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Here is the long awaited video of a treadle lathe in operation.
Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKbC1mB3ksI&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtSSecq4-Ig&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu32Y6IIO38&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6jVqKruF58&feature=youtu.be





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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 849 days ago

That looks beefy. I am sure the amount of work that went into this is not a small amount. Great Job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 849 days ago

That lathe is so well built that it should last 2 or 3 life times. Very nicely done and well crafted. Is this your design or is a copy of one seen elsewhere?

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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nobuckle

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#3 posted 849 days ago

Very nice! I have to admit that I have a hard enough time concentrating on my turning as it is, let alone trying to get my feet into the mix. Perhaps someday. Thanks for sharing your craftsmanship with us.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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vakman

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#4 posted 849 days ago

Prachtig!

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

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llwynog

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#5 posted 849 days ago

It seems to work as good as it is beautiful. Thank you for the videos.

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

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 849 days ago

Great videos. Human power rules! The flywheel gives very smooth power through the whole treadle cycle, and the leather belt wastes very little energy. Beautiful combination of steel and wood.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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David Kirtley

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#7 posted 849 days ago

I have enjoyed the build pictures and seeing it work is great. Thanks.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 849 days ago

Great for the electric bill and you get exercise too!! Thanks for sharing…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BTKS

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#9 posted 849 days ago

Bravo! Wonderful lathe!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 849 days ago

Very well done! Thank you for posting this extremely interesting project. This is just a notch below building a bench for my shop I think.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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deon

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#11 posted 848 days ago

Thanks for posting

-- Dreaming patterns

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toyguy

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#12 posted 848 days ago

very cool…........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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RGtools

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#13 posted 848 days ago

This is the smoothest running treadle lathe I have ever seen. I especially like the way you are transferring force to the crankshaft.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Jason Watts

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#14 posted 848 days ago

Inspiring work. I love the quietness of this machine! I’d be tempted to make this a “family” tool. “Son, come over here and push this up and down…”
Truly fantastic.

-- - In Christ

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rkoorman

370 posts in 1449 days


#15 posted 848 days ago

He Andre ,

Da’s een mooi geheel geworden!!!

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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