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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. Transformers (20:00)

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

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

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

  3. 3. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

  4. 4. 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...

  5. 5. Designing a Wood Birdhouse (04:59)

    Combine the wonders of nature with woodturning by building a wonderful birdhouse

  6. 6. Barna Mill (01:36)

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

  7. 7. Grizzly Hobby Lathe (01:08)

    The Grizzly Hobby Lathe can turn a power drill into a mini lathe.

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  9. 9. Lighted Facemask

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

  10. 10. Delta Midi Lathe (01:17)

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 13. 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.

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

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

  15. 15. 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
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