- Nov 5, 2018
Here goes nothing! This will be my first lathe overhaul but I've been taking things apart and putting them back together since I was 5 (when I took my granddad's drill apart without permission ). The lathe looks much worse than it actually is and it was the best thing I could find on a very limited budget. I paid $435 for it. This will be a nice temporary distraction from another project for a product I'm developing that has been consuming my thoughts every waking moment for the past several months. I need this lathe for machining some shafts for that product so that is how I got to this point. The lathe runs and cuts great but looks like it was pulled out of a scrap pile. The ways look flawless. Here are some pictures. I'm starting work on the chuck first and will move on with it piece by piece. Any tips are always wanted and welcomed!