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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. Transformers (20:00)

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

  2. 2. Use a Brake Lathe to Smooth Brake Rotors

    Smoothing brake rotors can be a DIY job. Automotive repair instructor Claude Whitaker demonstrates the use of a brake lathe to smooth b...

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

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  5. 5. Easy Wood Lathe Techniques (06:49)

    Improve your wood turning with these simple tips for using your lathe.

  6. 6. Threaded Box (00:20:00)

    Learn how to turn a small box with a threaded lid on a mini-lathe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 11. Lighted Facemask

    DIY shares how efficient a lighted facemask can be compared to other types of face protection.

  12. 12. Delta Midi Lathe (01:17)

    A 12-1/2-swing midi lathe costs about $500 and lets you turn bigger bowls.

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

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

  14. 14. 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...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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