Downriver Tools

Welcome to Downriver Tools

Welcome to Downriver Tools

Welcome to our expanding web site. Many of you have been requesting finished tooling. As the first products are being developed, some ready-made tools and accessories have been added to our catalog. Check out the tab for headstocks, collets and accessories made by Sherline and other manufacturers that are campatible with our Bed Turret. Check back often to watch our line grow. 

In addition to our production tool designs, we have expanded the fine line of steam engine casting sets and drawings 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 soon, finished tools and accessories 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 tools in action by clicking on the images below.


ER20 Collet Holder