Id like to build my own ww lathe. Its got to be small ( turn up to 5 or
6 inch pieces), tabletop version, but sturdy. I have the washing
machine motor waiting, and will weld a base (or use black piping.
havent yet decided). The rest will be metal (no wood on this one).
1. anyone know of an online source (Im not from the US) to get the
basic parts (only essentials such as bearings and...)?
2. What parts do I need (and dont say pillow block and such. Not
familiar with the terms unless you describe them. Sorry)?
3. Can I manage with a single speed lathe or is it imperative to have a
pulley system (and then what parts are required)?
You are asking for some pretty finite information on a huge subject.
But the internet is here to help. A two second search revealed:
with about 200 others when using Google search parameters "homemade
lathe". I am sure that "shop built lathe" "home built lathe", etc.
will be equally successful.
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