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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. 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...

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

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

  3. 3. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

    The top of the birdhouse takes shape as it is hollowed out on the lathe.

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

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

  5. 5. Turned Wood Bowl - Part 1 (03:26)

    Dave Hout explains the lathe & basic tools for beginning wood turning.

  6. 6. 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...

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

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

  8. 8. Transformers (20:00)

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

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

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

  10. 10. Midi Lathe (01:13)

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

  11. 11. Barna Mill (01:36)

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
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