Guide Of How To Make A Wood Lathe With A Drill
Throughout thousands of years, woodworking is a part of human civilization, and the way of this job has changed drastically. With technology growing rapidly, we have some of the finest equipment for woodworking today. Among them, a wood lathe is the most common machinery. You can do various woodturning projects along with drilling and spindling.
However, a wood lathe is really expensive. If you are into DIY and have all the basic tools available, you can save the expenses by making your own wood lathe at home. We are going to show you the process here-
Some Basic Facts
Since you are going to make a wood lathe, you should know some basic factors about it. It can prepare you more for the upcoming project.
See this diagram for a better view of an original wood lathe-
Since you are going for a project, you will need to prepare everything. Gather all the necessary instruments beforehand so that you are not forced to get a tool in the middle of something. To turn the old drill of yours into a wood lathe, collect these items-
- A Jigsaw machine where you will cut the wooden pieces into required sizes and shapes
- A drilling machine
- A grinder
- Hose clamps of large sizes to tighten your drill to the wood lathe.
- A bearing
- A wooden board
- A ruler or tape measure to measure pieces
- A pencil to mark on the wood
- Some bolts
- Nuts of long size
- Wood glue
- A clean cloth.
Once you have gathered all these items, you are ready for the job.
Making of the Wood Lathe
Follow the step-by-step instruction below to make your desired wood lathe using your own tools at home-
There you go. Now you are officially ready to start working with your wooden workpieces using your wood lathe.
Once you are done making the wood lathe, you can try coloring it and/or providing any finish to increase its durability. Make sure to measure everything correctly before permanently attaching it to another object.
You can use a pencil to mark out different measurements. In case you do not know how to use the parts of a wood lathe, we suggest you research them before working with one.
Last Updated on 2 years by Richard Boyer