How to make a lathe faceplate in your own garage on a low budget!

lathe faceplate

A lathe faceplate is a work-holding accessory for a metal or wooden turning lathe. It is a circular tool, usually made of metal (iron). The lathe faceplate is fixed to the end of the lathe spindle and then the workpiece is clamped to the faceplate.

Typically, there are t-nuts in slots in the faceplate, but in many cases, we’ve seen threaded holes in the faceplate itself to hold the workpiece. The YouTuber in the video below shows us how he built the faceplate lathe on his own.

Check it out!

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