Homemade Wood Lathe ( a good start! )





The elusive homemade wood lathe can be built if you make yourself Do It! This video shows how I made the mandrel/arbor for mounting turning stock onto a motor. The mandrel/arbor needs to be made out of a piece of hard wood!!! I use poplar in the video for testing the build procedure. Soft wood does not work and is dangerous!!! In fact, doing, is dangerous! This video is not an invitation for practice, It is only for illustrative purposes.

I am doing this to see if turning is something that I would like to do. I also would rather waste time than money, learning doesn't have to be expensive.

The mandrel/arbor in this video is more precise and balanced than the general hardware store variety.
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