Introduction: Making a Wooden Lathe Faceplate the Easy Way

About: Retired Boat builder,CNC programmer,Process Engineer

Making a wooden face plate the easy way,

I started by drilling a 17mm hole through a block of beach and cutting a tread in it with a steel tap ,

I started the tapping on the drill press to make sure it was all at 90 degrees

Step 1: Tapping a Screw Thread

I re-enforced the threads with liquid superglue and re tapped the thread.

Step 2: Turning the Face Plate

I took the corners off the threaded blank then I screwed the blank onto the headstock I shaped the faceplate on the lathe.

I needed a disc to glue on the front and I turned disc on my router table by spinning it. Then i glued the disc onto the turned part by pressing it on with my tailstock.

Check out my Instructable and a youtube video on making discs on the router table

Step 3: The Finished Faceplate

I cut a nut in half for clearance for the headstock and then screwed the finished faceplate on the lathe.

Check out my youtube video for a more comprehensive view of the build.