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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. Lighted Facemask

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

  2. 2. 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...

  3. 3. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. 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.

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

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

  10. 10. Barna Mill (01:36)

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

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

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

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Turning a Metal Bowl (00:20:01)

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

  15. 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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