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Treadle Lathe workbench #8: and it continues...... u might be impressed.

04-11-2009 02:57 AM by jth2bmtsu | 3 comments »

Worked a few random hours the last few days and made pretty good progress. My little brother even got motivated today and whipped out some pretty nice work. We have been working on the tension wheel, headstock, tool rack and hardwood work surface.making of the tension wheel.As in the above pics, the tension wheel is a simple design but should serve the purpose intended (prevent slipping of the drive belt).Headstock. Still have some work to do but the sealed ball bearings and axle are assemble...

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Treadle Lathe workbench #7: finally the workbench is recognizable....

04-09-2009 03:25 AM by jth2bmtsu | 1 comment »

Over the past few days, my brother and I have worked more on the workbench portion of the project. We framed out the bottom shelf and framed out the workbench top. We used some scrap 2×4’s to do the framing and some scrap plywood for the surface. Eventually, the plywood work surface will be covered with oak. We are still debating the best way to weld the crank together but I want to make sure everything fits and is functional first. The next step to tackle is the tension wheel, hea...

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Treadle Lathe workbench #6: it spins.... and has a pedal...

04-07-2009 02:55 AM by jth2bmtsu | 4 comments »

Well since last post we attached massive reclaimed 2×6 supports to handle the axle. The axle (3/8” piping) is recieved by the floor flange on each side of the flywheel. The crank arm is then assembled as shown in the pics. We then constructed a pedal from scrap 2×4’s and some plywood and secured it to the frame by metal piping to allow it to pivot freely.After assembling the wheel/ crank and pedal system we got er spinning pretty good. Somewhere in the range of 2-3 revol...

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The next step #1: Finishing The Spoon

04-03-2009 06:22 AM by osageman | 7 comments »

Before we start the next part of the proccess, I want to talk about the spoon contest. Here are the rules. 1.) Only one utensil will be given away each month.2.) Everyone has 5 guesses.3.) The contest will run the 1st to the 25th of each month.4.) Everyone with a correct guess will be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn from all the correct guesses. (25th of each month) Verified by Molly and Odie. (even a nice steak bone couldn’t sway them, last time:)5.) You must correctly...

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The utensil making process #3: Working The Bowl Of The Spoon

03-20-2009 03:53 AM by osageman | 4 comments »

I can be contacted at: osagemann@yahoo.com Thanks to all who ventured a guess, in the spoon contest. And the tree was, an American elm…We have the 3 winners. They are… 1.) John Grey, 2.) P Grene, 3.) and Max… I have already contacted them about their wooden utensil. Next month we will have a go at it again. This time the rules will be layed out better. The winner will have their choice of the utensils I make. From now on, there will be just one winnerR...

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The utensil making process #2: Sanding The Spoon

03-17-2009 05:50 AM by osageman | 3 comments »

I don’t know if I need a disclaimer or not on safety. So I will just add that, you need to take precaution when sanding and working around power equipment. Just be safe and know your tools… Now you have your pattern cut out, and you are ready to start sanding the shape. There is really no easy way to explain the process with out photos or videos. I will leave it up to you to read between the lines, (so to speak) There is 3 parts to a wooden utensil, 1.) the bowl. 2.) the nec...

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LEATHERWORKING+PENS #1: Making a Pen case for sale!

03-16-2009 08:05 AM by ccpenco | 5 comments »

One of the people that my dad works with in my company has asked me to make for him a Pen complete with a leather case + a wooden box for his boss. I guess that he thinks that a good gift will improve his chances of keeping his job. Either way, i have to make it really good. He has given me pretty much free reign on what wood to use etc. So this will be an important project for me because it is one where i can really see if i’m any good at designing, etc. I ca...

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Grave Marker for Old Rusty!

03-13-2009 09:49 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 12 comments »

The same friend I had made the Gavel for, dropped by the other day. He asked me if I would carve Old Rusty’s name on this cross for him. Old Rusty had passed away one year ago on this very day, & he was missing his old buddy. It was quite a coincidence, Rusty died on my birthday in 2008. After I got started on it, I thought it would be nice to do a relief carving of Rusty. He was a Golden Retriever, so I asked my friend if he had any good pictures of Rusty. He didn...

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Your 1st Spoon #1: Make It Easy On Yourself

03-13-2009 01:38 AM by osageman | 3 comments »

You can contact me at osagemann@yahoo.com I’m not going to be able to write tomorrow so I am writting today. Now that you have your piece of wood picked out for your 1st spoon, let’s get started. I am sitting here with a cup of freshly made tea, with the wooden tea spoon that I made last night. I really liked this little spoon. I took my time (1 1/2 hours) making it. The grain is very nice and it is especially smooth and soft to the touch. SO, I decided to keep it…...

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1st fiddle by ROY D #2: start of the pictures..i'll give a description of process later

03-10-2009 04:52 PM by roy | 0 comments »

hers the start, it’s going to be a long hard build. but i know if it was easy everybody would do it!!

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