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Project by Ron Aylor posted 02-24-2017 12:20 AM 2787 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Willy Cordero

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 01:21 AM

Looks great, thanks for sharing

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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Kelster58

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 02:16 AM

Wow, that is amazing. I wish we lived closer. Many of my students are as fascinated with your woodworking as I am. We enjoy all your posts and would love to visit your shop. I hope you have the opportunity to share your talents in person with young people in your area. Thanks for sharing.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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swirt

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 02:26 AM

Very nice. Thanks for showing all the great photos.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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tyvekboy

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 03:52 AM

Real Woodworking the old fashion way.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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majuvla

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 04:56 AM

I pretty much like to see such old fashioned tools and maschines. Great to hear that it works for so many years.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 05:54 AM

It is unusual, does what you need it to, and even is good exercise to boot! Great tool and environmentally friendly as another bonus!

Many new things get invented that way too.

I have seen videos of other hand operated lathes too that worked well.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 03:08 PM

Thanks for all the compliments, guys! I think the old ways of doing things are the best. I have tried to spark interest in this type of woodworking in my neighborhood and all I hear is … “OH MY, how long does that  take?” Oh well …

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 11:05 PM

This is an outstanding reproduction. You have done a fine job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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PatesWoodshop

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 11:15 PM

Wish I lived in your neighborhood Ron! Anytime I see one of these man powered lathes I am in awe.

One of these days when I get the rest of my shop sorted, I’m going to build one of these.

Great Project. Thank you for sharing!

-- By "Woodshop" I mean my two car garage full of wood and tools.

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Ron Aylor

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#10 posted 02-25-2017 12:36 AM



This is an outstanding reproduction. You have done a fine job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks, Charles!


Wish I lived in your neighborhood Ron! Anytime I see one of these man powered lathes I am in awe.

One of these days when I get the rest of my shop sorted, I m going to build one of these.

Great Project. Thank you for sharing!

- Jeremy Pate

Thanks, Jeremy. I hope you do build one, it’s a great deal of fun, but beware it takes practice, and lot’s of Advil® … LOL!

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mafe

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#11 posted 02-25-2017 11:16 AM

Looks wonderful and really like a place one would love to hang out.
Fine work on the lathe and the whole atmosphere.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Gingzillaman

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#12 posted 02-25-2017 02:04 PM

That is a fine looking shop asset you have there! This makes me want to run home to my parents and get my high school wood shop project treadle lathe out of storage and do the final tweaks on it! I enjoy the traditional human powered machines. Keep on inspiring the younger generation to keep this tradition going!

-- Jeremy from Janesville, WI

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Woodknack

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#13 posted 02-26-2017 07:16 AM

I thought of building a spring pole lathe once…. Nah, who am I kidding, never! Haha.

Seriously though good work.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 02-26-2017 11:31 AM

Thanks, Mads! With the warmer temps and longer days my bride has a hard time pulling me out of this place.
 
 
Thanks, Jeremy! I hope you do get the treadle lathe up and running. It will still be quite different from the spring pole which cuts only on the down stroke!
 
 
Thanks, Rick! Come on now … you know  you want one!

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