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How to Make a Bottle Stopper

If you know how to turn wood on a lathe, you can have hours of fun in your workshop. Use a lathe or a mini-lathe to transform raw mater...

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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. Grizzly Hobby Lathe (01:08)

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. Midi Lathe (01:13)

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

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

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

  6. 6. Mini Lathe Up Close (00:02:38)

    See a 12" mini lathe in action in this extreme close-up view.

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  8. 8. Goblet With Captive Ring (00:20:00)

    Dave transforms a block of solid cherry into a goblet with a captive ring.

  9. 9. 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.

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

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

  11. 11. 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...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How To Make Decorative Bottle Stoppers

    Learn how to make beautiful bottle stoppers using this woodworker's lathe technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  13. 13. Barna Mill (01:36)

    Here's a look at the process of milling logs at Barna Mill.

  14. 14. Shop Multipurpose Tool

    DIY Network shows how the homeowners and workshop enthusiasts can use the shop multi-tool. See how this multipurpose tool's attachments...

  15. 15. Rolling Pin (00:20:00)

    Dave demos the method of turning a rolling pin from a block of glued woods.

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