headstock & traveling bed

A project log for scrap part mini lathe

my goal is to build a cheap, simple lathe in order to make bushings etc. for other ongoing projects

farnzworth7farnzworth7 09/14/2015 at 17:540 Comments

just finished jb welding the bearing assembly to the base, all clamped solid and waiting to dry. the traveling bed(idk the technical term) is almost complete. all holes drilled and tapped where need be. for being all wood it is pretty sweet. almost no friction. made sure to make the vertical slides ajdustable. getting ready to mock up the leadscrew