Quick and Easy Repeating Foam Lathe
By Ron, rshagedorn@charter.net


Here's a quick and dirty lathe I put together to facilitate making foam patterns. I tried the hand mixer just to see if it would work as a minimum (it does) however I am going to convert to a $3 dollar x 3/8" drill (again goodwill) plugged into a speed control, to gain more versatility in mandrels and mounting options. I am in the middle of building a Gingery Lathe entirely with foam patterns. So far so good, I've produced all the castings, and they have all turned out well indeed

Copyright 2004 Ron, styled and edited by Tom.