Congratulations Mikhandmaker - your Drill Press Lathe is the Homemade Tool of the Week!
A tough win on yet another very large week; in fact we set new records for most monthly pageviews and most monthly posts in January.
Using a drill to power a lathe is not particularly rare. However, this trick typically takes the form of an attached hand drill, or simply a vertical lathe. Using an angle drive here is particularly clever, and no doubt has inspired other tool builders to think "hmmmm...an angle drive".
Some nice picks from this past week:
Tractor Bucket by Frank S
Chuck Soft Jaws by thehomeengineer
Self-Loading Skid Steer Cement Mixer by Fixitfrank
Lapping Plate by thehomeengineer
Bandsaw Blade Setting Tool by Frank S
Swizzle Sticks by Paul Jones
Lathe Cutoff Setup by jjr2001
Hold Down Clamps by jjr2001
Square and Rectangular Stock Clocking Method by thehomeengineer
Thin Parallels Holding Method by thehomeengineer
Modeler's Miter Box by jjr2001
HF 5980 Mill Modifications by Captainleeward
CNC Spindle Mount by jjr2001
Mill Work Blocking Method by thehomeengineer
Vise Bending Attachment by Tuomas
Lantern Chuck by Dbj58
Straight and Cross Peen Hammers by Turboconqueringmegaeagle
Bandsaw Guide Alignment Method by thehomeengineer
Thread Repair File by Eloy Workshop
Sewing Machine Foot by Wongaburra
Spindle Centering Method by thehomeengineer
Extra Long Marking Gauge by jjr2001
Mikhandmaker - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, 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 gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.
This is your 2nd Homemade Tool of the Week win! One more and you'll join these 3-time Homemade Tool of the Week winners: rossbotics, mr95gst, Paul Jones, Christophe Mineau, Captainleeward, immortalx, scorch, Brendon, Frank S, mklotz, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, LMMasterMariner, jjr2001, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale.
Here are both of your winning tools:
What a wonderful build to watch. I only wish that you would have explained the things you were doing and why, while we watched your skilled hands at work.
I was wondering where did you use the paste wax we see you getting at the end? On the runners or all the pieces of wood? And do you have plans for this build?
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I look forward to learning more from you.
That's a nice accessory. I WANT one.
I usually fast forward a lot on these internet videos on building things. But I quickly stopped that when I was watching this one. You are clearly an expert wood craftsman. And apparently not at a loss with metal parts either.
Now, if a router could be added to it .........
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