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The build of a new treadle lathe.

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Project by tuoh posted 03-11-2012 01:22 AM 5157 views 32 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The build of a treadle lathe.

A few pictures of my latest project, a new treadle lathe, from drawing tho build.
Build from Scandinavian Pine, European Oak, and one big piece of Robinia /Acacia.

The project is almost finished. Only the spindle and tread rod on the Richt.

More pictures ad: http://hout-en-boten.blogspot.com





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Brit

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 01:38 AM

Now that is a work of art, but also very useful. Congratulations on a great design and build.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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HamS

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 01:46 AM

This …. is way cool.

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.

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dakremer

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 02:05 AM

very awesome! Make sure to post a video of it in action when its done! I can’t wait to see it finished! What a great build!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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woodworm

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 02:50 AM

Fantastic job – Lovely woodworking machine, from wood for wood!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 03-11-2012 03:24 AM

Great looking treadle lathe ,again welcome to Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jaedwards575

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#6 posted 03-11-2012 05:28 AM

Did you design this yourself? If so, yo must have a degree in engineering and physics, bravo!

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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RandyM68

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#7 posted 03-11-2012 05:39 AM

Nice lathe. Good job. I’d like to see it working, too.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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tuoh

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#8 posted 03-11-2012 09:09 AM

Thanks for the positive comments, and sorry for my poor English.
And yes, a do the design self.

One correction, the link was wrong, her is the right link: http://hout-en-boten.blogspot.com

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michelletwo

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#9 posted 03-11-2012 10:56 AM

tuoh: your english is good, relax. I built a springpole lathe 25 yrs ago & it was fun, but not this complicated. Good job on your treadle

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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HalDougherty

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#10 posted 03-11-2012 11:04 AM

You’ve crafted a beautiful tool. I’‘m not sure which would be better looking, the lathe or the bowls you turn out on it. It would be great to have one that doesn’t require electricity to take to craft fairs so you could show both your turnings, but also how you do them. Sitting at the lathe and turning something would draw a lot of customers to your display.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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balidoug

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#11 posted 03-11-2012 11:11 AM

I’ve got one of those on my list – a ways down, but on it. Looks like your someone I’ll be going to for advice once I get to it a few years down the way. Nice job.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 03-11-2012 12:28 PM

That is a wonderful piece of work. I love those things.

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GrandpaLen

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#13 posted 03-11-2012 02:22 PM

Though I do woodworking, primarily, from my own designs, I am always humbled by a true artisan.
Very nice fit and finish. You have done yourself proud.

Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Bricofleur

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#14 posted 03-11-2012 03:12 PM

Beautifull lathe and great work. Hat’s off! – Chapeau!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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vakman

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#15 posted 03-11-2012 03:31 PM

Wow! That looks like it runs smoothly, would love to see it in operation.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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