This project is a great place to start for the new metal lathe owner, as most of the project requires use of the lathe. A mill is recommended (to cut the slot), but not required (the slot could be drilled and filed by hand).
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.Good HSS cutter sharpening guide.
Wood Lathe In this view the workpiece as mounted on a 1/4" threaded rod secured by each chuck. The tool rest is also in position.