Introduction: Homemade Wood Mini Lathe DIY Headstock Chuck Spindle

Homemade Wood Mini Lathe DIY Headstock Chuck Spindle

The headstock is important of lathe machine ,The headstock houses the main spindle,The headstock is required to be made as robust as possible due to the cutting forces involved, which can distort a lightly built housing, and induce harmonic vibrations that will transfer through to the workpiece, reducing the quality of the finished workpiece.

You can do it in home with aluminium alloy 80 mm x 80 mm x 120 mm and Chuck Spindle buy from EBay, bearing 40 mm / 17 mm, ....

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pfred2 (author)2015-11-28

That is a strange chuck for a wood lathe. The wood lathes I've seen usually just have drive spurs. Although when I made my homemade lathe I did put a drill chuck on it. Someday I'd like to get a new spindle for my lathe, and bearings for it. But for now the caps I made for it seem to work OK.