I had seen a few Bodgers on you tube and the pole lathe looked to be an early tool that was easy to build and I thought be fun to play with. So I set out on a mission to build on and see what it was like.
Here is a picture of the head and tail stock. They are adjustable. The frame is 2/4
I placed all thread in the stocks so you can fine adjust. They are fixed on both sides of the stock with nuts.
the pedal is a frame with a door hinge to a base for stability.
I bought some cheep tools for a test run. Harbor Freight specials.
The pole part was replaced by bungee cords.
A test piece of pine.
And finally I took a chunk of that cedar limb and made me a mallet.
I do like the lathe. With some proper cutting tools and a lot of green wood this could be fun. Who needs to go to the gym and use the tread mill. I got a pole lathe and the sweat produces tools ;)
Thanks for viewing.
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