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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...

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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

  2. 2. Transformers (20:00)

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

  3. 3. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Completing the Birdhouse (04:15)

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

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

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

  11. 11. How To Make Decorative Bottle Stoppers

    Learn how to make beautiful bottle stoppers using this woodworker's lathe technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 13. All About Wood (20:00)

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

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

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

  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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