These plans are for making a homemade mini metal lathe by aluminium alloy and Linear Motion Guide Rail Machinery Devices, great for model making and turning small parts.
This aluminium alloy turning lathe has a capacity of up to 80 mm and a maximum distance between centers of about 400 mm travel. The tools required to build it are a hacksaw, breastdrill, files, clamps, and a few drills, taps and clamp
After building the model maker's lathe, the second set of plans will guide you through building the tools and fittings you'll need. The first essential will be the cutting bit. Then you'll learn to make a drill chuck for the tailstock, and later a faceplate.