with duel thickness on the top side and the middle support. I later wrapped the top portion with poplar and added a false MDF top. The idea of the small bench is that it can be moved between workbenches to bring the projects closer to my eyes, and as I am getting older, I would like not to bend so much. This video I take you through the steps in making the top.. I also show you my Zyliss portable bench vise I got many years ago. It has lots of fea

 

Bow Lathe India ·
By: India indian
September 15, 2014 · 93 views

 

My home made lathe ·
By: MARK Baid
August 22, 2014 · 1,492 views

 

Cheap wooden Lathe Pen ·
By: George Fotinakes
July 21, 2014 · 3,722 views

An inexpensive way to make wooden pens on a wood lathe.

 

WOODTURNING ON MY TREDLE LATHE ·
By: Robbiethewoodturner
May 23, 2014 · 6,850 views

Here is a video about a treadle lathe that i made a few years back. The link to Bob https://www.youtube.com/user/bobham5 http://robbiethewoodturner.net/ This video was produced and made by Robbie power Copyright All Rights Reserved

 

HOMEMADE WOOD LATHE 2 ·
By: Florin
October 03, 2013 · 40,436 views

Executia in regim homemade a unui utilaj multifunctional pentru strunjirea si frezarea lemnului.

 

Diy lathe ·
By: oreos40
August 15, 2013 · 222 views

thin spins these are 9/16 on the large end 1/2' on the small end with a 3/8' dowel incorporated on the small end over all length is 12'

 

home made lathe for large unique wood turnings ·
By: oreos40
March 17, 2013 · 6,106 views

Almost ready to turn some wood! This is a video tour of the home built lathe about halfway through the build. It is too cold to paint parts so much of it is still naked. I will post some new videos of success or disaster as the opportunity presents itself.

 

007_Stand for the Lathe_EN ·
By: PeteTGIF
January 30, 2013 · 9,209 views

To give my lathe a new home, I build this stand. The split top allowes chips to fall direct to the ground. The dimensions of the stand are dictated by the size of my lathe and my own 'hight', it is verry comfortable to work with. Please leave a comment. Visit my website at www.thankgoditsfriday.de/en Me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tgif1608

 

Torno caseiro madeira III. Woodlathe homemade III ·
By: Giuseppe Mendonça
September 14, 2012 · 10,725 views

Realização de objeto ('caralhinho') em torno caseiro. A madeira que está a ser trabalhada é de Aveleira (Corylus avellana). A madeira é branda, de fácil corte, apresenta veios bonitos. O Objeto não foi concluído neste vídeo.

 

Torno caseiro madeira II - Wood lathe Home made II. ·
By: Giuseppe Mendonça
July 15, 2012 · 22,452 views

Torno de madeira caseiro: algumas peças realizadas mexelhote e piões,... e ferramentas caseiras para o corte de madeira...

 

HOMEMADE WOOD LATHE 1 ·
By: Florin
July 05, 2012 · 19,239 views

Strung homemade

 

Homemade Wood Lathe #7 ·
By: dashrocket
June 03, 2012 · 43,369 views

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

 

Homemade Wood Lathe #6 ·
By: dashrocket
June 03, 2012 · 33,296 views

Tulip wood

 

Homemade Wood Lathe #5 ·
By: dashrocket
May 23, 2012 · 42,354 views

New live center. Getting better tweak by tweak.

 

Homemade Wood Lathe #4 ·
By: dashrocket
May 12, 2012 · 40,441 views

My brothers first pen.

 

Homemade Wood Lathe #3 ·
By: dashrocket
April 26, 2012 · 58,536 views

Test run with a pen mandrel.

 

Homemade Wood Lathe #2 ·
By: dashrocket
April 22, 2012 · 69,485 views

Turned a piece of wood and sanded for the first time. Works like a champ!

 

Homemade Wood Lathe #1 ·
By: dashrocket
April 21, 2012 · 296,680 views

Built a wood lathe using a drill and a skateboard wheel.

 

home made Lathe rig ·
By: Tom F
February 20, 2011 · 206,683 views

 

big lathe.wmv ·
By: Andy Coates RPT
April 09, 2010 · 4,962 views

Short film detailing the first run of a custom built 3HP large faceplate lathe after conversion to variable speed. Thanks to www.drivesdirect.co.uk for supply,advice, and technical support.

 

home made lathe ·
By: PERUTURNER
December 05, 2008 · 169,307 views

view of my lathe made from railroad tracks up side down,12 speeds 500-2100rpm

 

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