Tutorials & Videos

This page documents the fabrication or modification process of many of the tools and equipments I use to help me in working with wood.  They are in downloadable PDF or other easily used format.


1. - The first one is for a Wood Lathe Steady Rest I recently built for my new Lathe.

- Jeff Nicol Style Wood Turning Steady Rest. 

PDF By JD Combs 11/03/10

2. - I have a small Grizzly G0658 wood lathe that did not have a reverse switch.  

- This is how I added a reversing switch to my lathe. 

PDF By JD Combs 01/21/11

3. - I needed some special pen stands for some gift pens.  

- This is how I made them. 

PDF By JD Combs 12/19/14

4. - The On/Off switch went bad on my Jet lathe, it was replaced under warranty. 

- This is how I installed it. 

PDF By JD Combs 09/22/14

5. - Typical woodshop vacuum chucking system(or vacuum chamber system.  

- This is pretty much how I made mine. 

PDF By JD Combs 03/05/2016

6. - My 2x72 Belt Grinder Videos.  

- These are some videos of my new DIY belt type grinder/sander.

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