The build of the great wheel for the treadle lathe.

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Project by tuoh posted 03-11-2012 06:36 PM 4736 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

some pictures of the construction of the big wheel for the treadle lathe.
Spokes turning, the edge turning, gluing together, and treated with linseed oil.

Have fun,


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#1 posted 03-11-2012 06:48 PM

Very cool work Andre thanks for the photo lay out.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 03-11-2012 07:11 PM

Whow that looks it was a lot of precise work. Can’t wait to see the completed lathe. Well done

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 07:32 PM

Great work! I would like to know where you found such a long stainless steel hose clamp?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 08:17 PM

Okay, this must be a test. How did you make the first turned hub if it is going on your lathe. There must have been a primordal lathe back in antiquity somewhere that wasn’t really a lathe because all lathes need some turned pieces in their construction. I love the wheel, but it makes me ponder the history of turning and tool making. I have heard it said that only blacksmiths can make their own tools, but I think we are disproving that almost daily.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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#5 posted 03-11-2012 08:47 PM

Beautiful work! Your lathe is more than a tool, it’s a work of art.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 03-11-2012 08:49 PM

A bow lathe ?, there are no twisted pieces needed tho build on.

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 01:59 AM

Nice craftsmanship.

-- Carpe Diem

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 01:26 PM

Very Very cool. There is nothing like doing it the old fashioned way.

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