Thinking Of Turning My Old Hf Drill Press Into A Small Wood Lathe.

Discussion in 'HF Chat' started by Arty, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Arty

    Arty Member

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    Been thinking on what to do with my old 8" drill press and I got this Idea of laying it on its back and turning it into a small 8" by 12" to 24" wood lathe let you know how it turns out later.
     
  2. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice, let us know how it turns out!
     
  3. rbstern

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    I'm always in favor of re-purposing old stuff and wringing more value out of things, but I find that used wood lathes are almost always available on craigslist for $100 - $150, and sometimes they include a bench and/or turning accessories, so I'd draw the line at spending anything more than $50 on the conversion process.
     
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    Such a great idea be sure to update if you do.
     

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