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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 28 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. 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...

  2. 2. Barna Mill (01:36)

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

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

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

  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. Rolling Pin (00:20:00)

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

  6. 6. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

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

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  9. 9. 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.

  10. 10. Goblet With Captive Ring (00:20:00)

    Dave transforms a block of solid cherry into a goblet with a captive ring.

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

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

  12. 12. How to Make a Desktop Clock

    Lathe users find the tool useful in making bowls, furniture and parts for furniture. But the lathe can also be used to make intricate c...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. Creating the Birdhouse Bottom (06:01)

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

  14. 14. Lighted Facemask

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

  15. 15. Midi Lathe (01:13)

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

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