finished treadle lathe.

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Project by tuoh posted 04-05-2012 06:47 PM 7042 views 33 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 04-05-2012 06:59 PM

Beautiful!!! Roy will be proud!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 07:17 PM

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 07:36 PM

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 04-05-2012 07:40 PM

Very nice treadle lathe!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 07:46 PM

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 04-05-2012 08:51 PM

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

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#7 posted 04-05-2012 09:07 PM

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

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#8 posted 04-05-2012 09:36 PM

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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#9 posted 04-05-2012 10:13 PM

I am impressed!

Thanks for sharing


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#10 posted 04-05-2012 11:00 PM

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 04-06-2012 12:06 AM

very cool nice job look real good

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#13 posted 04-06-2012 01:19 AM

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 04-06-2012 01:23 AM

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

-- Eric, central Florida

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#15 posted 04-06-2012 01:34 AM

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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