Treadle Lathe workbench #5: lots of progress on frame today.

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Blog entry by jth2bmtsu posted 04-03-2009 04:00 AM 1597 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Assembled lots of the frame today, thanks to my brother’s help. We also were able to find some wheels 40% off. I think adding these to the project is a good idea considering how heavy this thing is going to be when finished. The frame dimensions are approximately 5 foot long, 3 foot wide.

The next step will be to get the flywheel spinning on its axle, but will save for another day.

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#1 posted 04-03-2009 04:17 AM

Are you a lefty? the lathe looks backwards.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#2 posted 04-03-2009 11:06 PM

I was just wondering about that too? Loks like yiu are making progress. I can’t wait to see it in action ;-))

-- 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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Will Mego

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#3 posted 04-04-2009 05:03 PM

And you’re gonna post a youtube video of this in operation. I didn’t put a question mark because I’m demanding! Borrow somebody’s cam and shoot a video for us, pleeeeze.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#4 posted 04-05-2009 12:49 AM

he said for his uses it will not matter which side the laithe is on. and no he is not left handed.

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