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 third in a series of those responses. (1st one here, 2nd one here.)
Joesph Henson appears to live somewhere in Virginia, USA.
Joseph and I have exchanged few words, neither of us starting a talkative email series. On the other hand, Joseph sent quite a few pictures. He has gone well beyond a simple practical implementation with niceties like a spoked wheel, extra curves here and there, heavily reinforced supports for the drive wheel, an idler wheel for belt tensioning, and a very nice handwheel on the end of the head shaft. (Makes me feel like a neanderthal for hand turning my head shaft using the belt.) Note also the index head, which Joseph used when fluting some columns you’ll see a bit later.
Joseph also sends photos of a clock he built as a gift for his wife, in which he incorporates turned objects from the late … including the columns whose flutes were managed by the indexing head.
Joseph and all the rest of you, are very welcome to add additional information or discussion with the Comments form below.