Shopbuilt – Wooden lathe






Super fun project! this lathe was made from the parts of an old cheap drill press.

The can turn a spindle 32" long

The can turn a spindle 32″ long

The shaft from the drill press is tapered.

The shaft from the drill press is tapered.

Can easily use the original drill chuck.

Can easily use the original drill chuck.

Have to drill a tapered hole for any attachments, luckily i have the correct tapered drill bit.

Have to drill a tapered hole for any attachments, luckily i have the correct tapered drill bit.

Step pulley,s from the drill press

Step pulley,s from the drill press

Maple tail stock, made a bronze wheel and lock collar

Maple tail stock, made a bronze wheel and lock collar

Adapter plate to adjust belt tension and speed

Adapter plate to adjust belt tension and speed

tool rest locks in-between the rails

tool rest locks in-between the rails

Tool rest is made from maple

Tool rest is made from maple

Tool rest is made to turn 360 degrees

Tool rest is made to turn 360 degrees

1/8" flade bar for the tool rest

1/8″ flade bar for the tool rest

Head stock is just layers of plywood. Two locking bolts to hold the spindle in place

Head stock is just layers of plywood. Two locking bolts to hold the spindle in place

Tailstock has a threaded rod with a sharpe point for a dead centre

Tailstock has a threaded rod with a sharpe point for a dead centre

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