How to: Build a Homemade Lathe from Scratch

There’s nothing more impressive than walking through a man’s workshop, seeing the cool projects he’s working to bring into existence out of nothing, and then realizing that even his tools are made from scratch. I can only fathom the satisfaction and forward momentum one must feel when beginning a hearty new endeavor and seeing the fruits of your past creative labors supporting you in the process of new creation.   

To that end, check out this hip lathe Matthais Wandel designed and built in this engaging YouTube video, and then check out his full set of plans and try it out for yourself! Also, his website is organized pretty well and is worth clicking through if you have the time and are looking for some weekend projects to try.