Treadle Lathe workbench #7: finally the workbench is recognizable....

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Blog entry by jth2bmtsu posted 04-09-2009 03:25 AM 1612 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the past few days, my brother and I have worked more on the workbench portion of the project. We framed out the bottom shelf and framed out the workbench top. We used some scrap 2×4’s to do the framing and some scrap plywood for the surface. Eventually, the plywood work surface will be covered with oak. We are still debating the best way to weld the crank together but I want to make sure everything fits and is functional first. The next step to tackle is the tension wheel, headstock and tailstock. Stay tuned!!

A view of both the bottom shelf and bench top.

A view of the crank, crankarm and bottom shelf.

Bench top view.

Another bench top view. Take note of the oak floor planks. I have a ton of these scraps that will later become my bench top. Should be interesting to see how it looks.

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#1 posted 04-09-2009 05:13 AM

bet your glad you put wheels on it! looking good.

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