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Treadle Lathe #8: Treadle Wheel build | Failure!

12-01-2018 02:40 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

Continuing on with the “hand tool only” lathe build. I begin construction of the treadle wheel. I dimensioned some rough sawn oak boards then created tongue and groove joints along the edges before glue up. After glue-up, I began to cut out the circular radius of the wheel. Unfortunately, I have my first set back. I over tightened my bow saw and broke the blade. Thanks for following my project. View on YouTube

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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 #6: Steady progress | Frame assembly soon

11-15-2018 08:16 PM by LastingBuild | 1 comment »

Since my last post, I cut the mortises on the uprights (three legs) and began hogging out the mortises in the three mating feet. The tenons are quite large and the mortises are taking around 15 drill holes using my brace and bit. The vintage Stanley brace and Irwin company auger bits I’m using are a real pleasure though. Each tenon is 3 inches long and I’m drilling the mortise to 3 1/4” depth. Once the three mortises are complete, I can fit the frame togethe...

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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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Building a REAL Lathe Part 1

10-08-2018 02:55 PM by RexKrueger | 2 comments »

Friends: There are a lot of DIY wood lathes out there, but most of those are small, low-power machines that won’t handle large pieces of wood, do bowls, or handle long spindles. I’m in the middle of building a REAL lathe with 16 inches of swing and 32 inches between centers. By itself, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I’m going to build this lathe for LESS than $150 and I’m using common materials and tools that any woodworker either has or can get thei...

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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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Woodworking Mallet (Carver's Mallet)

03-02-2018 10:23 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I made these hand made woodworking mallets (Carver’s Mallet) from some leftover maple I cleaned up, laminated, then turned on the lathe. This is a great project for when you only have an hour or two to spend in the wood shop. Nothing better than making my own tools. Thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/dZAOw_frfcI

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Tachometer Hack from $3 Bicycle Computer

03-12-2017 06:32 PM by Pete_LJ | 0 comments »

03122017 I got the tachometer installed on the lathe and it works pretty nicely. My concept was to use a $3 Chinese bicycle computer for the tachometer. However, such computers typically measure speed primarily (sometimes cadence, bike-speak for rpm at the pedals, which is typically limited to 199). The computer that I used was purchased off ebay for less than $3. Here is a link for the bike computer(“BC”) that I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-GKunctions-Cycling-Bike-Cyc...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Finishing Rough Wiring and Doing Test Cut

02-07-2017 02:14 PM by Pete_LJ | 3 comments »

02072017 I finished the rough wiring this morning. I still need to mount the potentiometer (which controls speeds), mount wires to motor more securely, put faceplate on switch/receptacle, and get wiring for light better secured . I ordered from ebay a plastic enclosure for the MC-40 motor controller (namely, the grey box in the pictures). The output from the MC-40 controller runs to the drum switch (the green switch in the pics) which controls direction of rotation. IN turn the wires f...

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