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Top 31 Lathes Projects

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

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

  2. 3. Transformers (20:00)

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

  3. 4. Powermatic 3520-B Lathe (02:39)

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

  4. 5. 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
  5. 6. 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
  6. 7. 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...

  7. 8. Turning a Metal Bowl (00:20:01)

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

  8. 9. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  12. 13. 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. 14. Threaded Box (00:20:00)

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

  14. 15. Delta Midi Lathe (01:17)

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

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