Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
You don't need a lathe. I've done turned handles using a hand drill mounted to the workbench with an L shaped piece of wood as the tailstock, I've used the drill press with a homemade center stuck in the platform, and I 've used a router. I was into making round things long before I actually had a lathe. Heck I could make a handle using a drawknife or even a pocketknife. If you want it bad enough you figure out how to make it.