Treadle Lathe – Parts

These are the parts not commonly found at your nearby home centers. We’ll see more of them in subsequent posts.

photo of 5 parts

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Some of these are available from several sources. I include links in the “Source” column for where I found the ones I’m using. Shop around. For example, that MT socket is listed by several sellers on eBay for $30-50, and I found it at Amazon for less than $10

DescriptionPart numberSource (mouse over for links)
1/2" sealed
5/8" sealed
51102 thust bearing -
#2 Morse Taper SocketSSH-4 2 Morse Taper - 1" Hard Solid SocketVictor Machinery Exchange, via Amazon
Drive spur - 5/8" spindleShopsmith Drive SpureBay - bandsaw-tire-warehouse
Live center - #2MTShopsmith Live CentereBay - bandsaw-tire-warehouse
Headstock Adapter - 5/8" to 1" 8tpiPSI L5818 Headstock Spindle AdapterAmazon
Live center - #2MTPSI LCENTLT2 No. 2MT Heavy Duty Live CenterAmazon
Drive belt - 2 strips of 2" by 72" leather4773-00 Latigo stripsTandy Leather Factory

4 Responses to “Treadle Lathe – Parts”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Bob, I really like your idea of modernizing a treadle lathe. Thanks for doing the work of posting this valuable information.

  2. Shannon Says:

    You da man Bob. Thanks for sharing all this.

  3. Ryan Cheney Says:

    I’ve had the plans for this treadle lathe through Tools For Working Wood for quite some time now, and the lack of knowledge/sources for all the metal bits are the main things that kept me from getting started on actually building it. I echo the previous posters in thanking you for doing the legwork and posting video of the results!

  4. Bob Says:

    You’re welcome Ryan!
    That’s why mine stayed partially built for a very long time.

    OK. Get going!