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Free Metalworking Project Plans: A Toolpost for the Cross-Slide (Lathe)

Material: Steel

Thor Hansen has several great plans on his website. This particular plan is for a very rigid toolpost that can be made completely on the lathe (not requiring a mill). Thor walks the reader through the process in the PDF document below. Be sure to visit Thor’s site for more great plans.toolpost-for-a-cross-slide-by-thor-hansen

  A_Toolpost_for_Cross-Slide.pdf (234.6 KiB, 4,672 downloads)
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About Tyler

Tyler is a hobby machinist and 3D printing aficionado. He teaches computer programming and web development at Highline near Seattle. Tyler founded Projects In Metal in 2008 because he was frustrated by the lack of free plans available for hobby machinists.

One comment

  1. Barry the Machinist guy

    This is a copy of the toolpost presented by LC Mason in his book Using the Small Lathe. It is a good design.