Treadle Lathe #1: Part I: Introduction

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Blog entry by LastingBuild posted 08-31-2018 11:56 AM 1213 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am excited to build a treadle lathe. I recently began milling some rough sawn oak to use as the frame and I have assembled the needed hardware to make a functional lathe. I am using multiple sources in this project as reference material. I have listed the reference material below.:

How to build a treadle Lathe by Steve Schmeck

Lathe from a Loft by Roy Underhill

Treadle Lathe by Mr. Chicadee on youtube.

The hardware needed for this project is:

1/2” steel Rod
5/8” Steel Rod
3/8” plumbing flanges
1/2” and 5/8” stop collars
1/2” and 5/8” Bearings
Shopsmith Lathe 5/8” Bore drive spur and MT2 Cup center
Morse Taper drill sleeve MT2

I am committed to building this project using only hand tools and I invite you to watch the video series.

View on YouTube

-- LastingBuild

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#1 posted 08-31-2018 01:44 PM

Great video. The Schmeck lathe has been on my build list for years as well. I look forward to seeing your progress.

-- Elroy

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#2 posted 08-31-2018 05:46 PM


I’m glad you like it. Follow along and build one of your own!

-- LastingBuild

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