How to Make a Homemade Lathe Handle?

Answer A woodturner uses varied tools to shape the wood he turns on the lathe. The tool he uses depends on the cutting or shaping operation he performs. The tool handle's length and shape are also dictate... Read More »

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Can you use a wood lathe as a metal lathe?

Yes, a high quality wood lathe can be modified to spin and shape metal, if the metal is soft enough. But a wood lathe should not be used to cut metal.References:Lathes modified for metal spinningWo... Read More »

How to Make Wooden Pens Without a Lathe?

Pens are always in demand--at the office, in the checkout line at the store and at home when you're writing that weekend to-do list. Making wooden pens is a good way to create distinctive instrumen... Read More »

How to Make a Wooden Baluster on a Lathe?

Wooden balusters used to support handrails on stairs or balconies come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some balusters have square ends with decorative turnings in between, while other balusters a... Read More »

How to Make a Turning/Threading Lathe Tool Bit?

Have you ever had the need for a lathe cutting tool but didn't have the money or didn't know how to make one? If so, here are ten easy steps for making a high speed tool bit that can turn, face, an... Read More »