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You may have read the proposition of turning the LifeTrac tractor auger to a lathe in this post. Here are the initial results of putting together an open source lathe, plus drill and mill combination. The bill of materials is: Total – $800 for lathe,...
The lathe is perhaps the most important machine tool in a workshop. In almost every kind of machining operation, either the work piece or the cutting tool turns. – link. Read more about the practical basics of a lathe from a master of documentation,...
Any good village should not go without the above. The heavy duty, 12″ chuck, 20 hp, open source lathe design is complete. Yes, 20 hp from LifeTrac. It’s $360 in parts – which is awesome because because these things sell for thousands....