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