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How to use a Lathe

For cutting, shaping and shearing wood, a lathe can't be beat. Lathes are used to create cylinders and round furniture legs and also to...

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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. Midi Lathe (01:13)

    Delta's midsize lathe can handle just about any woodworking project.

  2. 2. Creating the Birdhouse Bottom (06:01)

    Dave Hout shows how to create the bottom of this simple birdhouse.

  3. 3. Designing a Wood Birdhouse (04:59)

    Combine the wonders of nature with woodturning by building a wonderful birdhouse

  4. 4. Transformers (20:00)

    Chris Grundy checks out tools that transform shapes according to the job.

  5. 5. Council Tool Form-a-Nator (03:32)

    We tour the Council Tool factory, where these sledgehammers are made.

  6. 6. Completing the Birdhouse (04:15)

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  7. 7. Powermatic 3520-B Lathe (02:39)

    If you are serious about wood turning; check out this machine!

  8. 8. Multi-Tool Basics

    A multi-tool may be the answer for your small shop problem. Here, DIY Network experts explain how a multi-tool works.

  9. 9. Turning a Metal Bowl (00:20:01)

    Dave demos the unique art of metal spinning on a wood lathe for this bowl.

  10. 10. Mini Lathe in Slo-Mo (00:00:34)

    A 30-second slow-motion demonstration of a mini lathe at work.

  11. 11. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

    Host David Thiel and master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrate the proper technique for sharpening knives used with the lathe.

  12. 12. All About Wood (20:00)

    In this episode, host Chris Grundy checks out lathes, saws and sanders.

  13. 13. How to Make a Desktop Clock

    Lathe users find the tool useful in making bowls, furniture and parts for furniture. But the lathe can also be used to make intricate c...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. How to Turn a Natural-Edge Bowl

    Master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrates how to turn a natural edge bowl on a lathe to make a stunning piece of art.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. Grizzly Hobby Lathe (01:08)

    The Grizzly Hobby Lathe can turn a power drill into a mini lathe.

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