Treadle Lathe #8: Treadle Wheel build | Failure!

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Blog entry by LastingBuild posted 12-01-2018 02:40 PM 1129 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: After months of work..... Part 8 of Treadle Lathe series Part 9: Flywheel finally done! »

Continuing on with the “hand tool only” lathe build. I begin construction of the treadle wheel. I dimensioned some rough sawn oak boards then created tongue and groove joints along the edges before glue up. After glue-up, I began to cut out the circular radius of the wheel. Unfortunately, I have my first set back. I over tightened my bow saw and broke the blade.

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-- LastingBuild

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#1 posted 12-01-2018 10:24 PM

Too bad about the blade break. I would think you could punch out the centre piece of the pin still in the blade and maybe use a suitably sized nail as a replacement pin. The tension on the blade should hold it in place.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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