Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - lathe - popular Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:32:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mini Wood Lathe
Mini Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> laffinm Before I begin, I would like to ask you to vote for this instructable. It was made as an entry for the Tools Contest here on Instructables, and I would very much appreciate your vote. Winning contests helps me build, upgrade and stay interested in this hobby, and continue creating more content for y...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:13:59 PDT
DIY Lathe add ons
DIY Lathe add ons - More DIY How To Projects]]> adenda2 I bought a small harbor freight lathe for 200 something and never had the money to buy all the tools I wanted for it. so I started creating them as I went. hope you are inspired. drill chuck. 1. take apart the drill. this took me about an hour... sadly I found that my drill had a snap ring hidden...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:21:31 PDT
Making Your Own Branding Iron
Making Your Own Branding Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> Switch and Lever The video link, in case it doesn't show: is more awesome than burning your mark into something? Not much, I can tell you that! Watch the video and follow this instructable for instructions on how to make your own custom branding iron.MaterialsWoodSteel...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:51:08 PST
Air Engine (Updated 1/25/09) Rob K This is a very short video less than 10 seconds. This is the better video. This was the semester long project we did in class for Machine Tool Technology at the University of Central Missouri. I would like to hook the engine up to something and do tests. The base is made out of a 3/4 in t...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:09:06 PST
Lathe-Mounted Disc Sander
Lathe-Mounted Disc Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> MissionSRX Sanding machines are fairly common in most woodworking shops, with models ranging from small tabletop versions to high-powered floor models. When still living at home, I used a combination belt/disc sander in my minuscule shop to shape and correct nearly every part I cut. Today, my workshop shares a...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:53:35 PST
Shop cheats: Quick threaded arbors
Shop cheats: Quick threaded arbors - More DIY How To Projects]]> Metal_maestro This is the second Instructable in my maybe series of "Shop cheats." And a link to the first if you missed it: here.I will not take credit for this one, as I saw it in a newsletter for "The Home Shop Machinist." Every now and again one seems to need to turn a bolt or other threaded work piece. But u...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:44:25 PST
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone!
Dynamic Motor Balancing - with Sugru and an iPhone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> phidauex Many shop or machine tools have big motors, and many big motors VIBRATE. In some cases this is a good thing, but usually it is not. Smooth running motors last longer, make less noise, and in the case of saws or other shop tools, make better quality cuts.The best way to make your motor perform better...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:19:36 PDT
Dremel tool post grinder
Dremel tool post grinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> wireb While working on a custom lionel rivet punch for my dad I ran into the need for a tool post grinder. Since this is one off project I did not want to purchase a new one. So decided to see what I could build out of my scrap bin. I happen to have a old Dremel and some aluminum scrap so decided to go wi...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:16:55 PDT
Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power
Building A Viking Pole Lathe Without Using Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer I've always had an affinity for traditional craft, and when I saw the 'hand tools only' contest I knew it was time to break out the wood working gear and make something I've wanted build for a long time. With this project, I figured I'd take it a step further. There are many people that don't claim ...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:45:26 PDT
How to make a Tiny Hammer Switch and Lever "When all you have is a hammer everything around you looks like a nail"  That may not be an exact quote, but something like that was what Abraham Maslow said back in the '60s, and if he's right, following this instructable you can go around bopping everything like a nail. Barring ants, you won't hu...
By: Switch and Lever

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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:41:41 PST
Pocket Lathe
Pocket Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian Sometimes building small items requires small tools. This pocket lathe is 8 inches wide, 3 inches deep and 4.5 inches tall. Yes it does fit completely in my jacket pocket and cargo pants pocket. Please note that there are some ideas for improvement posted at the end of this Instructable. This s...
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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:35:44 PDT
100% Homemade Lathe
100% Homemade Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> catwood Although I know other people have built lathes themselves, after an enormous amount of looking on Google, I saw most homemade lathes involve casting and milling, as well as using off the shelf components like chucks and tapers. Being only a high school student, I wanted to experiment with a lathe wi...
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Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:51:19 PDT
No Lathe, No Milling Machine, No Problem
No Lathe, No Milling Machine, No Problem - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phil B This is a heavy duty holesaw mandrel.  The shank on this is 7/16 inch and requires a 1/2 inch drill chuck.  My drill has a 3/8 inch chuck.  I had to make several dozen 3 inch holes in our soffets (also spelled 'soffit') for ventilation louvers.  I ground the shank flats down freehand so the mandre...
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Sun, 28 Feb 2010 03:48:18 PST