Over the last few months I’ve had a long-running MOC project designing and building machine tools to go in my engine maintenance shed and I’ve been promising to release instructions for some of the models for ages.

The original lathe model

So, I had a bit of free time today to sit down and take a look at recreating a model digitally. I’m a complete noob when it comes to digital building but Studio is pretty easy to pick up. This lathe was the first model I built to go in the shed and as with most of my designs, it’s a hodge-podge of inspiration from various sources.

Images are below, or you can download a PDF of the instructions.

Now that I’ve got the hang of, I’ll probably re-work the truck from a couple of days ago. Eventually I’ll release instructions for the rest of the machine tools too, but some are a lot more fiddly than the lathe, or use unavailable parts. If anyone knows how to separate a steering wheel column, please let me know!