Instructions - Lathe

Over the last few months I’ve had a long-running MOC project designing and building machine tools to go in my engine maintenance shed. Both the machines and the shed itself warrant a post of their own, but I’ve been promising to release instructions for some of the models for ages.

The original lathe model
The original lathe model

I’ve been designing some decals for a buddy of mine and with Stud.io open, I had a bit of free time today to sit down and take a look at recreating a model digitally. I’m a complete luddite when it comes to digital building but hats off to the Stud.io dev team; aside from a few UX issues the process was pretty straightforward.

This lathe was the first model I built to go in the shed and as with most of my designs, it’s a hodge-podge of inspiration from various sources. Images are below, or you can download a PDF of the instructions.

Now that I’ve got the hang of Stud.io, I’ll probably re-work the truck from a couple of days ago. Eventually I’ll release instructions for the rest of the machine tools too, but some are a lot more fiddly than the lathe, or use unavailable parts. If anyone knows how to separate a steering wheel column, please let me know!

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