finished treadle lathe.

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Project by tuoh posted 749 days ago 4252 views 32 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday the treadle lathe completely finished, all metalwork is in place.
At the same time a new trapper made​​, fits better with the rest of the lathe.

For the open ball bearing, I built a wooden shield, so no chance of getting dust in the bearing.

Thanks to the total weight of 35 kg for the flywheel is the woodturning fantastic.
Witness the beautiful curls and the smooth results of the turning.


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#1 posted 749 days ago

Beautiful!!! Roy will be proud!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#3 posted 749 days ago

Very Nice. I have thought about making one but fear of having a heart-attack every time I turn something has kept me from the build. I would love to see a Video of it in action. Very nice work!
Thank You

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#4 posted 749 days ago

Very nice treadle lathe!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#5 posted 749 days ago

A treadle lathe would be great to take to craft fairs and show turning to attract customers.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 749 days ago

What a beauty, you’ve incorporated so many great design features. I’m inspired to do some upgrades on mine!

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#7 posted 749 days ago

Very nice. I’m planning on making a spring pole lathe in the cooming months.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#8 posted 748 days ago

This lathe is a real beauty.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 748 days ago

I am impressed!

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#10 posted 748 days ago

that’s a really nice lathe you got there well done
i made one a while back they are a great project to make every one loves them


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#11 posted 748 days ago

very cool nice job look real good

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#13 posted 748 days ago

That rocks! Any way you can get a small video if it in action?

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#14 posted 748 days ago

Beautiful piece my friend.
That is an heirloom tool for sure !

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 748 days ago

Really fantastic and inspiring work. Functional yet very refined and beautiful design that I think any woodworker and especially woodturning enthusiast will just love. Excellent post!

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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