Lathe Duplicator Rig

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How to build Lathe Duplicator Rig
by Ken Grunke – Inspired by Don Derrys adaption of Marco Beraras design, which Don posted in the WoW File Cabinet on Jan. 28, 2007. After seeing that lathe duplicator rig, my version was hastily cobbled together using spare parts from my scrap bins. Easily put together using salvaged/found parts, or purchased off the shelf.

Lathe Gouge Tool Sharpening Jig

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How to build a Lathe Gouge Tool Sharpening Jig
By Joe in a Cleveland Suburb – A couple of weeks ago I asked about making your own lathe tool sharpening jig. You all pointed me to several resources. I put all that together and came up with this version. All I did was take scrap pieces of walnut, a couple cherry plywood shorts, and some scrap poplar, glued and screwed it all together and here it is! (No dimensions, and little instruction, but there are good pictures. Enough info to help you make your own.)

All Wood Collet Lathe Check

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How to make a All Wood Collet Lathe Check
An earlier article in More Woodturning on turning wine stoppers got me thinking about collet chucks. I wondered if I could make one entirely out of wood. I thought this would be just an exercise to see if I could do it, but it surprised me with its usefulness. Although the All Wood Collet Chuck does not have the holding power and range of wooden jaws mounted in a scroll chuck, it does have adequate power for turning tops, wine stoppers, and the odd bit of dowel.

Lathe Mounted Vise

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How to Build a Lathe Mounted Vise.
In order to make room in my small shop for a wood lathe that I recently purchased, I had to get rid of an extra workbench. While I did not use the bench all that much, I really missed the machinists vise that was mounted on it. But then it dawned on me that I could still use the machinist vise by simply mounting it to the tailstock end of the lathe.