Treadle Lathe #10: Treadle Pedal Mechanism

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Blog entry by LastingBuild posted 01-12-2019 07:48 PM 1139 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Flywheel finally done! Part 10 of Treadle Lathe series Part 11: The Frame and Flywheel are complete and installed »

In the last post, we assembled the flywheel and mounted it to the frame.

The treadle pedal mechanism is made up of an oak offset block housing the flywheel axel and offset axle or crank (not sure the correct term).

The pedal is made up of an oak frame pivoting around a 1/2 steel rod. It rotates on two 1/2 bearings.

The pedal connects to the offset block using an oak crank arm with pressure fitted bearings in each end. 5/8 connecting to the offset block axle and 1/2 connecting to the rear of the pedal (1/2” rod).

If you would like to watch the video check it out below.

View on YouTube

My hopes is that 1000 RPM will not be obtainable using this design.


-- LastingBuild

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#1 posted 01-13-2019 11:53 AM

Looks like it’s coming together. Thanks for the videos!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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