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Treadle Lathe #7: After months of work.....

11-20-2018 01:14 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After months of work, I finally assembled the frame for the first time. First, I cleaned out the last mortise in the upright base and it fit snuggly on the first try. I then moved onto assembling the base. Everything lined up as I planned and I achieved a tight fit. Now that each of the joints are complete in the frame, I can move my attention to the mechanical parts of the lathe. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #5: Upright mortises and dry fitting the first through tenon

11-02-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Today I began hogging out the four mortises on the 1st and 3rd uprights. Each mortise will house a through tenon attaching the two ways to the uprights (legs). The second upright attaches to the ways with a series of housings in which I discussed on the last post. Sticking with the hand-tool only approach., I drilled out each mortise with my brace and 1 inch auger bit from each side of the uprights then finished it off with a chisel. I’m really happy with the fit. Thanks for following m...

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Treadle Lathe #4: Dry fitting the first joint

11-01-2018 01:49 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this episode, I complete the two housings in the 2nd upright. Each housing is mated with a housing in each way. The horizontal ways will attached to three uprights (legs) of the treadle lathe frame. The ways will be the structural support for the headstock, tail stock and tool rest. View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe #2: Joinery Layout

09-27-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Now that all the major components of the lathe are dimensioned I begin laying out the joinery. The treadle lathe will be build using mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak dowels. Check out the video for details! View on YouTube

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #5: The infamous crosscut

09-18-2018 01:30 PM by LastingBuild | 3 comments »

Crosscutting with a hand saw can be a real challenge and burden to the hand tool woodworker. In my video link below, I provide a tutorial on how to crosscut a large piece of stock with only hand tools. The result is within a 1/16 of perfection. The Paul sellers method combined with a few tricks of the trade will provide you the “know how” to cut large stock with a cheap saw. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMBxYcx7tQ

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #4: Parallel face and edge

09-15-2018 12:20 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

After establishing the reference face and edge, I use my marking gauge to mark the board thickness using the reference face as the guide. Once I have marked all four sides, I use my jack plane, jointer plane and smoothing plane to bring down the rough surface of the board to my marking lines. Then, I repeat the step for the board width using the reference edge as the guide. Once finished the board was perfectly square. (as perfect as necessary at least). If you would like to watch my video...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #3: Reference Edge

09-13-2018 01:48 PM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

Now that the reference face is established we move on to the reference edge. I first visualize the low and high spots and using my jack plane begin to bring down the high spots to meet the low spots. Once the edge is fairly flat, I check for flatness using my reference. Once flat, I turn my attention to assuring I have a 90 degree edge. Using a combination of the jack plane, jointers plane and smoothing plane I fine tune the edge until it is flat and square to the reference face. I mark the e...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #2: Reference Face

09-11-2018 01:56 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

In this video, I establish the reference face. The reference face will determine all other dimensions of the board. I begin by placing the board cup side down for stability then I determine which direction of the grain. Once the board is positioned on the workbench I chamfer the opposing edge and begin to plane the board perpendicular to the grain along the length of the board. Once the board is relatively flat side to side, I test for twist with my winding sticks. If twist exists, I plane d...

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #1: Tools

09-10-2018 01:38 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

I started a new video series tonight on how to dimension lumber using only hand tools. I am currently woking on building a treadle lathe and have been busy dimensioning all the components for the project. The tools I am currently using are the Stanley Sweetheart #4, Stanley #62 low angle jack plane, Stanley Bailey #7, A square, Stanley marking knife, Wood river marking gauge and 3 foot long measuring stick. It is a little slow but a good work-out. My shaving pile his about a foot tall now. ...

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Treadle Lathe #1: Part I: Introduction

08-31-2018 11:56 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

I am excited to build a treadle lathe. I recently began milling some rough sawn oak to use as the frame and I have assembled the needed hardware to make a functional lathe. I am using multiple sources in this project as reference material. I have listed the reference material below.: How to build a treadle Lathe by Steve Schmeck Lathe from a Loft by Roy Underhill Treadle Lathe by Mr. Chicadee on youtube. The hardware needed for this project is: 1/2” steel Rod...

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