Homemade Lathe (router) copier/duplicator – Part 1- woodworking (plans)

I got to tell you I'm more excited than a mouse in the peanut butter factory today today we're going to build a lathe for tutorial Tuesday we're going to build a laid if you ever wanted to do some leg work maybe you don't have the skills Californa gosh spend bazillion dollars on a lathe and this is a great tutorial for you we're going to build a lathe but not only is it just the leg is a duplicator and it will duplicate not only existing pieces that are maybe you're broken or something you just want to replicate but it'll also follow patterns which we can make ourselves so you can do anything you want this is pretty exciting come on let's get started okay whatever I'm doing a project like this I like to cut everything in groups so I'll cut all the rips first that's what I'm doing here I check my plans cut every single one if I needed to cut after that was done I got my crosscut sled set it up and got my plans measured all the lengths that needed to be cut went through and wrote those all down and then cut everything to length whenever you're doing projects like this you can cut things in groups it just seems to go faster so after that was done I glued up anything that needed to be glued up did that right away so they could dry while I was working on putting the rest of it together then I just laid everything out drone bobbles I needed to drill this is the apron of the face and back of the support for the base those are the stretchers I'm cutting out there then I went over and pocketfold everything you can glue or screw through the top of the base but I like I don't like to see a bunch of screw holes Zaira and pocket holes and everything and then I use my hot glue gun to tack all my stretchers in place to be a face frame in the back and then you screw everything together I like to use a hot glue gun to kind of tack things in place that way it doesn't wiggle around when you're screwing it together so neat trick and here I ran my base on the top of my base through the router several times I made several passes with a 3/4 inch router bit to make a slot in the top and that's where the tailstock and headstock will set and then I just flipped everything upside down lined up the support structure for the base and then put all the pocket hole screws in after that was done I cut all the templates I made with my plans and got those ready for glue ups then I glue them I glue them to the corresponding pieces and then anytime I had hole patterns that were the same on two pieces I would just glue them together with some hot glue I'll add drilling I don't have to drill a bunch of holes twice to just drill them once and everything is perfectly lined up and doing the same thing here then setting all the holes you know it's important when you have precision drill drilling to do that you set the holes and I went over to the drill press and just drilled everything they needed to drill there was a lot of drilling a lot of holes to be drilled and then trimmed everything out on the bandsaw that needed to be trimmed out to the templates hold everything apart cleaned up all cleaned up the hot glue off of them sanding them up all right now look at all the pieces pretty much cut out and have all the holes taps with the exception of the knobs I'm going to start assembling the headstock in the tailstock and typically if you're going to do this for something that you're going to use a lot you're going to hang on to you know for a long period of time you would use wood glue it grew up some of these joints together and then screw it together to hold it you know really nice tight secure but because I'm doing this for more tutorial purposes and I'll probably use it a few times and then take it apart I'm just going to use hot glue so I can do this quickly so I went through with my wild and crazy glue gun and glued it all together I glued the whole assembly together before I put any screws in that way if there's any mess-ups I can usually find it pull it apart and things that before the screws are in so the neat little trick to use I line everything up put some hot glue on it to hold it in place and then I ran a boat two screws in to secure everything up I thought I put some three-quarter inch tracks on the bottom to ride in the slot which is important because it lines everything up it makes it all work so in my plans I remember having some other place for the knobs that we need for this for tightening everything down and adjusting it now normally I would just do that on my circle cutting jig under on my II the thing that goes around really fast the router but since I made the templates I'm going to use them I'm just going to go into a piece of plywood and I'll on my scroll saw so after I cut out the the knobs glued them down I like and cut them out on the scroll saw drill the corresponding holes I needed on the drill press I like watching it in fast-forward it makes me look like I'm really getting something done I went over and Lutz with spacers on the knobs for the tailstock and cleaned everything up and then I ran some bolts through the headstock making sure that I carved out a little section there to make sure that the bolt we had would be flush with the outside of the headstock and then put the knob on the tailstock ran that through put a tee nut just tighten it down which sucks the t-nut right in to the tailstock there and then set it with a hammer and ran a couple screws in both sides of that tee nut to hold it in place very guys um for the headstock bearings I'm using these they have a roughly a 3/8 interior diameter and they're a flange bearing and I pulled these out of an old six inch disc sander central pneumatic sixes descender the pistol style and I know you can get these online the local hardware store who carries them but if you can't find the flange bearing in the next video I do on this here in the next couple days I'll show you how you can make your own flange bearings so the way I install these is I'll take my headstock and I'll install it in backwards and put these both on like that that way I know this is centered in there and then I'll just take a few screws and I'll fasten it in so that holds that in place and then I'll reverse the headstock and do it on the other side here the way this accenting works I've got my two flange bearings on and I'm just going to put a washer on here that's just a little bit bigger than the inside of that bearing so it doesn't ride it doesn't scuffing on the outside I'll put that on before I install it there on headstock or the hard work and then I'm going to run another very or another washer on the other side and they'd only use two bolts since this in place and I roll it up pretty tight so that's going to keep that's going to knock any play out of it and the reason I put two bearings in and I put them so far far part of far apart the reason I put them so far apart is because out I want the stability if I have the one bearing or had a really close together I get a little bit of plenty I get a little bit of perpendicular slop here and I don't want any I want that to be nicely tight so I use two bearings I separate in about three inches and that just alleviates any type of play I would have to worry about so once I have my first nut on there I tied it up pretty good just so it will spin you know fairly freely and it won't move back and forth it all spread my other nut on and then I'll jammed up those two together so that they don't spin off when I get this thing rocking right and for my tailstock I have this two inch plate up underneath here and rides in between those slots we put in earlier and then these bring the tailstock and then these to pass through knobs that we put together here so that'll lock the tail stock in place that's not going anywhere and then this is our this is the tail stock point that I put on this and our piece will sit in here it will make different style ed stocks for different different functions we're going to use this for whoa I feel like the south end of a northbound mule as you can tell like a fight not a whole firm one done part to either tomorrow or Wednesday probably Wednesday I need to tweak the plans a little bit we're going to build a template guide the duplicator guide the router swag and the tool rest and then I'm also be posting plans at Beckwith on part two they're not free but they're dirt cheap and then also after I post plans post a link in the description box below where you you can find the put in there anyway this thing is going to be awesome but we're going to drill a few other things in part two thank you so much for watching hope you guys like what you're seeing this is going to be exciting I can't wait for you guys to see what this thing can do it's going to be really cool then this gives me so many ideas thanks for watching guys

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