Some time ago, I asked all the purchasers of my Treadle Lathe ebook if they would like to show us the lathes they have built. A few responded with pictures and information. This is the second in a series of those responses. (1st one here.)
Dave Webster appears to live somewhere in British Columbia, another Canadian.
Dave mentioned that he acquired Stephen Shepard’s plans, and watched Mr. Chickadee’s lathe build on YouTube, and merged those ideas with my ramblings. I noticed a couple of interesting things about Dave’s lathe. He solved the problem of the wandering driveshaft pulley by trapping it between a couple of collars; much easier than pining it to the shaft. Dave has also added a sort of belt tensioner. I’m guessing that it is temporary and will be replaced with something of lower friction.
Dave sent along a couple of pictures for your enjoyment. …and his is yet another shop cleaner than mine!
The last time we exchanged mail, Dave mentioned he was turning large dowels that were to be threaded. Here’s hoping they turned out well and many more good things will come from his lathe.
Dave and all the rest of you, are very welcome to add additional information or discussion with the Comments form below.