Treadle Lathe workbench #3: constructing the frame from my reclaimed wood........

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Blog entry by jth2bmtsu posted 03-31-2009 03:48 AM 2249 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: so the flywheel continues.... Part 3 of Treadle Lathe workbench series Part 4: The frame continues.... »

I really prefer to build from reclaimed wood. Unfortunately, I chickened out from building the flywheel with it because of my limited access to tools. I probably would need a router and joiner which I fail to own at this time. That is one reason that I plan to paint the wheel since it will be built of new pine and not multi century old pine.

Here is a peek at my reclaimed stock. Thanks to my uncle for the supply.

I picked a few nice size planks and went to work on the lathe frame.

Well that it so far. Stay tuned for the next forum.

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 07:31 AM

Looks like you have your work cut out for youi!! Any idea how much the fly wheel weighs?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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