The Biggest Lathe We’ve Ever Seen
Watch as a pair of Canadian woodworkers use an old minivan converted into a bowl-turning lathe in this gimmicky video they posted earlier this year. Why attempt it? Their tonque-in-cheek explanation in the video is that “you kinda gotta (sic.) have a little bit of imagination up here in Canada. Not everybody has a lathe so we’re using our “‘crossover vehicle…'”
The “advantages” of this custom design include a swivel head and variable speed, not to mention about 100 horsepower. For a tool, they used a heavy duty design known in other parts of the world as a “plow.” For gouges, they used some old metal pipes.