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rizay

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1315 days ago

Well, I have been wanting to build a treadle lathe for a long time now. I finalized my plans and started work. I will be posting more information and pictures on this forum and on my site HERE as I go along. Any thoughts and comments are welcome.

Let me start by saying that my design is based on Roy Underhill’s design. However, I have made some alterations to his design to suit my wants and needs. I will point out my modifications as I go along.

Here is a picture of Roy’s lathe:

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.


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therookie

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#1 posted 1315 days ago

Very nice I like it.

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rizay

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#2 posted 1306 days ago

Thanks for all the interest. I am still working on this beast. I did make a lot of headway. I have updated my site to include some more photos with detentions. Have a look HERE to see my progress. Sorry to make you click, but it is much easier for me to only have to post pic and text once. I’ll let you know when I have added more.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 1306 days ago

This will be an interesting blog to watch. Good luck on it; those lathes are interesting and I remember seeing Roy’s on TV.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1306 days ago

as long as you remember to update us here too
and remember the link to you site :-)
I´m sure there will be more than a few of us
that will follow your build :-)
lookinking forward to the next toturial

Dennis

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1306 days ago

I always thought that would be fun to do, but I never will for a lot of reaons. I’ll be watching to see how it comes out ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rizay

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#6 posted 1297 days ago

I made a lot of progress on this project over the holidays. I have added some information about my build on my website HERE but most of my time recently was spent in the shop, not on the computer. However, I plan to add more soon.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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rizay

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#7 posted 1295 days ago

I added some more info and pics to my site. I plan to get this instructional done soon. It takes too long to make all the pictures and leaves me less time to turn. err…..

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 1295 days ago

thank´s for the update :-)

Dennis

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rizay

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#9 posted 1295 days ago

No problem. I am trying to make it as easy to understand as possible. There aren’t very many step by steps for treadle lathes out there. I will keep you all posted to when I add more steps to it. Let me know if anything is confusing. My mind is twisted sometimes.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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rizay

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#10 posted 1293 days ago

More updates have been added today.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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rizay

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#11 posted 1291 days ago

Well, I got a lot acomplished over the weekend. My treadle lathe is basicaly done. A few more tweaks to go. I got some more of the plans done on my site as well. Almost done with that too… Come have a look and let me know what you think.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1291 days ago

waoow you realy had made some great progress and work
on the blog with all those pictures

looking fantasstick but a litte long now (very long) for a single blog
I think you shuold divid it in in several posts as a serie….just my two cents
from what you have done in drawings and if you take a real picture of it too
then I think you have a jawdropping blog serie :-)

I realy look forward to see the finished (real) lathe :-)

take care
Dennis

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rizay

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#13 posted 1290 days ago

Thanks Dennis. I plan on taking some actual photos soon. I know its long. I thought about turning it into a pdf file. It won’t be as long that way because I can make it wider. I’ll keep you all posted.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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rizay

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#14 posted 1287 days ago

Ok guys. I finally got the entire plan on my SITE. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I still don’t have any actual photos but that will be added soon.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 1287 days ago

thump´s up from here :-)

Dennis

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