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    Metal turning lathe

    I built this lathe in my basement shop.
    Metal turning lathe-100_1825.jpg Metal turning lathe-100_1829.jpg Metal turning lathe-100_1827.jpg

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    Hi Tim - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    Great first post! I'm moving this discussion into our main Homemade Tools subforum, so that we can get it added to our encyclopedia and credited to your name.

    Got any details on the build?

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    Thanks, Jon. I do have details, and more photo's, I will be posting soon. This Lathe is just one of several machines that I have built, or restored, for my shop. This one though, was the most challenging, and the most fun!

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    timcruzen,

    You have a very interesting design and build to your lathe. I also see you have a gear box behind the headstock for the lower speeds. Looking forward to seeing more about the homemade lathe. This is a great first post and sure to generate a lot of interest!

    Thank you for sharing the photos,
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    Quote Originally Posted by timcruzen View Post
    Thanks, Jon. I do have details, and more photo's, I will be posting soon. This Lathe is just one of several machines that I have built, or restored, for my shop. This one though, was the most challenging, and the most fun!
    It would be fantastic to see more info on this machine. I've actually toyed with the idea of doing a CNC mill or router type machine but haven't had the cash to move forward.

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    Thanks timcruzen! We've added your Metal Turning Lathe to our Lathes category,
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    Hi Tim
    Welcome to home made tools, that's a very good workmanship, a lot of hours I'm sure, would love to know what intrigued you to build this machine, was it just something you wanted to do ?

    Great work

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    Very nice lathe. Great work. Why 2 motors? Minor detail, might need to cover that center mounted lead screw, swarf is gonna fill it up real quick, but I do like that idea.

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    Great project. Like it. Looking forward to see more pics.

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    Could it, motor 2, be to run the lead screw, and the toggle switch be for forward/reverse.

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