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Does anyone ?have any good plans on how to make a small, simple, Lathe? Answered

I like lathes and have always wanted one. I want to make a very simple, small, lathe for wood. I want it to be pretty simple and easy to build. Perfect for small spindles and similar things. If someone could give me some good instructions on how to make one, I would be very greatful.

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dpsilver (author)2010-03-11

here you go i think it fits u perfectly but i think you will already have found it

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-04-13

It used to be quite common. Check for old popular mechanic's books at your library (or the old magazines on google books).

That said, there's a definatly a "danger danger" element to this one. A lathe is one of the least-safe tools in the shop. A DIY lathe can be even less safe.

One simple one is https://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Lathe/ and there are other similar ones in the box to the left.

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