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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Home Made Wood Lathe Build - Compilation Start to Finish - YouTube Videos and info links

Here's a good Videos Series. On a Home Made Wood Lathe Build, by Ray Pena. The first Video, is a Compilation Start to Finish. I'm putting in the links to the Whole Series too. Check out the Related Videos and info links too...


Published on May 5, 2016 · 5 months ago
this is a quick little slide show of my 2nd homemade lathe (the first on was clearly inferior so i dismantled it after 1 week of use). the plan was developed by Carlyle Lynch and published by Fine Wood Working magazine. This lathe is quite simple to build and a pleasure to use. the slideshow documents the 25 years between building and selling this "little" homemade lathe (that makes me feel old). YES i built it when i was 16 years doesn't seem like it was that long ago. in fact i had to buy my first saw, and drill to actually build this homemade lathe.

the lathe ended up being 8' long because i was limited by my tiny 4'x'11' entry way workshop (i needed to leave 3 open so we could get in and out of the house), the plan actually calls for a 10' long bed. i altered the lathe a little bit from the original plan, the biggest change was adding a stretcher at the bottom of the legs. final capacity was 68" between center and 19" of swing.

i was just a 16yo kid with out any guidance, help, or training. so if i could build this little gem of a lathe...SO CAN YOU! the large turning you see in the slideshow was a 400lb glued up blank of western red cedar i out together to push the limit of this little lathe (yes I'm just kidding when i say little lathe).

if you like homemade lathes, you may want to join the HomeMade Lathe group -
here is the link for the pdf plan for this lathe by Carlyle Lynch -

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