Introduction: Homemade Wood Metal Lathe Very Cheap

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DIY Wood Mini Lathe Metal Axis Homemade Tailstock with Motor Drill very cheap and easy:
Parts and Tools:

Wood MDF 200 mm x 650 mm x 20 mm

2pcs SCS10UU 20 mm Linear Ball Bearing Motion Bearing CNC

2pcs 400 mm 20 mm Linear Rails

Aluminium Alloy Profile 1200 mm x 40 mm x 20 mm

Aluminium Alloy 6061 120 mm x 80 mm x 40 mm.

Lathe Chuck 80 mm

2 pcs Linear shaft 35 mm x 20 mm aixs .......


BeachsideHank (author)2015-05-15

Given the nature of the tool, I think I would double up the MDF thickness for better harmonic damping, and more rigidity between the headstock and lathe bed.