Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - lathe Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:41:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Miniature Water Bottle Lathe
Miniature Water Bottle Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Francis3 This miniature lathe really is an easy to make, quick, and inexpensive project, which made it a suitable first instructable for me. Almost everything you will need to make it can be found at home, or bought very cheaply, due to the fact that (when I made it) it was only using things I could find on ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:51:37 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
Manuel 5 Axis Drill press/ Lathe/Mill
Manuel 5 Axis Drill press/ Lathe/Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> Franzplanz123 I want to show you an idea of how i setup a 120 dollar drill press with a horizontal/vertical mounting frame, positioning a 40 dollar cross vise and a 1/4 inch col-let router into a 4th axis precision milling machine for all those wood acrylic aluminum projects. Things your gonna neeed Bench-top dr...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:38 PDT
wooden Mallet
wooden Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble I'm always tapping on things in my workshop. Usually a ball peen is close by but will Mar or dent metal or wood. So I figure a good thing to have around is a Malley. choosing the lumber This is a piece of black walnut that is from a fallen limb. It happens to be free but after playing with it the...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 19:46:56 PDT
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe.
A simple gauge for setting tool height in the lathe. - More DIY How To Projects]]> JParis44 I made it at TechShop! This is a simple gauge for quickly setting tool height in a lathe. If you're using a lantern or four-way style toolpost these can be invaluable, but they are very convenient even with a quick change toolpost! Just place the tool on your cross slide and set the height of th...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 05:11:35 PST
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
Adjusting parts on faceplate made easy (Lathe) gtellez_00 While making a bore for HLQ at the TechShop in San Jose I was having some issues adjusting the part without unclamping it from the face plate and losing my location or pushing it too hard in one direction. In order to adjust the part while it was mounted on the face plate I had to attach adjusting b...
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Thu, 2 May 2013 01:28:24 PDT
How to Lathe and Turn Wood audreyobscura Learning to use lathes for wood turning can be scary, but it is actually easy and fun! The following instructables are excellent references for lathe projects, and list critical skills when learning how to lathe. Do you have an excellent wood turning or lathe project not in this guide? Message me, ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:40:43 PST
Downsizing a broken Emco Compact 5 PC lathe to manual operation. Dr Qui I bought a Emco Compact 5 CNC lathe about 18 months ago. it had been in a school or something and had been thoroughly vandalized by the little sh... i mean ill mannered children and had been used by the guy i got it from just as a manual lathe.  There is a stepper motor missing the optical sensor wa...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 17:53:29 PST
Polishing Metal Spinning Tools
Polishing Metal Spinning Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ian.TSSJ Metal spinning is a process that is a fun thing to do on an adapted wood lathe, although it can be frustrating if you are not getting it at first. The first step that you need to take is acquiring and prepping your metal spinning tools. Once you have a combo tool, you need to make sure that it is b...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:32:28 PDT
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
Mejoras a mi KISS lathe (my KISS lathe upgrades)
Mejoras a mi KISS lathe (my KISS lathe upgrades) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Visto y considerando que mi KISS lathe ha dado resultados satisfactorios, vale la pena dedicar tiempo a hacerle correcciones y mejoras. Algunas necesarias, otras convenientes, otras "ya que estamos". Seen and considering my KISS lathe has been successful, it is worth taking the time to make it corr...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:07:28 PDT
Cutting tools 2 (herramientas de corte 2)
Cutting tools 2 (herramientas de corte 2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Ver también Luego de haber pasado una semana con algo parecido a una gripe, me decidí a aprovechar el día soleado y templado, encendiendo la fragua para hacer el primer trabajo real con ella. Como decía en otro instructable, me pr...
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Fri, 20 May 2011 12:02:08 PDT
Cutting Tool (Herramienta de corte)
Cutting Tool (Herramienta de corte) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Ver también Cuando empecé a hacer torneado en madera, no tardé en darme cuenta de lo importante que es tener harramientas de corte de buena calidad. Pero lo bueno cuesta. Por lo tanto, empecé a buscar alternativas, y he conse...
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Wed, 18 May 2011 14:52:43 PDT
Mechanic speed variator (variador mec�nico de velocidad)
Mechanic speed variator (variador mec�nico de velocidad) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Como siempre, recibiré gustoso las correcciones que me hagan a mi inglés "yes bwana". En un primer momento pensé llamar a este instructable "Des-simplificando mi torno HSE", pero luego reflexioné que con ese nombre no iba a aparecer en las búsquedas. La necesidad de agregarle un variador de velocid...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:41:12 PDT
SteveAstroUK's workspace
SteveAstroUK's workspace - More DIY How To Projects]]> steveastrouk Here's a sequence of pictures from my workspace. Yes, we do really have to work too, but since we live and breath engineering, its not much of a deal. This is a picture of the latest of our products. Its a scientific instrument for measuring the properties of liquid  - metal, glass, pretty well any...
