Crayon Lathe

by Tmax January 23, 2014

This lathe may be small but it provides hours of fun.

Bits used: dc motor , power

Tags: Motion Fun & Games Fabrication

Credits: Tmax


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    You can get the full instructions and build template on instructables.

    When you put the crayon into the DC motor coupler. Shave the crayon into a square point so it locks into the coupler and doesn't spin. And go slow on the feed or the crayon will slip in the coupler



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  • Wood 1

Tools (4)

  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Wood Saw

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  • ayah_littleBits 10 months ago

    wow. I love this!! and the crayons come out beautiful!

  • MK_littleBits 10 months ago

    This is so cool! Do you have a video of how it works? I would love to see it in action!

  • buck78 1 day ago

    I have never seen something like this. THAT IS SO COOL!

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