Downriver Tools

Welcome to Downriver Tools

Welcome to Downriver Tools

Welcome to the revised and expanded web site. In addition to our production tool designs, we are now home to the fine line of steam engine plans and kits manufactured by Historic Models and Reproductions . These high quality examples of the engine builder’s art are both educational and entertaining from construction through operation.

At Downriver Tools we specialize in producing plan sets and kits to convert Bench-Top and Tool Room lathes into production turret lathes. Our products are designed to assist machinists needing quantities of duplicate parts but who cannot justify the large financial commitment to CNC or automatic screw machine platforms. We also have designs to fill the niche made vacant by hard-to-find (and very expensive) lathe accessories. Whether you are a specialty manufacturer, inventor, or hobbyist, we have a tool design to suit your needs.

Check out a downloadable sample of our work, and view several of the tools in action by clicking on the images below.


ER20 Collet Holder