Roy Underhill’s Double Spring Pole Lathe

Can a portable, foot-powered lathe make a believer out of you? Wood turning on a spring pole lathe is all about reciprocation, all about back and forth. For example: Q: “Don’t you get tired of [...]

Chucks and Chucking

For many woodturning operations, a chuck performs the essential job of holding the work securely and safely. These operations often present unique requirements, so a dizzying array of [...]

Hefty Mid-Size Lathe

Tool: 1221 VS Lathe Manufacturer: Jet MSRP: $849.99 A mid-size lathe is a good compromise between a mini lathe and a full size lathe. You get greater capacity and versatility than a mini-lathe, [...]

Delta’s Midi-lathe

Tool: 12-1/2″ Variable Speed MIDI-LATHE Manufacturer: Delta MSRP: $659.99 If you need a lathe in a small shop and don’t have the room or just don’t want to wrestle with a full-size machine, [...]

Turned Tool Handles

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. Custom-fit your tools to your hand. One of the best uses for a lathe is making [...]

No-Nonsense Workbench

Built for hard usage, this traditional-style bench won’t vibrate like a kettledrum when you chop a mortise or skitter across the floor then you plane a board. It features a spacious [...]

Turned Rolling Pins

Turned Rolling Pins Even an ordinary kitchen tool can be beautiful. By Tim Heil Project #1921 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: One day • Cost: $25 If you’re looking for an easy-to-make gift [...]

Ultimate Lathe Stand

A good lathe stand is just as important as a good lathe. Build a professional-quality lathe stand that’s stable, strong and heavy.

A Tailored Tea Table

In Colonial America, prior to Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride, colonists adopted many of the lifestyles of English citizens. One such behavior was afternoon tea. Of course, you couldn’t be of [...]

Mini Lathes

We found 3 great machines priced from $225 to $1,550. By Judy Ditmer & Kara Gebhart Pages: 76-79 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Mini lathes, which used to be a tool for [...]

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