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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. Delta Midi Lathe (01:17)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  8. 8. Barna Mill (01:36)

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

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

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

  10. 10. 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.

  11. 11. Transformers (20:00)

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

  12. 12. 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...

  13. 13. 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
  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. Midi Lathe (01:13)

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

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