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Top 31 Lathes Projects

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

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

  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. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

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

  4. 5. 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
  5. 6. Completing the Birdhouse (04:15)

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

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

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

  7. 8. 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...

  8. 9. Lighted Facemask

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

  9. 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
  10. 11. Mini Lathe Up Close (00:02:38)

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

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

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

  12. 13. Midi Lathe (01:13)

    Delta's midsize lathe can handle just about any woodworking project.

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

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

  14. 15. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

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