Welcome to the wiki for the Open Source concrete lathe project.

Almost free machine tools for schools, shops and the Developing World

We show how a good auto mechanic using his regular tools -- along with a good junk pile and sacks of concrete mix -- can make metal lathes and milling machines of almost every size..


Development is now at

http://blog.makezine.com/projects/the-multimachine-150-12-swing-metal-lathemilldrill/

Reason? The Make wiki has the option of beautiful PDF output.


Concrete Lathe: Updated Animation from Tyler DIsney on Vimeo.


Note that the Yeomans style lathe head stock shown in the video has been replaced by an easier to build design.

A big change from this 95 year old machine? Not really.

Yeomans_2.jpg
The foreman's top hat is the official project headgear.


Dedicated to Jeffery Lohr and Abubakar “Abu” Abdulai founders of the Moringa School of Trades, Ghana


Pat Delany
Palestine,Texas
rigmatch@yahoo.com