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My 1st Lathe!
Posted by: Harry Bell (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: February 25, 2012 04:55PM

Hey Folks,
Well, I did what I said I wouldn't do, and put togrther a lathe using my drill.
50 plus yr. old drill no less. All I used was a cardboard box, duct tape some styrofoam from a shipping box and a piece of terrycloth.
The mandrel is a 24" length of threads-all. Total cost under 5 bucks. It ran true and worked great!
Getting to LOVE rod building.

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Re: My 1st Lathe!
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---.mia.bellsouth.net)
Date: February 25, 2012 05:37PM

Hey, I need a picture. I robbed some aluminum castings and a smooth rod out of an old pneumatic door operator for mine. Bolted it all down to a 2" by 8" and used a cordless drill. Got a little carried away and forgot to oil it and it seized up on me. Total cost was zero...LOL!

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: My 1st Lathe!
Posted by: John Straight (---.netsync.net)
Date: February 25, 2012 09:36PM

My home made lathe, not my original idea, copied from someone elses picuture. Cheap but it works. Bought a dedicated drill ($25) and hose clamp ($1.50), rest were scrap materials laying around, about 2hr time and "away-you-go"
[www.rodbuilding.org]

JLS Custom Rods
Cassadaga, NY

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Re: My 1st Lathe!
Posted by: Harry Bell (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: February 27, 2012 12:20AM

Great Job!

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Re: My 1st Lathe!
Posted by: Harry Bell (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: February 27, 2012 12:22AM

Took it apart after I finished. When(if) I make again I'll try to send a pix. Not the most adept at that however.

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Re: My 1st Lathe!
Posted by: Ben Hutton (173.24.193.---)
Date: February 27, 2012 05:23PM

John, I am working on building something similar to what you have. I attached my drill in the same manner and have been using 1/4in all thread rod for a mandrel. I was wondering if you used a bearing inside of the metal piece that you attached to the wood at the tail of the lathe.

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Re: My 1st Lathe!
Posted by: John Straight (---.netsync.net)
Date: February 27, 2012 07:59PM

Ben,
Just drilled a hole in aliminium plate, slightly larger than 1/4" allthread mandrel. A bearing of some kind would be a worthy improvement. Let me know what you come up with.
John

























j

JLS Custom Rods
Cassadaga, NY

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