Instructables offers free instructions on various projects, including using lathes and wood turning, as does Shop Woodworking. A lathe is a tool used to make a wooden or metal object perfectly cylindrical. Craftsmen can ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Good free wood lathe projects include vases, bowls, bottle stoppers and gavels. Free lathe patterns are available on websites such as and Free patterns from both websites as of... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting and are two websites that offer a selection of woodworking and wood craft projects for various skill levels. These projects range from simple boxes and birdhouses to home furnishings. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting
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YouTube has multiple instructional videos on wood lathe turning; common topics include tools and basic cuts, safety tips and techniques, beginner's guides, and specific projects such as turning a pen or a goblet. It may ... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting

Kreg project plans are used by people who wish to perform their own home improvement projects. Kreg plans are detailed and provide users with step-by-step instructions and diagrams. The plans also include a list of mater... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Some ideas for wood projects include making a storage box, wooden spoon, beer mug and boomerang. Larger project ideas include a picnic table, creating a woodworker's bench and building a shed. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Used lathes can be purchased online through specialty machinery auction sites such as and, as well as general auction sites such as These sites allow users to bid on different lath... More » Technology Internet & Networking