No Lathe? Construct Your Personal

If you have to make spherical issues, you most likely want a lathe. Are you able to construct one as good as one you should purchase? Most likely not. However are you able to construct one that can work and help you do extra issues than having no lathe in any respect? [Mikeandmertle] say absolutely! You’ll be able to see the contraption in operation within the video under.

The construct is decidedly functional-looking and solely requires a couple of components. Many of the elements are unremarkable, save for a threaded bar, a steel pipe, some bearings, and some threaded inserts. Nicely, there’s additionally a drill chuck and two lathe facilities. These don’t must be very costly, however they might be the majority of what it’s a must to spend to make this challenge.

The elective drilling of the wrong-size holes and subsequent restore made us giggle, however we recommend you skip that step. We thought this lathe can be like many we’ve seen and use an electrical drill as a motor. As a substitute, this lathe makes use of an angle grinder. It does look straightforward to mount and, in fact, has loads of torque.

Within the video, it seems like there’s a little runout, however that isn’t significantly shocking. It nonetheless seems helpful for one thing thrown collectively from principally spare components.

You most likely can’t use this lathe for something heavy-duty. You may graduate to an affordable lathe and upgrade it. In the event you do try the construct, you may have a look at a few other projects and blend and match one of the best components.

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