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Top 31 Lathes Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. Transformers (20:00)

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

  5. 5. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

  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. Threaded Box (00:20:00)

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

  8. 8. Lighted Facemask

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

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

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

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

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

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

  14. 14. 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.

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

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

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