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13 Metal Lathe & Accessory Plans

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Many home handymen and metal workers dream of having their own metal lathe. You can build your own metal lathe with one of these free plans.

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Plans 9 - 13

hobby lathe

The lathe described is not put forward as an ideal lathe, but as an example of a plain lathe of simple and straightforward construction to which additions can be made as time, fancy, or necessity dictates.

turret lathe

While the turret lathe is essentially a tool for the production of work in large quantities, a 6-in. lathe of the type described in this article will be found exceedingly useful in the small experimental shop.

metal modeling lathe

These plans are for making a homemade mini metal modeling lathe, great for model making and turning small parts. Tooling For the metal modeling lathe.

milling accessory lathe

You can mount this milling attachment to the cross slide and do milling, surfacing, and keyway cutting. A handy unit for small metal turning lathes. It consists simply of a drill-press vise mounted on the cross slide of the carriage.

woodworking plans
metal tooling for a wood lathe

Any good wood-turning lathe may be used for metal turning, boring, milling and facing with the addition of this compound tool slide. It is easily made from cold-rolled steel with a few common tools.

milling accessory lathe

You can mount this milling attachment to the cross slide and do milling, surfacing, and keyway cutting. A handy unit for small metal turning lathes. It consists simply of a drill-press vise mounted on the cross slide of the carriage.

lathe milling attachment

You do not begin to get full use from a lathe until you have a milling attachment. With it you can do slotting, keyway cutting, gear shaping, slitting and grooving. You can saw stock square or at angles, and spot holes in work with pinpoint accuracy.

lathe milling attachment - 2

Milling attachment in use on 7' lathe for milling out parts in the manifold of a model 4-cylinder gas engine.

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