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Make a Shaving Horse | Hand tools | Part 1

11-22-2017 11:48 AM by Daniel Solowiej | 6 comments »

How to make a shaving horse, as my way … Enjoy with me this peaceful process and take the time to have fun in all steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7RZthZPZY I really hope you like this video, and if so, you share it with others on your social networks, like and comment. All it’s free, quick, and much appreciated by me, because that give me willingness to continue doing. Also if you aren’t subscribed, please do it, is free and guaranty you don’t miss my...

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"The Woodwright's Shop" Episode Review #12: Roy wraps his thong around a lathe and warns us of crotch splinters...

10-16-2015 02:43 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

Read my entertaining (and informative) “Woodwright’s Shop Review” blog- the guide to season two, episode two has just been finished. Take a lighthearted look at a very young Roy Underhill as he builds a candle stand from Miss Maggie’s walnut tree, wraps his thong around the lathe, and tells us how to keep splinters out of our crotches! For more episodes, including all of season one, visit Stumpynubs.com! After you read the article below, click here to watch Roy U...

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HandWorks Event 2015 #4: Spring Pole Treadle Lathe

05-25-2015 03:17 AM by CharlieK | 0 comments »

One cool thing I saw at the Handworks event was this guy using a Treadle Spring Pole Lathe. His name is Jarrod Stone Dahl. I have a link to his website in the video’s description on YouTube. Anyway, I shot this very short video of him. I am also trying some new things with my YouTube videos. Please let me know what you like or don’t like about it! Thanks!Charlie View on YouTube

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Treadle Lathe Build #5: Rebuilding the tool rest

11-28-2011 06:50 AM by brianl | 3 comments »

After I finished building the initial tool rest (according to St. Roy’s plans) I was not one hundred percent happy with it. It wasn’t very adjustable and was a pain when it did. So, I took a look at modern commercial tool rests and tried to come up with my own alternative. When I looked at this, I saw a series of problems: It was hard to move and reposition. It lacked height adjustment. The tool rest wasn’t able to rotate (for work on hollow vessels). So, I de...

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Treadle Lathe Build #4: The flywheel

10-31-2011 05:23 AM by brianl | 3 comments »

The flywheel is based around a 2×12 of Douglas Fir I picked up at the big orange store. Not exactly high quality wood, but it gave me the mass I was looking for. I then added a layer of 3/4” pine boards to increase the mass a bit more. I cut the flywheel by mounting it in a vise and using the bow saw I made to cut the rough shape. Doing it this way seemed to be a lot faster than cutting rounding by cutting corners. Once the rough shape was cut, I then trued up the wheel wi...

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Treadle Lathe Build #3: Tool rest

10-04-2011 05:14 AM by brianl | 6 comments »

Construction of the flywheel and pulleys is taking longer than I anticipated, so I thought I’d skip ahead and show the progress that I made on the tool rest earlier today. I started by sawing the basic shape – I threw in a couple of decorative curves. I followed that up by cutting a 1/8” groove in the top and tapping in a piece of 1/8” steel bar stock. I figure that should provide a solid rest for the tools. In Roy’s original plans he doesn’t ment...

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Treadle Lathe Build #2: Framing Complete

09-30-2011 11:21 PM by brianl | 2 comments »

I haven’t really taken any vacation time this year so I decided to take a 4 day woodworking staycation. Hopefully the late will be complete at the end of it! With nothing else to do today, I made some great progress. I started the day by finishing up the cross brace on the end. It probably seems like nothing, but cutting mortises in 4”x4” posts takes up a lot of time. Saint Roy’s plans call for this brace to be a simple 2×4, but since I am increasing the m...

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Treadle Lathe Build #1: Starting the build

09-29-2011 04:31 AM by brianl | 4 comments »

As part of my bowsaw project I ended up building a crude bungee lathe. In doing so I realized how useful a lathe could be and how it could enable my addiction…I mean hobby. Since most of my projects are from the arts and crafts movement I don’t see a lot of spindle turning in my future, but I can definitely see some serving implement, bowl, condiment shaker, and box turning happening. So I started looking around for a way to build a lathe that fit into my “no power tool...

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Treadle Lathe #6: I'm feeling a little cranky...

09-29-2008 03:57 AM by Texasgaloot | 6 comments »

Since my last post on the treadle lathe, I was able to get a few things accomplished; some with outstanding success, some with not-so-outstanding… um… In the last couple of weeks I haven’t really put much time in on this project, but I was able to get the tail stock cut and pared to fit snugly between the ways. I wanted a very snug fit, because I don’t want the tail stock to develop any bias in terms of turning longitudinally to the lathe. I was able to achieve a ...

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Treadle Lathe #5: The Plot Sickens...

09-15-2008 04:46 AM by Texasgaloot | 6 comments »

I’m not a metal worker. I actually got some shop time this weekend. Not enough, it’s never enough! I had the opportunity to continue the lathe saga, and to “engineer” some of the metal parts. Now, I never purported to be a metal worker, but after a couple of tries the axle/crank came out better than I had hoped, in terms of nice crisp bends. I may find that the length of the crank arm (to use cycling nomenclature) is too long, resulting in a wildly flailing Pitt...

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