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:43:17 PST
Craftsman 109 Chuck Stand
Craftsman 109 Chuck Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> dzpchr234 This is a simple stand that I made to organize the chucks for my Craftsman 109 lathe. I was almost finished with this project when I decide to start taking pictures. The photos will show how the four jaw chuck peg was added. Locate peg holes These chucks have a 1/2 - 20 mount thread, I had a 7/...
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Sun, 5 Dec 2010 22:08:11 PST
Lathe Upgrades. 2 axis vice and rotozip - Mill perfect plywood disks.
Lathe Upgrades. 2 axis vice and rotozip - Mill perfect plywood disks. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dr Qui THIS INSTRUCTABLE HAS POTENTIAL FOR INJURY MUTILATION OR IN THE WORST CASE DEATH,  I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH INJURIES, IF YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Project:  To add my 2 axis 6" vice to the bed of my wood lathe so could turn perfect disk's from plywoo...
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Sat, 17 Jul 2010 15:00:22 PDT
The Bare Minimum DIY Lathe
The Bare Minimum DIY Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> psymansays  Hi, Guys.    I was cleaning up my work area, and found a project that I had left in a half-finished state: a super-simple lathe. Well, I finished it up, and got my lovely wife to take some photos, and video, in case anyone else needs something like this. This also doubles as a wheel grinder or wir...
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Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:06:06 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
Micro-Sized Miniature Lathe nepheron This is a tiny lathe I made last weekend. The motor is from a small hand vacuum motor and is directly attached to the chuck. It won't work with wood, but foam composite from a sign making shop works great. The power supply is from an old mini radio TV. I believe it's 12 volts and .85 amps. The case ...
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Fri, 2 Oct 2009 19:21:54 PDT
Torno del pobre (poor man's lathe)
Torno del pobre (poor man's lathe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Hace varios meses que vengo amenazando con hacerme un peque�o torno casero. Pues bien, ha llegado el momento de mostrarlo, porque si bien no est� totalmente terminado (es posible que no lo est� nunca, porque siempre se puede agregar algo m�s), ya est� operativo, al menos en forma parcial. La idea ...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2009 13:34:42 PDT
Lathe Attachment for Drill Press
Lathe Attachment for Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> Marsh A drill press is a great power source for all kinds of things. Here we offer a lathe attachment for a drill press that can be used to turn wood, plastic and even metals. Collecting up parts Here's where it starts. Take an old junk drill. This one died after only 6 months. Just out of warranty. I ...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:10:00 PST
Shop Tools Instructables Guides The shop is the production hub where incredible things get made and tools are the implements that we use to do what our hands cannot. Without them, we'd be stuck weaving baskets and painting pictures all day. With them, we can create nearly anything our human brains can conjure. Instructables has...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:13:00 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 ...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:09:06 PST
Welcome to my Workshop guyfrom7up This is my workshop, a lot of the tools are pretty old, but I like it. My workshop consists of my workshop and my electronic lab. There I conduct High Voltage (HV) experiments, as well as intricate circuitry (just don't mix the two!). I really only have wood working tools, but I would like to hav...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2008 15:39:36 PST
Bench Saw Table for a Wood Lathe
Bench Saw Table for a Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phil B I became fascinated with wood lathes when I was in Junior High. I saved my money until I could buy my own lathe. Soon I wanted a bench or table saw, too. I decided to fit a saw blade to my lathe and make a table for it. The unit in the photo is not my first effort, but is an improved version. Bla...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:58:01 PST
Tool Rest for a Belt Sander for Sharpening Tool Using Animal Now that I have a lathe, I had to buy lathe tools, having bought lathe tool I needed to sharpen them. I have a grinder, but right now it doesn't work, so I built this jig from the remains of a homebuilt router table. The rest needs to be one inch further back and the front of the rest needs to be r...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2008 15:00:35 PDT
Drill Press Lathe
Drill Press Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tool Using Animal I think any wood worker will eventually gravitate towards wood turning. However wood lathes (good ones anyways) are expensive, this is my variant based on the ones from Grizzly, Vertilathe and Eccentric cubicle. Make a live center The only thing you really need to do to create a lathe from your d...
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Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:55:48 PST
Hacksaw and Cordless Drill Lathe (Sort of...)
Hacksaw and Cordless Drill Lathe (Sort of...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> justmakeme! I had a milled carbon steel tube that I wanted to modify by cutting a "cone" off the end, but wasn't sure how to make an accurate, square cut as I could not use a tubing cutter. I also did not want to pay someone to cut the cone. My "on-the-fly" method using a hacksaw and cordless drill worked sur...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2007 17:23:51 PST
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
Build Your Own (metalworking) Lathe - Part I
Build Your Own (metalworking) Lathe - Part I - More DIY How To Projects]]> corradini You can make an entire machine shop worth of power machine tools, using basic hardware store/home center supplies and scrap metal. Melt aluminum in a metal-pail furnace, using sand, charcoal, and a clay flowerpot! Cast sophisticated metal tool parts using supplies from a gardening shop and modified ...
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Tue, 13 Sep 2005 18:12:44 PDT