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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Don’t own anything you have to feed or paint. It will probably be close enough once you learn machinist vocabulary if you don’t know it already. First of several lathes, actually. A used industrial lathe is a fast way to get into machining and they are often cost much less than a new lathe, certainly less work than making a lathe.

Building my own lathe

In addition I was interested in trying to build as much as possible with just basic equipment – drill press, hand tools etc – otherwise I certainly would not have persevered! They are great sources of ideas and techniques. Mainly because it would be tailored to the buyers needs and choice of materials to meet ones economic needs.


I can assure you that it is a very useful machine tool, with all the capabilities of a similar sized lathe plus additional capabilities that are not available on a conventional lathe. Join Date May Posts 1, No reason to build that old Gingery relic when you can build something much nicer using modern linear rails.

He did however have the most important parts made in a machine shop. The file that was called “lathe.

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Idea is to make something tiny that can cut metal. Join Date Jul Posts 1, That due not to the use of aluminum but rather to keeping the amount of molten aluminum under control for the crucible the whole project was built around.

Don’t have an account? How I wish my workshop had marble walls! By doing so I got started with my shop. All good shops should have casting ability??? Would you like us to keep your Bookworld details, including delivery addresses, order history and citizenship information?

You certainly couldn’t hit “micron tolerances” with the completed machinery that I saw and as far as I could tell there was nothing wrong with the workmanship. Gave me a start for my own project. Q; will a home built be as good as a factory made? Oh, that’s cool — you made Taper-Loc bushings!


Again, google is your friend. Another big round of applause. Share your thoughts with other customers. Gee, I am glad I wasted my time making this one. Aluminum castings are, in my opinion, unsuitable for machine tool construction.

I’m sure I’ll be drawn and quartered for that statement but even a semi clapped out well used ColchesterHarrison, Boxford or South Bend lathe is better made and higher capability for less money than a Myford, usually. Mason Subscribe to alerts Get information about new releases for these contributors straight to your inbox. Sign up to our Newsletters Please click here. Looks a bit ‘expedient’ at first glance but I’ve downloaded the plans to check out later. Would you like us to keep your Bookworld order history?

With a bit of imagination and a remaining bottle or two of the amber nectar Osterreich, of courseI could see a lathe! Please take it as a compliment Alan, that’s exactly how it was intended. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. So it is there – in the book!