Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'treadle lathe'

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

09-18-2018 01:30 PM by LastingBuild | 0 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!

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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 Rod5/8” S...

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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. 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! 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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