Monday, January 17, 2011

Micro turning with a homemade rotary tool lathe

micro turning with a homemade rotary tool lathe
Ever wonder how to turn VERY small wood items? The January 2011 issue of the Lee Valley & Vertas Woodworking Newsletter features an article on micro turning by Maarten Meerman. The author has created a tiny high-speed lathe powered by a common Dremel rotary tool (shown above). The micro wood lathe allows him to turn incredibly small parts. It's a simple build for some very specialized work.

Here's the article on micro turning with a homemade rotary tool lathe.


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Andy from Workshopshed said...

That's very clever stuff. I particularly like the miniature goblet he's created.

January 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Logorbit said...

HI,

I am making a Rotary tool at home using a brushless motor and a pin vise, following is a build log.
Build Log - Homemade Rotary tool

June 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM  

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