Drill Press Wood Turning

Adding a lathe to the arsenal of tools in your shop is usually a milestone for most weekend wood workers as other tools, needs and money tend to push that addition down the list for most of us. So what do you do if you don’t have a lathe but you have the need for some small turnings to help finish off that special heirloom jig you’ve been working on or that special gift for your wife? You could buy them, get a friend to make them or if you have a drill press, you can make them yourself as I did.

While this process wont win any speed records and you can’t turn large projects, it will allow you to turn small knobs, handles or small feet as well as give you a glimpse into the world of turning.



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    4 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Just tried to go to your .com. "FOR SALE". You not home no more? Hope it's not true.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea !!

    Love to hear "Take on me" by A-HA on the backround ;-)



    6 years ago on Introduction

    wow thats really cool. great video thanks for putting it up. how did you secure the poplar to the drill press benchtop?

    1 reply

    Thanks for watching and the comment embochner,

    I glued a dowel into the poplar block, then inserted the dowel into the DP chuck and tightened it down securely (if that's what your asking?)