Homemade Lathe by C-town Woodworks

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Suso
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Homemade Lathe by C-town Woodworks

Post by Suso » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:29 am

Homemade Lathe by C-town Woodworks, he wrote:

My lathe is done minus paint. The base is 46 inches long. It's built with one sheet of 3/4x4x8 plywood. The workspace clearance is 14 inches (width) by 38 inches (length).

Instead of going with belt driven, I opted to go with direct drive. I scraped my old circular saw for it's 2.3hp electric motor. However, I'm still in the market for a better motor (a little less hp too) due to vibration. I had extra space in the head stock so I added a small drawer.

On top of the head stock I made a phone holder so i can see it if it rings. I'll be upgrading the switch soon to a more appropriate safety switch.

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Jenesahill
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Re: Homemade Lathe by C-town Woodworks

Post by Jenesahill » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:06 am

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This is what I had built. Woodwork is a pure art.

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