Treadle Lathe workbench #8: and it continues...... u might be impressed.

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Blog entry by jth2bmtsu posted 04-11-2009 02:57 AM 2298 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: finally the workbench is recognizable.... Part 8 of Treadle Lathe workbench series Part 9: work surface continues..... »

Worked a few random hours the last few days and made pretty good progress. My little brother even got motivated today and whipped out some pretty nice work. We have been working on the tension wheel, headstock, tool rack and hardwood work surface.

making of the tension wheel.

As in the above pics, the tension wheel is a simple design but should serve the purpose intended (prevent slipping of the drive belt).

Headstock. Still have some work to do but the sealed ball bearings and axle are assembled. It spins really smooth. i used two ball bearings and the washers to fixate to uprights.


Tool rack.

Beginnings of hardwood work surface.

Thats it so far. Thanks for following the progress. Will continue to work on worksurface and headstock. Then will move to tailstock and drawers. i have never built drawers so it should be fun learning.

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#1 posted 04-11-2009 04:25 AM

Looking good :-))

-- 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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Tim Scoville

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#2 posted 04-11-2009 09:11 PM

Interesting project. I’d love to see it when it’s operational.

-- Tim S, WA

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#3 posted 04-11-2009 10:46 PM

I am absolutely convinced this will work very well. I am sure you will soon master the action of the treadle. So have fun like it a lot.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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