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The build of the great wheel for the treadle lathe.

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Project by tuoh posted 899 days ago 2530 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,

André





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 899 days ago

Very cool work Andre thanks for the photo lay out.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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OldKranky

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#2 posted 899 days ago

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 899 days ago

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

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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HamS

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#4 posted 899 days ago

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.

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

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 899 days ago

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

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

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tuoh

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#6 posted 899 days ago

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

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peterrum

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#7 posted 898 days ago

Nice craftsmanship.

-- Carpe Diem

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Dpetty

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#8 posted 898 days ago

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

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