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A lot of people come here interested in the treadle lathe I built. To make information finding a bit easier, here is an index / table of contents for the lathe articles.
Design Thoughts – Plans – Construction
- You’re Gonna Build a What? – first thoughts
- Plans and Lams – source of plans and laminating lumber
- Parts – mostly metal parts that you’ll want to order, not things you’ll find at the “home center”
- Parts Update – Stephen Shepard is now selling a set of metal parts that match his design
- Makin’ Parts – cutting curves and scratching beads
- Wordless Wednesday – cutting curves with my very lightweight “turning saw”
- Feet – for the book-matched foot fetishist
- Gams – Mortises and tenons for the legs
- Resume – after a break for other projects, come back and work on the tailstock
- Mount the Wheel
- Bearing Blocks – purchased parts and scraps of Walnut
- Puppet / Tailstock – fitting the spinning metal parts
- Head End – bearings and shafts for the great wheel & the headstock
- Treadle and First Turning – making the wheel sort of round 🙂
- Spindle – completing the headstock (almost)
- Drivin’ It – the belt
- Tool Rest (#1) – and a new drive pulley
- Adjustable Tool Rest – improving on the original
- Machined Crank Details – THANK YOU Roger Davis! Roger made this wonderful crank.
- Compilation – Josh Delmonico compiled all of these posts into a single Word document.
- Tailstock improvement – a simple knock out bar
- New Banjo and Tool rest
- Sanding Station
- Carving on a Turned Object – the first of many turned objects
- Carving on a Turned Object – Lathe Enhancement