wooden lathe plans preview

Copyright 2016 Matthias Wandel

All dimensions in centimeters, unless indicated otherwise.

Head and tail stock

Tool rest

Bed, motor

Faceplate and 4-jaw chuck


Plywood needed

1:1 printable templates

There are 1:1 printable templates for many of the parts. These are useful for checking part sizes by
placing them on the paper, or for some parts, pasting the template onto plywood for cutting out.

The templates span across several A4 or letter sized pages that you can print on a regular sized printer. An alignment grid helps to line up the pages when gluing them together.

  Five pages of templates for most of the parts

Building instructions

The plans also include extensive building instructions, with over 100 photographs showing the steps involved in building the lathe.

Buy the wooden lathe plans