Treadle Lathe – Show-n-Tell 1

Overview: The plan, the design choice, construction details, and various improvements.

As with most projects, this one was not built strictly to plan. I already have a huge bench, so did not include the bench details from Shepherd’s plan. The rest is upgrades to modern bearings and other simplifications because the local blacksmith left long ago.

Shepherd’s original plan can be had from Tools For Working Wood.

3 Responses to “Treadle Lathe – Show-n-Tell 1”

  1. Ron Says:

    That is one nice lathe! Very well thought out.

  2. Ralph Boumenot Says:

    The video cleared up how the tool rest works. On your first post I was scratching my head trying to figure out how it work. Nicely done video explaining the lathe. Now, when can we expect the first lathe project?

  3. Shannon Says:

    So great to see the finished lathe Bob. It is a thing of beauty. Thanks for such a well organized series of posts on this. As you know there is a lot of info available out there but none of it is as comprehensive nor does it cite hardware sources.