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Very cheap homemade lathe

Posted 03-28-2020 at 10:36 PM by Snooker Theory

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I'm rather proud of this as I think it came out really well. It's a shaft lathe that cost me under $100 in parts total, $50 of which was for some custom delrin collets.

I bought an $18 drill from harbor freight and removed the handle. Cutting the handle off parallel with the drill body allowed it to sit on the bench flat and level.


Next, I made a collar out of 1/2 inch plywood that fits just
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fitting a drill chuck into a pillow block (building a maintenance lathe)

Posted 03-28-2020 at 10:33 PM by Snooker Theory

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look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m92gbCVyb0

i happen to have two pillow blocks, not unlike his, and a strong sewing machine motor, so i'm gonna build a maintenance lathe. got delrin collets, ball bearings and all i need to set it up - except the chuck part.

does anyone know how its done? the pillow block bearings ID are 20 mm. i'm thinking to scrap a cheap battery powered drill for the chuck part, and then get a pulley, but what do i fit in between
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