Build a Simple, Homemade Wood Lathe on a Low Budget

This homemade wood lathe works a lot better than it looks.



Wood Lathe Making Table Legs
Spindles—such as this table leg—up to 30 inches long can be turned down accurately.  
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Wood Lathe
The homemade wood lathe may not be high-tech, but it's perfectly functional.
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List of materials to build a low-budget wood lathe.
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Wood Lathe Diagram
Project plans.
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Wood Lathe Making Bowls
By installing a faceplate and moving the tool rest, you can make bowls, too.
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