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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 16. 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. 17. Rolling Pin (00:20:00)

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

  3. 18. Powermatic 3520-B Lathe (02:39)

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 21. 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...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 22. Designing a Wood Birdhouse (04:59)

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

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

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

  9. 24. 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. 25. Easy Wood Lathe Techniques (06:49)

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

  11. 26. Transformers (20:00)

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

  12. 27. Delta Midi Lathe (01:17)

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

  13. 28. Goblet With Captive Ring (00:20:00)

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

  14. 29. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

  15. 30. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

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

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