Lathes - Benchtop

Lathes serve a variety of woodworkers, from those who work exclusively on miniature turnings like pen barrels and Christmas tree ornaments to bowl turners to furniture makers who need a lathe only occasionally for making a knobs for a cabinet or a set
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  • Tool Test: Heavy-Duty Benchtop LathesTool Test: Heavy-Duty Benchtop Lathes

    by Tim Albers

    We test the new breed of midsize benchtop lathes, which have beefier castings, larger motors, and more swing over the bed than older midi-lathes. For furniture ...

  • Head to Head: Midi-LathesHead to Head: Midi-Lathes

    by Matt Berger

    Light-weight lathes from Rikon and Steel City Tool Works a good size for furniture making

  • Tool Test: Midi-lathesTool Test: Midi-lathes

    by Andy Barnum

    Bench-size midi-lathes make cost and space less of an issue than in the past when deciding whether to add a lathe to your shop. In this article, students at the ...

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