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    Homemade metal lathe.

    Hello my name is Elias and i have built a metal lathe. This project took very long time to make but is finally done.
    This was note easy to make. This metal lathe is available on Youtube. Es Welding.

    more info on Youtube.

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    Altair (Sep 8, 2019), baja (Sep 10, 2019), Crusty (Sep 7, 2019), DIYSwede (Sep 7, 2019), EnginePaul (Sep 9, 2019), GedB (Sep 13, 2019), Jon (Sep 7, 2019), mwmkravchenko (Sep 10, 2019), NortonDommi (Sep 11, 2019), rlm98253 (Sep 15, 2019), Saxon Violence (Sep 12, 2019), Slim-123 (Sep 13, 2019)

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    -Yikes, man! Great first project and welcome aboard HMT!
    Clever use of a chain and sprocket "leadscrew"!
    Feel free to add info on the machine and your method for producing it!

    BTW: Are you a fellow electrician, per chance?
    Not many here at the forum feel comfy about hooking up 400VAC 3-phase like that.

    Keep up the good work and Good Luck, Elias!
    Cheers, Johan

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    Thanks Es Welding! We've added your Metal Lathe to our Lathes category,
    as well as to your builder page: Es Welding's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Great video!

    This pretty much proves that a DIY machine can indeed work. Further this is a great alternative to the popular Gingery approach to DIY lathes.

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    Nicely done I would be intersted to know how you controlled or compensated for warpage that inevitably comes from arc welding. thanks for sharing.


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    Congratulations Es Welding - your Lathe is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Good win, on your very first post on this forum! This was a difficult week to win, but fortunately this is a serious lathe.

    Some more nice builds from this week:

    Leadscrew Protectors by Stevohdee
    Electro-Chemical Etching Machine by JKeetonKnives
    Belt Grinder by TomBuilder
    Quarter Window Tool by ranald
    Belt Grinder by Zengineer
    Stop Block by Christofix
    Flexible Shaft Extension by Kwandotechnic
    Drum Sander by RCTURKA
    Hammers by Dr.Al
    Bandsaw Mill by tecnopufi
    Grinder and Sander Stand by Crusty
    Woodturning Lathe by Mazay
    Model Boat Vise by Dr.Al
    Hand Punch Press by Marsh
    Fly Cutter by celsoari
    Access Cover Lifter by rgsparber
    Foot Switch by Dr.Al

    Es Welding - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:

    You'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and award choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    Nice work!

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    Nice! I homemade an Yeoman's Lathe myself. I like it, it works well enough when it does work. My problem is the thing is constantly breaking in some fashion or another. It drives me nuts! I'll get a few hours of perfect operation then something will break. I'll patch it up and get another day or three out of it until something major breaks and takes it out of commission for a while.

    You'll have to report back in a few months and let us know how reliable it has turned out. Knowing what I know now I would have gone and sweet talked someone at a local scrap yard to let me know when an old discarded metal lathe came in I could buy on the cheap.

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