Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - lathe - popular Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:03:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 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...
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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...
By: catwood

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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...
By: Phil B

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Sun, 28 Feb 2010 03:48:18 PST