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Treadle Lathe #10: Treadle Pedal Mechanism

01-12-2019 07:48 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

In the last post, we assembled the flywheel and mounted it to the frame. The treadle pedal mechanism is made up of an oak offset block housing the flywheel axel and offset axle or crank (not sure the correct term). The pedal is made up of an oak frame pivoting around a 1/2 steel rod. It rotates on two 1/2 bearings. The pedal connects to the offset block using an oak crank arm with pressure fitted bearings in each end. 5/8 connecting to the offset block axle and 1/2 connecting to the rear of the pedal (1/2” rod). If you would like to watch the video check it out below. View on YouTube My hopes is that 1000 RPM will not be obtainable using this design. T...

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